Dinamico Admin General Manager Jinnam Kim and Dinamico Cost Control Manager Ganghyeog Shin in the coastal cleanup drive last April 13.
Part of its Dagat Ko, Linis Ko program, Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E) and its technical partners joined hands to clean the coastal area along Lamon Bay last April 13 in Brgy. Caridad Ilaya, Atimonan, Quezon.
Eighty employees from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power System, Dinamico Construction Inc., Delta Earthmoving, Inc., Beton Bau Phils. Inc., Jacob Project Philippines and A1E took part in the cleanup. They were also joined by volunteers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Atimonan Municipal Environment and Natural Resources (MENRO), and residents of Brgy. Caridad Ilaya.
The cleanup drive was done in anticipation of influx of visitors in the Lenten season. Many locals and tourists visit the area to swim because of its crystal-clear water.
Dinamico Administrative Manager Jinnam Kin said the cleanup drive is the best way to encourage their employees to protect the environment. Learning by doing and taking action is one principle we believe in, he added.
A total of 411 kilos or 42 sacks of residual waste such as clothes, cans, plastic bottles and cups, grocery bags, cigarette butts, ropes, and Styrofoam were collected. The collected trash was disposed at the Municipal Sanitary Landfill located in Barangay Inaclagan. While around ten tons of biodegradable waste such as coconut husk, bamboo pole and stick, sea grass, and woods were buried at the upper part of the beach.
“Beyond doing a clean-up, we want to instill environmental awareness and stewardship among our partners and the Atimonanins. We understand that working together is essential if we want to protect our environment,” said Cynthia Pardo, A1E External Affairs Manager.
Other partners include the Rotary Club of Quezon City led by Mr. Mike Enriquez who donated sacks for the cleanup.
Dagat Ko, Linis Ko is one of A1E’s programs which promotes environmental stewardship and enjoins the different members of the community to take care of Mother Nature.