Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro City made it to the national finals of the 2017 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools, organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and other partners.
XU was among 14 colleges nationwide which were named national finalist. Overall, seventeen elementary schools, 17 high schools and 14 colleges were named to compete in their respective categories at the national level. The winners will be announced during the exhibition-cum-awarding ceremony on November 2017 in Metro Manila (venue to be announced) as part of the National Environmental Awareness Month pursuant further to the National Environmental Awareness and Education Act also known as Republic Act No. 9512.
The search aims to recognize educational institutions from the elementary, high school and tertiary levels with the best sustainable and environment-friendly programs and activities.
See the list of schools in the national finals below.