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IDIS to launch Lunhaw Expo 2024

THE INTERFACING Development Interventions for Sustainability (IDIS) will launch the Lunhaw Expo 2024 on September 18-20, highlighting this year’s green initiative awardees in Davao City, replacing the annual Lunhaw Awards.

During the iSpeak forum on May 30, Yvette Balayon-Mahinay, IDIS knowledge management officer, said they have more than 100 Lunhaw awardees in the city. 

“We will be highlighting them to know the status of their initiatives and to invite Davaoeños to replicate their initiatives, so we expect to have Lunhaw conversations during the event,” Mahinay said. 

Among the various categories were organic agriculture, water conservation, energy conservation, coastal and marine management, forest-based initiatives, and other green initiatives. 

The three-day event will take place in the SM City Annex in partnership with the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, City Agriculturist Office, Davao City Water District, Davao Association of Catholic Schools, and SM City Davao.

The second year of Luntiang Pluma

IDIS also introduced the Luntiang Pluma 2024 to recognize and honor the best write-ups (digital and print), particularly in contributing awareness and resolution to various environmental issues surrounding Davao City. 

Adrian Claudio Dela Cruz, IDIS digital campaigner, announced they’re also opening entries for local journalists and student publications. 

“I think it is time for us to promote it with young student journalists from different colleges and universities. Last 2022 we have awarded various professional journalists. I think this second year of pluma, we want the youth to have the knowledge when it comes to environmental stories here in Davao City,” Dela Cruz said.

Among the qualifications include Davao City-based journalists (traditional and digital writers) and student publication writers residing, working, and/or studying in Davao City; wrote environmental articles from 2022-2024, both online and print; wrote articles that may expose, oppose, propose, advocate, or affirm environmental realities and report on destructive and corrective actions within Davao City; and not a previous Luntiang Pluma awardees. 

For the thematic areas, Dela Cruz said some of the areas include water, air, waste energy, climate action, watershed and forest management, land use and urban livability, and environmental rights. 

Each writer may submit up to three articles up until July 31. 

The Luntiang Pluma started in 2022 and has already awarded 10 journalists for their remarkable environmental reports.



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