KADIWA members learn about the importance of sustainability

By JUDITH IMUS and ANTONIO G. CAÑAVERAL JR.

Date Posted: March 31, 2022

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“We must always take care of our environment, to improve the quality of our lives—there are many ways to do it,” said Tristan Regino from Athens, Greece Congregation.

He was one of the KADIWA from the Ecclesiastical District of Mediterranean learned the importance of environmental conservation during an online seminar on March 12, 2022.

KADIWA officers Judith Imus from Haifa, Israel Congregation; Merlyn Linis, and Rachele Echavari, from Jerusalem, Israel Congregation, served as resource speakers during the seminar that focused on sustainability.  

“Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present generation without depleting the natural resources for the benefit of future generations,” Echavari explained. “We need to understand its importance because some resources are finite and should be conserved for the welfare of future generations.”

The resource speakers discussed various ways by which the brethren can help care for the environment. Among these were saving energy, using reusable energy alternatives, recycling of materials, growing of plants, donating unused items, water conservation, wearing sustainable clothes, and using eco-friendly cleaning products.

Echavari added that “through projects launched by the Church Administration, such as [the Gulayan sa Bakuran (backyard gardening) project], tree planting activities, and clean-up drives,” members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) could “help in protecting the environment to have a sustainable society.”

“We hope that we can put into practice all the things that we learned to have our simple yet beneficial contribution in conserving our environment,” said Brother Axl Rose Mesina, the district Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer, who supervised the activity. — With reports from INC News Section

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