In Focus

A love of walking in forests in her home country of the Philippines inspired the winning entry of 13-year-old Trisha Co Reyes in the 2011 International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment.

What Can the Youth Do for the Environment?

Volunteer and be counted!

Clean-up Programs under Linis Estero Program

The Supreme Court issued a continuing mandamus to 19 government agencies to clean the Manila Bay. The DENR through the Environmental Management Bureau launched the Linis Estero Program, a public-private partnership to clean-up the esteros and water bodies all over the country. 

Tree Planting under the National Greening Program

The said program, under Executive Order No. 26, aims to plant 1 billion trees on 1.5 million hectares from year 2011-2016.


The EMB Youth Desk is "a one-stop-shop" for the youth seeking information and consultations on youth and environment/sustainable development matters and a liaison of EMB to school/non-school/community-based youth organizations, academe, other government agencies, non-government organizations, local government units and other youth based institutions.


Deped Order No. 73, Series of 2003 establishes YES-O as the only co-curricular environmental club or organization in schools.

Last 2011, DepEd issues two (2) orders: DepEd Order No. 52, Series of 2011 (Strengthening Environmental Education in Public and Private Schools) and DepEd Order No. 93, Series of 2011 (Mandated Programs, Projects and Activities under the Youth for Environment in Schools Program).

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Philippine Youth Environment Network

PhilYEN is the umbrella network of all youth organizations, individuals and networks that are either based in or originated from the Philippines who are involved in environmental and developmental-related advocacies. It is currently connected with Earth Day Network Philippines, UNEP TUNZA South East Asian Youth Environment Network (SEAYEN) and Batas Kalikasan Foundation. Recognized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Climate Change Commission (CCC) and National Youth Commission (NYC) as the national youth for environment network in the Philippines.  

The said environmental youth network is response to the following: Green Generation Campaign of Earth Day Network International, UNEP TUNZA Strategy and Republic Act No. 9512 also known as the National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008.

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