Dep Ed USec graces eco- brick launching inApayao

>> Friday, July 11, 2014

By Gina Dizon 

LUNA, Apayao -- Department of Education Undersecretary Alberto Muyot recently graced launching of an eco bricks project of the DepEd-Cordillera Administrative Region here.

In said event participated in by six CAR schools division superintendents, principals, teachers and  students of Apayao Provincial Science High School, Regional Director Ellen Donato called on  superintendents  to encourage their  pupils to make eco bricks and contribute in making clean communities to  live in.

The 1800  elementary and  high schools  of the Cordillera region through their respective  principals  were urged to make bottle bricks following the eco brick guide distributed during said event.

The guide book written and packaged by Canadian artist Russell Maier initiated making of eco bricks in 263 schools of Mountain Province with support of schools supervisor Irene Bakisan.  

Donato said copies of the limited  guide pamphlet initially published by DepEd shall be reproduced by respective school heads to guide students how to make eco bricks.  

Eco bricks are 1.5 ml  plastic soda bottles containing waste- candy and biscuit wrappers, cellophanes, crushed Styrofoam, anything plastic -  inserted  in the bottle with the aid of a stick or a rod and packed tight.

The eco brick is used to make walls, garden benches, chairs, or any structure wound and mixed with clay, sand and rice straw.

In said event, Maier showed students of Apayao State Science Highs School how to make the eco bricks.

Aside from Donato, officials who graced the affair at APSHS were: Rep. Eleanor Bulut-Begtang, Board Member- Gallen, DepEd Undersecretary Alberto T. Muyot,  Assistant Regional Director Estela L. Carino among others.


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