The second edition of SM Green Bag with colorful designs depicting the four elements of environment – land, energy, water and air – was launched simultaneously in all SM malls yesterday. 

At SM City Bacolod, the ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Councilor Al Victor Espino - chair of the Committee on Environment and Ecology of Bacolod, Mr. Moises Dela Cruz – Executive Assistant of Mayor Bing Leonardia, Atty. Jocelle Batapa Sigue – President of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines Bacolod City Chapter, Mrs. Ruby C. Velez – President of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines Negros Occidental Chapter, SM Asst. Mall Manager Julia Javellana, Mr. Benedicto Sanchez – Vice President of Organic na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association (ONOPRA), Mr. Ramon Uy Jr. - ONOPRA Director, Engr. Jun Leon Monterola, Supervising Environment Specialist of the Provincial Environment Management Office of Negros Occidental, and Mr. Eugenio Monsale Jr. - Admin Officer of City Environment and Natural Resources Office. 

Also attending the event were the employees of the the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office headed by its PR Officer Mr. Ruby Arribas, members of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines Bacolod and Negros Occidental Chapter, Silay South Elementary School, Doña Montserrat National High School, Rizal Elementary School, Bacolod City College and ABI E-Tech. 

The SM Little Stars Regional Finalists stylishly promoted the new eco bags through a kiddie fashion show while the Negros Dance Collective rendered a pro-environment interpretative dance.

The new SM Supermalls Green Bag dubbed “Eco Bag” has adopted RENEW, SPARK, FLOW and BREATHE designs which make it immently collectible, stylish and chic. But they are versatile enough even for young children and adults to use.

SM recognizes the important role of the youth in nation-building and through the new eco bags, the company hopes to imbibed in them four simple philosophies: RENEW, SPARK, SLOW and BREATHE – simple words that inspire a life change. RENEW our earth by reducing our waste, SPARK a revolution for smarter energy. Let's make our water FLOW with life and let's BREATHE clean, pristine air once again.
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