JBLCF-B wins Silver Seal in Environmental Campaign

The JBLCF Bacolod recently won the Silver Seal Award for the Seal of Good Environmental Governance from the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental thru the Provincial Environment and Management Office (PEMO) during the Provincial Environmental Week Celebration held at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City last June 23, 2017.
Last year the unit became a recipient of the Bronze Seal Award.
The Seal of Good Environmental Governance is designed to reward efforts, enhance participation and involvement in strengthening and institutionalization of environment programs to develop an environmentally sustainable province. It is a way to recognize the significant contributions of partners in the protection and conservation of the remaining natural resources of the Negros Occidental.  The annual awarding ceremony is participated by LGU’s, NGO’s, Academe (Elementary, High School, and Tertiary Levels), Business Establishment and Industries. The award has four levels namely Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level has corresponding set of criteria that the participating institution has to comply with during the annual evaluation (document and on site verification) which is done by the Provincial Environment and Management Office (PEMO) auditing team. Every participating institution has to undergo and pass each level of evaluation with the Platinum Award at its peak. Winners of the Bronze Category receive a plaque and P5,000.00 cash, the Silver Category recipient receives a plaque and P10,000,00 cash while, the Gold Category recipient receives a plaque and P20,000.00 cash and Platinum recipient receives a plaque and P25,000.00 cash. The amount awarded to the recipient is intended to fund their various environmental projects and initiatives.
The keys to the successful evaluation of the JBLCF Bacolod were its institutionalized environmental programs and policies like the Think Green, Live Green Program; and the Integrated Environmental Management Program which is integrated in the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Thrust of the university; and the  Community Extension Services which all are fully supported by the school administration.
The following features and practices of the units were the strong factors that earned the Silver Seal.
A. Education/ Advocacy Programs (20%)
1. Chosen as one of the Bronze Awardees (Seal – 2015)
2. Curriculum integration
3. Active PTA
4. Awards
5. IEC (Thematic Events, Brigada Eskwela)
6. YES O or other organizations
7. Clean Ups
8. Innovations
B. Greening program (20%)        
1. Greening Activities (Tree growing, nursery,
     Gulayan and other gardens, Mangrove  
2. In school and out school greening activities
3. Number of trees planted/grown
C. Solid Waste Management (20%)        
1. Practiced Segregation
2. Recycling
3. with MRF
4. colored bins based on RA 9003
5. Income generated from MRF & recycling
6. canteen practiced SWM and sell healthy foods
D. Water Conservation Projects (5%)    
1. Water conservation initiatives, Rain water harvesting, leaking faucets repaired, mulching, practiced water recycling. Decreasing consumptions through conservation initiatives
E. Energy Conservation Projects (5%)    
1. Energy conservation initiatives
•             Change lights to CFLs or LED
•             Signage
•             Decreasing consumptions through conservation initiatives
F. Sustainability Mechanisms (10%)       
1. Policies
2. Memo
3. Environment Programs
4.Committees formed and functional
G. Personnel Performance Evaluation (10%)     
1. Included in the Personnel Performance
2. Performance Appraisal System for Employees
H. Documentation (10%)             
1. All activities are documented with statistics,
     graph and etc
2. Success stories of best practices