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Belmonte joins women's bike ride for environment
Hundreds of women in Quezon City joined forces for a special 8.5-kilometer bike ride event called "Padyak ng Kababaihan Para sa Kalikasan and Earth Hour 2023" held on March 25 as part of the Women's Month Celebration.
The event, organized by the QC Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Department (CCESD) and the Gender and Development Council, aimed to promote gender equality, environmental awareness, and support for Earth Hour.
Led by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, the group of around 200 women from different sectors, including persons with disabilities, pedaled their way through the city's streets to show their support for the advocacy.
Mayor Belmonte, a known advocate of sustainable development, had earlier announced in her speech that the city would be implementing additional bike lanes and bike parks to encourage cycling as a sustainable mode of transportation. The city would also be promoting the use of solar energy in government buildings to help reduce carbon emissions.
The event was not just about cycling but also about promoting eco-friendly habits. The CCESD and other organizations set up booths where participants could drop off recyclable bottles as part of the "Trash to Cashback" program. The city also held a raffle where three bikes were given away as prizes to lucky winners.
Other officials present during the event included Assistant City Administrator Alberto Kimpo, CCESD head Andrea Villaroman, Traffic and Transport Management Department head Dexter Cardenas, and various city hall employees. Several bike organizations also took part in the event to show their support for the cause.
Overall, the "Padyak ng Kababaihan Para sa Kalikasan and Earth Hour 2023" was a successful event that showcased the power of women in advocating for environmental protection and sustainability. It was a fun and meaningful way to celebrate Women's Month and raise awareness about the importance of protecting the planet.
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