From Contemporary to Classic, Jongky School of Surfing (Facebook Group) or Jongky Surf School (Facebook Page) have been FEED Living Legacy program partners since 2017, when two of FEED’s team members – namely Diane Penales, VP Operations; and Anne-Marie Mananquil Bakker, Director, Partnerships – became certified Surf Instructors by the Municipality of San Juan, La Union, Philippines; upon joining Jongky Surf School. Read more about this here: https://feed.org.ph/media-centre/press-releases-2017/courage-under-water-la-union-surf-club-trained-in-water-search-rescue-wasar/
Their first event was to participate in and pass the Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) training with Motorized Boat Operation organised by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of San Juan, La Union & certified by the Philippine Department of Defense.
FEED’s 2nd event was the first ever Jongky Surf School Coral Propagation Course, 5 Nov 2018 organised for the first time ever surfing community ever in the Philippines – carried out by Laura Riavitz, an avid Austrian Marine Biologist/Scientist based in La Union.
The 3rd FEED event organised was the ECOSURF Launch on November 10th, 2018 when 93 students from the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) ventured outside of the four walls of the classroom to experience conscientious environmental education during the launch of ECOSURF, a program designed to provide sustainable solutions for climate change, last November 10, 2018, at Urbiz Garden Plage in San Juan, La Union.
Jongky Surf School was a lead local organising partner of FEED, together with the La Union Surf Club, Inc. (LUSC) Events Team and Board, elders and community leaders.
The 4th successful event involved the first ever La Union Lokal Legends Surf Competition 2018, held on the 19th of November – showcasing the province’s surfing pioneers who led the Provincial Government of La Union to endorse Philippine congressional recognition as the “Surfing Capital of the North” (ref: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/957856/la-union-claims-surfing-capital-of-north-tag).
FEED also organised the first ever Coral Propagation training and certification for Jongky Surf School, in order to broaden ints Climate Change Action programs with technical inputs from Ocean Quest Global and SeaShepherdDive.
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In 2015, the Philippine government submitted to the United Nations the country’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The country committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 70 percent by 2030. The carbon dioxide reductions will come from the sectors of energy, transport, waste, forestry and industry.
FEED runs a number of Students and Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – such as mangrove planting for coastal protection or ridge reforestation plantings; One Child, One Tree; Bio-Intensive Gardens (BIG) for nutrition in public elementary schools and other spaces; Climate Change Survival 101 and other LIVING LEGACY programs – customised environmental engagement activities for individuals and organisations interested in contributing to climate change adaptation efforts and greening critical areas such as watersheds, ridges, and reefs that all require rehabilitation.
Join us! Help us reverse the Earth’s “hothouse climate” tipping point.
Eco-Advocacy with FEED
Check out the video journey by Clueless Commuter who planted with us last 24th of June 2017 to get a good idea of how FEED plantings go: https://youtu.be/KROn4rjVqBg
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