SDM’s Earth Day celebration

DAVAO CITY – The Sustainable Davao Movement, a network of NGOs and POs committed to promote Davao City as a green city, planted mangroves and cleaned up the coast of Sitio Malamboon in Brgy. 76A to mark the group’s first anniversary and celebrate Earth Day.

Formerly called Green Davao coalition, the group was formed to advocate the protection of Shrine Hills. It has now evolved into a network that discusses and lobbies environmental issues to appropriate government agencies.

In 2016, SDM ensured the retention and implementation of the additional 10% provision of green space for every land developed when City Council members tried to amend this provision in the CLUP. In the same year, SDM also submitted Sustainable Development Agenda to Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpion. Some provisions of this have already been adopted as part of the LGU program.

The members of the SDM network are Interface Development Interventions Inc., the Ateneo de Davao University, METSA Foundation, Foundation for the Philippine Environment, Philippine Eagle Foundation, Masipag Mindanao, Matigsalog Tribe, Blissful Village, Agro-Eco Philippines, Ecoteneo, UCEAC, Youth for Climate Change, Cycle for Life, MISSION Davao, OROL-Gitib, and Save Shrine Hills Movement.

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