Major producer of clean and renewable energy empowers youth to help preserve the environment
San Pablo High School students raise their hands for a better future at the Cleanergy School Tour launch in Laguna.
MANILA, Phils.: February 15, 2012 – Students and teachers of San Pablo National High School in Laguna experienced first-hand the benefits of AboitizPower’s (PSE ticker symbol: AP) Cleanergy, its brand of clean and renewable energy, during the launch of its school tour program.
The event is the first of a series this year, which will be rolled out nationwide in AboitizPower’s host communities. The school tour’s primary aim is to enlighten students and teachers’ on how we can make better daily lifestyle choices that can help preserve the environment. A comprehensive educational module, which revolved around this goal, was cascaded to the participants. They also enjoyed doing interactive games, playing with eco-friendly gadgets and equipment, including an energy bike charging station, an ingenious device that allows students to charge their mobile phones by pedaling a stationary bike.
San Pablo National High School has been AboitizPower’s neighbor through its wholly owned subsidiary, AP Renewables, Inc., which has been operating its Makiling-Banahaw (MakBan) geothermal plant since 2008. Through the years, AboitizPower has continued to partner with the MakBan community through educational, infrastructural, livelihood, primary health and dental care, and environmental initiatives. The company believes that partnering with its host communities is the key to protecting the environment in a collaborative manner.
Kids play Alter Space, the country's first Filipino Facebook application that educates the user on how to lower one's carboon footprint level.
"AboitizPower, through its Cleanergy brand, aims to offer an energy solution that leaves a lighter impact on Earth’s climate and its limited resources. We also promote energy conservation, and leading a healthier lifestyle choice. Ultimately, the little things we do to protect the environment can make a big difference," AboitizPower and CEO Erramon Aboitiz said.
"Through the Cleanergy School Tour, we empower the youth and equip them with the knowledge and tools to make more responsible everyday choices that will help take care of the environment," Aboitiz added.
One of the participants pledges for a greener, cleaner Earth.
The response of the participants was nothing short of inspiring.
At the end of the San Pablo National Highschool Cleanergy Tour, students and teachers made their respective commitments towards a better and cleaner environment.
“I pledge to encourage my student to do even little things to save the earth. I will also make them aware of the things that I've learned from AboitizPower, as I am doing it to myself,” shared San Pablo National High School teacher Crisee Brotonel.
“I pledge that, from now on, I will try my best to make this world better,” San Pablo National High School student Jerome Maloles mused.
The AboitizPower Cleanergy School Tour series will also be an avenue to promote Alter Space, the first Filipino online application on Facebook that teaches the online community how everyone can help protect the planet.
In Alter Space, players learn in a fun way how to make sensible, practical choices in their daily lives—all of which help reduce the effects of global warming and climate change, and decrease carbon footprint levels.
AboitizPower is the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, retail and power services. It is a major producer of Cleanergy, its brand for clean and renewable energy in the Philippines with several hydroelectric and geothermal assets in its generation portfolio and also has non-renewable power plants located across the country. The company owns distribution utilities that operate in high-growth areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. For more details, please visit: www.aboitizpower.com and www.cleanergy.com.ph
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