CATARMAN, N. Samar– The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Northern Samar First District Engineering Office reaffirms its dedication to environmental sustainability by launching initiatives to promote an eco-friendly working environment.

As part of its commitment, DPWH-Northern Samar First will implement various measures to reduce its environmental impact. This includes the use of sustainable materials in construction projects, the adoption of green building practices, and the promotion of energy-efficient technologies.

“We recognize the importance of protecting our environment for future generations,” said District Engineer Alvin A. Ignacio.

“By implementing eco-friendly practices in our projects, we aim to minimize our carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, greener future.”

In addition to sustainable construction practices, DPWH-Northern Samar First will also undertake community-based initiatives to raise awareness about environmental conservation. This includes tree-planting activities and coastal clean-ups.

To further enhance its environmental efforts, DPWH-Northern Samar First will focus on key areas such as reducing electricity consumption, water conservation, waste management, and implementing greening programs.

The office will install trash bins in strategic locations, plant ornamental plants to beautify surroundings, and install rainwater collector tanks. Additionally, the office will ensure the wise utilization of office supplies and materials to avoid waste. Construction materials, such as asphalt containers, are repurposed into plant holders. Fuel allocation is reduced, and air-conditioning units are turned on within specific time periods to conserve energy.

“We believe that environmental conservation is a shared responsibility,” added DE Ignacio.

“Through collaboration with the community and the implementation of these initiatives, we can create a more sustainable and eco-friendly environment for all.” He further stated.

DPWH-Northern Samar First’s commitment to promoting an eco-friendly working environment aligns with the national government’s efforts to achieve sustainable development goals. By prioritizing environmental sustainability, DPWH-Northern Samar First aims to set a precedent for other government agencies and private organizations to follow suit.