February 28, 2024

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 communities.

In collaboration with University of the Cordilleras College of Engineering and Architecture, SM City Baguio launched the Sustainability Features and Greening Effects Tour on Oct. 6 as part of its commitment to the community and the environment.

The short guided tour around the mall showcased accessible eco-friendly facilities that SM City Baguio provides, reaffirming the SM group’s commitment to empowering young students to dream big and to spread social good in their communities.

Thirty selected college students from UC-CEA participated in 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.

The sustainability tour is one of the numerous programs of SM in helping care for the environment and promoting sustainable living among the youth.

Some of the mall-based 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.

“Sa tour po naming ngayon, masaya po kami kasi mas nagkaroon kami ng knowledge naia-apply naming sa aming course,” said Environmental and Sanitary Engineering 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. – Press release