(SPOT.ph) This year is packed with momentous events for environmentalists and eco-warriors—from raising awareness about climate change through worldwide protests led by the young Greta Thunberg, to the various efforts of organizations and individuals who are coming up with alternative solutions to reduce waste. The first Green and Wild Expo takes part in protecting our natural resources on November 20 and 21 at SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City.
Green and Wild Expo promotes conservation of our natural resources by gathering advocates in a two-day event that highlights the importance of taking care of our biodiversity, in particular, our local birds. The organizers have partnered with The Haribon Foundation and other stakeholders to hold a silent auction for a cause, a free lecture on nature and bird photography, an exhibit by PhilPost, and a bird photography contest.
You can also catch a free screening of the 90-minute documentary Bird of Prey, which features the rarest eagle on the planet—the great Philippine Eagle (a.k.a. monkey-eating Eagle). It is created by world-renowned wildlife cinematographer Neil Rettig, who hopes to save the endangered eagle species from extinction by raising awareness about its existence. Bird of Prey debuted in 2017, and has since earned 18 awards, including Best Film by the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
The Green and Wild Expo 2019 runs from November 20 to 21 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City.
Main image by Sinisa Djordje Majetic, Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)