September 16, 2011 is International Ozone Day

International Ozone DayHurray for environmental awareness!  We are looking forward to yet another International Ozone Day and hope this will help increase everyone’s awareness of the plight of our earth and do their part to help.

The International Ozone Day started in 1987, when the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer was created.  In 2007, member countries agreed to fast-track the phasing out of the production and consumption of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).  HCFCs are ozone-depleting gases and greenhouse gases which are over 2,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide!

Since 2007, the search has been on for technologies that eliminate ozone-depleting substances and increase climate protection.

This year’s theme is “HCFC Phase-Out: A Unique Opportunity."

In the Philippines, the Department Of Environment And Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philipppine Ozone Desk (POD) will lead the country in this awareness campaign.  They are working with private and public schools to conduct activities that will promoted the protection of the ozone layer.

The DENR which is the lead agency in the celebration, encourages the public and private schools to conduct activities that will promote the protection of the ozone layer.

For more information regarding International Ozone Day in the Philippines, contact Ms. Bellrose Buraga of the POD at telephone number: (02) 928-4696 loc. 4.

 

Do you want to help today?  Just plant a tree!