CO2DC basically means offsetting of carbon (CO2) emitted by people especially those using the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) by protecting the mangroves of Del Carmen (DC). Instead of mangrove planting, the Municipality of Del Carmen chose to focus on information campaign such as setting-up a mangrove information center, educational programs for children, and run for the mangroves – all through the support and programs of Shore It Up.
North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) The North Luzon Expressway (NLE or NLEx), and which is formerly called the North Diversion Road, and officially known as Radial Road 8 is a 4 to 8-lane limited-access toll expressway that connects Metro Manila to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. It is one of the two branches of the Radial Road 8 (R-8) of Metro Manila (Quirino Highway is the other).
The expressway begins in Quezon City at a cloverleaf interchange with EDSA: a logical continuation of Andres Bonifacio Avenue. It then passes through Quezon City, Caloocan City, and Valenzuela City in Metro Manila. Meycauayan City, Marilao, Bocaue, Balagtas, Guiguinto, Malolos City, Plaridel, and Pulilan in Bulacan. San Simon, City of San Fernando, Mexico and Angeles City in Pampanga. The expressway currently ends at Mabalacat and merges with the MacArthur Highway, which continues northward into the rest of Central and Northern Luzon. The expressway, including Andres Bonifacio Avenue, has total length of 88 kilometers. The expressway segment has a length of 84 kilometres.
Mangroves of Del Carmen Siargao Island has a total mangrove forest of 8,620 has. Of these, a single forest block consisting of 4,200 has. is found in the municipality of Del Carmen. This mangrove block is the habitat of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna both in marine, wetland and terrestrial areas. Also found in the mangrove forest is the endangered crocodylus porosus. The Department of Natural Resources considers this area as the largest contiguous mangrove stand in the Philippines.
OUTLINE FOR THE COMMUNITY-BASED MANGROVE RUN MANAGEMENT TRAINING I. Title of Event – Siargao It Up 5K Challenge II. Benefits of Running a. Running Essentials b. Warm – up c. Proper Clothing III. Organizing a Run Event a. Number of Participants b. Registration i. Supply of Race Kits and Singlets c. Route Plotting i. Type of Signages ii. Route Set-up iii. Route Marshalling iv. Defining Critical Areas d. Water Station Plotting i. Supply for Water Stations ii. Deployment iii. Water Station Marshals Proper Clothing and Conduct e. Scoring or Timing and Results i. Judging the Winners f. Security and Risk Management g. Activity Area Set-up i. Start and Finish Arc ii. Tents iii. Barricades or Makeshift Enclosures h. Lead Marshals i. Medic and Emergency Protocol j. Traffic Control and Police Security i. Road Closures ii. Permits iii. Coordination IV. Awarding Ceremony