Davao City has become a haven for green living thanks to increasing number of environmental initiatives popularized through the Lunhaw Awards, now on its fifth year.
These green warriors ranged from young students, individual farmers in both rural and urban settings, to associations and commercial establishments.
The City Government made Lunhaw Awards officially part of the 80th Araw ng Davao celebration. This year’s awarding ceremony and gathering of green advocates was held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel on March 17.
IDIS, being one of the event’s organizers and secretariat, is optimistic that the Lunhaw Awards will expand its scope to reach South-Central Mindanao and eventually to the whole country, given the solid support of the LGU and government agencies like DENR and DA.
The Lunhaw Awards is an annual multi-sectoral award-giving body organized by the City Agriculturist’s Office (CAO), City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO), Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS), Davao City Water District (DCWD) and the Interface Development Interventions (IDIS).
LUNHAW AWARDS 2017 WINNERS
- St. Francis of Assisi Family Farmers Association’s Organic Backyard Urban Gardening and Seedlings Project, Sto. Nino Village, Maa, Davao City (Category: Organic Agriculture Small-scale)
- Alex Betarmos’ Organic Farm and Agro-forest, Brgy. Malamba, Marilog District, Davao City (Category: Organic Agriculture Medium-scale)
- Marilog High School of Agriculture’s Path to a Brighter Future Organic Agriculture Program, Brgy. Datu Salumay, Marilog District, Davao City (Category: Education and Advocacy)
- Toril Kalambuan Association’s Upcycled Handicrafts, Mercury St. Crossing Bayabas, Toril, Davao City (Category: Pollution Control)
- Dacudao National High School’s Forest Park, Dacudao, Calinan, Davao City (Category: Forest-based Initiatives)
- SM Lanang’s Sustainability Program, Lanang, Davao City (Category: Green Building/Urban Greening)
- Pamulaan Center for Indigenous People’s Education Eco-Indigenous School Design, USEP Mintal Campus, Tugbok District, Davao City (Special Award for Sustainable School Design)
- Matina Aplaya Fisherfolk Association’s Coastal Rehabilitation and Mangrove Reforestation, Matina Aplay,Davao City (Special Award for Marine Resources Management)
- Toyota Davao-Catitipan’s Earth Charter, Purok 9 Brgy. Communal Catitipan Buhangin, Davao City (Special Award for Green Building Design)
- Kenaniah’s Integrated Organic-Natural Family Farm (Special Award for Organic Agriculture)
- Marciano “Marsing” G. Ibañez for Davao River Rehabilitation Program (Green Champion Award)
- Engr. Elisa Madrazo, CENRO (Outstanding LGU Official)
- SM Lanang PremierToyota Davao (Special Recognition for Permeable Pavement Design)
- Kisan Lu Lands and Development Inc., (Special Recognition for Permeable Pavement Design)
- Toyota Davao (Special Recognition for Permeable Pavement Design)