From Prof. Dr. Weena Jade Gera: This Thursday, 28 September 2017, 2.30-5pm, let’s join one of Asia’s most respected voices for ecological stewardship, Atty. Antonio “Tony” A. Oposa, Jr.* in consolidating our ideas to address pressing urban concerns of congestion, urban poverty and hunger, urban flooding, among others, through edible landscapes and road sharing.
Together with the UP Cebu Student Council and the Environmental Politics and Governance class, we are inviting the youth to this collective action of shifting the economic mindset from the present egocentric model of mindless extraction and consumption, to the inclusive model of conservation, protection and restoration.
*In 1993, Atty. Oposa made headlines worldwide for his role in the landmark case Oposa v. Factoran, where the Philippine Supreme Court held that a group of minors had the right to sue on behalf of succeeding generations because every generation has a responsibility to the next to preserve nature. In 1997, Atty. Oposa was awarded the highest United Nations honor in the field of environment: the UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honor. “For his path-breaking and passionate crusade to engage Filipinos in acts of enlightened citizenship that maximize the power of the Law to protect and nurture the environment, for themselves, their children, and generations yet unborn,” In 2009, he received the Ramon Magsaysay Award.