The Branch’s continuous implementation of its Green Our DOLE Program (GODP) plan led the NCMB-CAR staff to a half day Organic Farm Study Tour on May 5, 2015 at The Master’s Garden, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet. The activity was coupled with composting lessons and munching on a sumptuous organic meal.
GODP seeks to strengthen the advocacy and readiness of the Department to engage in green issues and solutions on climate change. Moreover, GODP encourages proactive implementation of green and eco-friendly practices in the workplace and among its own workforce to improve delivery of programs and services to its stakeholders.
To implement the GODP, the Branch incorporated programs like the conduct of Brigada Ahensya, resource efficiency and energy conservation and sharing of health and wellness tips during staff meeting. These activities are already in progress. Tree planting and training on first aid took a back seat as they will soon take their turns.
DOLE AO No. 96, series of 2011, the source of GODP, aims to achieve a clean, safer and carbon free work environment. It envisions a productive workforce and the efficient utilization of resources. Lyla Jane B. Tacio