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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Sustainability tours kick off at SM City Baguio

TO inspire the youth towards sustainable living, SM Supermalls entered into an academe partnership with top universities in Baguio City for a series of educational tours that highlight water conservation, energy efficiency and solid waste management. The instructive activity aims to build awareness
among the youth to understand sustainability in creating positive environmental footprint and improving the well-being of our communities.

Students with Merlin Te, after a brief discussion and Q&A about Rainwater Catchment Facility

In collaboration with University of the Cordillera College of Engineering and
Architecture and SM City Baguio, recently launched the Sustainability Features and Greening Effects Tour yesterday, October 06, as part of its commitment to the community and the environment. The short-guided
tour around the mall showcase accessible eco-friendly facilities that SM City Baguio provides. This reaffirms the SM group’s commitment to empowering young students to dream big and to spread social good in their communities.

Students with Merlin Te, after a brief discussion about Rainwater Catchment Facility

SM City Baguio Regional HR Manager said,” This is a pilot program for SM City
Baguio, SM City Baguio and nag start nito. since we have mall sustainability features like the rainwater being converted into drinking water. Although in other SM malls, meron ng ganitong technology, yung rainwater catchment pero this time, it’s different in SM City Baguio, it is converted to drinking water.”

Students Q & A with sir Merlin Te, owner of Pure03 technology used for the Rainwater Treatment

Thirty selected college students from University of the Cordilleras College of
Engineering and Architecture participated the tour around the mall’s eco-friendly facilities such as the EV Charging Stations, Rainwater Treatment Facility, waste segregation bins, Plastic Waste Collection booths, water recycling initiatives and bicycle amenities.

UC CEA students together with SM representatives for the succesful launch of Sustainability Tour.

The Sustainability Tour is one of the numerous programs of SM in helping to care for the environment and promote sustainable living among the youth. Some of the mallbased activities are the Trash to Cash Recycling Market held every first Friday and Saturday of the month; daily water recycling
systems, and environmental campaigns such as the Green Film Festival, Green Retail Agenda, and the International Coastal Cleanup Drive, to name a few.

Testing of potability of water, being shown to the students as part of the Sustainability tour

“Sa tour po namin ngayon, masaya po kami kasi mas nagkaroon kami ng knowledge na ia-apply namin sa aming course …” said Environmental and Sanitary Engineering (EnSE) student Christine Ann Abalos.

SM’s dedication aligns with the world’s environmental sustainability and climate action goals. SM Supermalls, through its initiatives, paves the way for a greener, more secure future. This passion continues to bridge innate student potential as well as providing a channel for the youth to play
an active role in community and nation building

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