In celebration of International Earth Day, LGU-Gensan and other local stakeholders and partners including Sarangani Province Empowerment and Community Transformation Forum, Inc. (SPECTRUM) and RD Foundation Inc., co-implemented the “EARTH DAY CONVERGENCE”: a Multistakeholders Coastal Clean-up, SCUBAsurero and Youth Day Forum on April 22, 2019 which were participated by Protected Area Management Board – Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (PAMB – SBPS), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – XII, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), EDUKAR Scholars, RMFB XII, GSC Tourism Council, CEMCDO, City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO)–Gensan, USAID, SOX Free Divers, Brigada Group of Companies and other NGOs with Miss Earth Southern Mindanao Philippines, Ms. Patricia Maye Hoffman. Approximately 700 participants joined the activity. total of 609 Kgs. or 12 sacks of residual waste were collected from coastal area and underwater which the data was immediately consolidated by SPECTRUM.
SPECTRUM in partnership with The Coca-Cola Foundation is implementing the Project entitled Reducing the Effects of Destructive and Improper Plastic Waste Disposal through Upgraded Community Engagement or Project REDUCE. This project aims to protect and conserve Sarangani Bay from the inimical effects of poor plastic waste disposal.