Still part of celebration of Environment Month, the Green Buffer Zone was launched along the Strawberry Farm Diversion Road by the municipality of La Trinidad in partnership with EMB-CAR as one of the projects in BLISTT area. This is to continuously improve air quality particularly, in La Trinidad as one of its station in Capitol has shown exceeding results in the past.
The Municipality of La Trinidad, is one of the municipalities in the province of Benguet that is rapidly urbanising and which air quality condition is being affected by the increasing number of mobile vehicles that thrive in the municipal main thoroughfares, and overbuilt business areas as other sources of air pollution, thus undermining their life support functions.
EMB-CAR with the Regional Director Victoria V. Abrera in her speech, express full support to the Local Government , La Trinidad and the whole BLISTT areas in partnering with projects on improving air, water and protecting the land from toxic and hazardous waste pollution. Establishing a Green Buffer Zone is an important project and worth applauding and hopefully all BLISTT areas will follow. She also mentioned that in spite of the pandemic, she is happy to inform the participants and partners that EMB CAR received the EAGLE Award for 2020 which symbolizes Environmental Award for Governance and Leadership Excellence last June 10, 2021 with the DENR celebrating its 34th Anniversary.
The EMB-CAR funded the said project which includes the making of the Plant Boxes and purchasing of the tree seedlings. EMB-CAR also ensures that measures to be applied to reduce pollution in the municipality are in harmony and consistent with the overall initiative of the DENR in improving the quality of air in the country.
Present in the said event also were Benguet Governor Hon. Melchor D. Diclas, La Trinidad Mayor Hon. Romeo K. Salda together with La Trinidad Vice Mayor Hon. Roderick C. Awingan, and their Councillors, Tublay Mayor Hon. Armando I. Lauro, DOTr-CAR Assistant Regional Director Jennilyn L. Avelino and other partner agencies such as PIA-CAR, BFP-CAR, PNP-CAR and the LGU of La Trinidad.