During the 10th Living Lakes Conference in Tagaytay City in May 2005, a forum for the youth was held as a parallel session with the conference workshops.  This was attended by the groups from -

  • Tanay, Rizal (Kilos Kabataan Para sa Lawa, 2003); 
  • Los Baņos, Laguna (Kilos Kabataan Para sa Lawa, 2004 / Youth Circle);  
  • SACRED (Young Environmental Stewards); 
  • Lumban, Laguna (Lumban Youth Group); and 
  • Quezon City (Association of Architecture Students -UP Diliman chapter).

The groups were able to consolidate their ideas and initiatives for the conservation of Laguna de Bay and its environ.

CLEAR Youth Network Forum
01 October 2005
Gazebo of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center
Quezon / North Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City

       As a follow through, the SCPW spearheaded the holding of the CLEAR Youth Network Forum on 01 October 2005.  It was organized to strengthen the commitment of the youth and to plan the next steps for the network.

       Five youth groups came together as a network to push for a common agenda, the conservation of Laguna de Bay and its environment.

  • the Kilos Kabataan Para sa Lawa 2003  from Tanay, Rizal

  • the Kilos Kabataan Para sa Lawa 2004 / Youth Circle from Los Baņos, Laguna

  • Young Environmental Stewards of SACRED

  • Lumban Youth Group from Lumban, Laguna

  • Association of Architecture Students of the Philippines (ASAPHIL), UP-Diliman Chapter

       The guidelines of the CLEAR Youth Network, the crafting of which was the main agenda of the Forum, was formulated by the participants.  The objectives, projects and activities, and the participation and involvement of the various groups to the network were discussed through a planning workshop, plenary discussions and group dynamics.

       The event was supported by Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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1st CLEAR Youth Network Congress
03 June 2006
University of Rizal System
Tanay, Rizal, Philippines
       The CLEAR Youth Network Congress was held on 03 June 2006 at the University of Rizal System campus in Tanay, coinciding with the celebration of the UN World Environment Day and the Philippine Environment Month.  The CLEAR Ecological Camp graduates from Tanay, Los Baņos, Muntinlupa and Lumban gathered again to further strengthen the youth partnership and plan common activities towards lake conservation. The workshop was followed by a seed collection activity at the URS campus, an activity that was initiated by the local government of Tanay.

       The event was supported by the Tanay Environment Foundation, CBK Power Company, Ltd., University of Rizal System and the Municipal Government of Tanay.

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2nd CLEAR Youth Network Congress
14 - 15 July 2007
Punta Verde Resort and Convention Center
Pansol, Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
       The CLEAR Eco-camping graduates from the municipalities of Tanay, Los Baņos, Lumban and cities of Muntinlupa and San Pablo gathered again in July 2007 at the 2nd CLEAR Youth Network Congress.  The event aimed to further explore ideas, exchange information, and strengthen mutual support among the groups in terms of their lake conservation activities.  Its theme was Wetlands and Climate Change, serving it as the venue in enhancing the awareness of the participants on the intertwined issues of climate change and wetlands.

       The event was supported by the Municipal Government of Tanay, CBK Power Company, Ltd., Friends of Seven Lakes Foundation, Municipal Government of Lumban, University of the Philippines - Los Baņos and various youth organizations of the participants.

more pictures of the CLEAR Youth Network Congress