The Green Philippines Islands of Sustainability Project Team from the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) held a workshop on energy analysis, hazardous materials and waste management last November 23-24, 2011 at the Berjaya Hotel in Makati City.
The workshop is the third in a series of technical training for the second phase of the project. Workshop 1 covered Cleaner Production, while Workshop 2 featured Team-building and Material Flow Analysis.
Funded by the European Union’s SWITCHAsia program, the initiative seeks to contribute to an improved environmental and sustainable industrial development of Metro Manila and CALABARZON regions by introducing measures to save on energy, cut down on wastage and promote best environmental practices within organizations.
GPIoS Project Consortium is composed of ASSIST, GrAT of Austria, Czech Republic’s University of Ostrava (VSB), Austria Recycling (AREC), Philippine Chamber of Commerce Inc. (PCCI), European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE) and STENUM.
Technical Consultants Joshua Rey Albarina, Rolando Sumabat, Clarise Francisco, Wilson Baldonado, and Mariefe Kim facilitated the workshops, while ASSIST Project Manager Juvy Jem Perez welcomed the participants and oversaw all the sessions. Bonar Laureto of the Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE) also talked about the Eco-labeling Process.#