Puerto Princesa’s Eco-Artist JC Jandro Enon has been named an iCARES Earth Hero Awardee by the 2019 interEdx Center for Advanced Research on Energy and Sustainability (iCARES) and The World Education Summit on Sustainability and Transformation.
JC Enon’s Moto In Can miniature creations made out of used aluminum cans were cited by iCARES and the World Education Summit as having made an impact that can inspire and serve as an example to others.
“Your significant contribution to our environment is recognized not only by this organization but most of all your country and eventually the whole world. We at iCARES are proud of your outstanding achievement, in making a difference for the benefit of the future generation,” went the announcement of iCARES about JC Enon on their social media on October 24.
Enon’s social media had earlier posted the October 10 invitation for the Palaweno to join the iCARES Earth Hero Awards to personally receive his recognition on November 23, 2019, in Las Vegas.
The Moto In Can social media says the sharing of JC Enon’s creative and environmental artworks aims to “raise awareness and consciousness regarding waste and environment, also to promote creativity and being resourceful.”
Enon has made souvenir items of miniature motorcycles, tricycles, jeepneys, and boats made out of tin cans.
Palawan, where JC Enon resides, has drawn attention for its protection and preservation after being hailed around the world as a prime tourist destination.
More Filipino artists and designers have incorporated environmental advocacy into their work, among them. Cebu’s Trashion creator Francis Sollano whose works have been featured in festivals and at the World Economic Forum and Junk Not Recycled furniture showcased at the Paris Design Week.
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