CHMSC-Alijis was awarded the Silver Seal of Good Environmental Governance on June 26 at the L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City as part of the 23rd Provincial Environment Week.
The said Silver Seal was conferred by the Provincial Environment Management Office to recognize the College’s efforts to protect and conserve the remaining natural resources of Negros Occidental.
This is the second seal awarded to CHMSC-Alijis, following last year’s receipt of the Bronze Seal of Good Environmental Governance.
“We always remind everybody that this is not a contest... What it is, though, is a chance for us to showcase our programs, to showcase our best practice,” said PEM Officer Atty. Wilfred Ramon Peñalosa in his overview of the seals.
The nominated institutions were evaluated using the following indicators: Education Advocacy Programs– 15 percent, Greening Program– 10 percent, Solid Waste Management– 15 percent, Water Conservation Projects– 15 percent, Energy Conservation Projects– 10 percent, Sustainability– 20 percent, Performance Evaluation System of the School Personnel– 5 percent, and Documentation– 10 percent, resulting to 100 percent.
According to Engr. Albert Joseph Gonzalo Monge, “This is good (as an indicator of Green CHMSC) because the validator is an external party. We have already started preparing to go for gold.”