LGU Buhi, headed by Mayor Rey P. Lacoste joins the whole world in celebration of the World Environment Day (WED) and kick-start the Philippine Environment Month on June 5, 2023. To mark the 50th anniversary of the event, LGU Buhi conducted simultaneous tree planting and clean-up drive activity. The clean-up drive was held at the lake shores of Barangay San Buenaventura and Barangay Sta. Elena, while the tree planting activity was conducted in Barangay Sta. Justina.
Joining LGU Buhi for this occasion are staff and personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, City Environment & Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Iriga City, Protected Area Management Board, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, representatives from various barangays, Civil Society Organization, and other stakeholders.
WED is celebrated annually on 5 June and encourages awareness and action for the protection of the environment. The event is led by the United Nations Environment Programme.