The DENR EMB-CAR bares the list of schools that qualify to be validated this July and first week of August 2013, and hence considered as regional finalists.
The Department of Education – Cordillera Administrative Region, (DepEd-CAR), through its representatives, Ms Lilia Goc-oban, Education Program Supervisor Science, of the Secondary Education Division, and Dr. Ethielyn Taqued, also an Education Program Supervisor, Science, of the Elementary Education Division, submitted to DENR EMB-CAR 13 names of schools each from the 2 levels, as regional finalists.
The following schools from the Elementary Level are considered finalists: Baguio City Division: Lucban Central School and Loakan Central School; Benguet Division: Loo-Buguias Central School, Mankayan Central School, La Trinidad Central School;Apayao Division: Flora Central School, Malubibit Central School; Kalinga Division: Appas Central School, Bulo West Central School; Ifugao Division: Aguinaldo Central School, Kiangan Central School; Abra Division: Don Rosalio Eduarte Elementary School, Pulot Elementary School; Mt. Province Division: Cagubatan Central School, Sayapot Central School.
The following schools from the Secondary Level are considered finalists: Baguio City Division: Baguio City National High School; Benguet Division: Ampusongan National High School, Mankayan National High School, Lepanto National High School – Palatong Annex, Tuba National High School; Apayao Division: Flora National High School; Kalinga Division: Tabuk National High School, Rizal National High School; Ifugao Division: Hapid National High School, Hungduan National High School; Abra Division: Western Abra National High School; Mt. Province Division: Cagubatan National High School, Holy Rosary High School.
The Search encourages at least two (2) schools per division per level shall be submitted by DepEd as finalists.
Meanwhile, the Office received two entries from the Tertiary Level, the entries of the University of the Cordilleras and Saint Louis University, respectively, both in Baguio City.
The Search that comes every two years aims to recognize the achievements and best efforts of schools in implementing programs and initiatives in both academic and extra-curricular activities.. The schools are rated on the following criteria: Sustainability Aspects of the School’s Policy, Environmental Dimensions of the School Operations, Environment-related Features of the School Curriculum, Presence of Vibrant Eco Organizations in Campus, Presence of Environmental Partners and Linkages in Various Programs, Projects and Activities, In keeping with Recent Initiatives of the UNESCO for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
In addition, two special awards will also be awarded to schools which have best practices in water and energy conservation. The awards are Meralco Energy Leadership Award and Nestle Water Leadership Award.