SM Green Film Festival urges students to adapt eco-friendly lifestyle

SM Green Film Festival urges students to adapt eco-friendly lifestyle

Students from Batangas City pose for a photo after watching the award-winning documentary at the 2019 Green Film Festival at SM City Batangas.

Hundreds of public and private school students in high school and college were treated to a free screening of “A Plastic Ocean” during SM Cares’ Green Film Festival in SM City Batangas. The critically-acclaimed documentary highlighted the negative impact of discarded plastic wastes that end up in the world’s oceans.

The students were informed through the film of the current state of the global environment and were encouraged to take positive actions towards preserving the eco-system. “A Plastic Ocean” served as a visual information campaign for eco-awareness.

Staying true to its commitment for green advocacy, this project is an initiative of SM Supermalls through SM Cares, and in partnership with the US Embassy. Together, the film festival highlights environmental issues such as climate change, water scarcity, environmental decay and the need for people and nations to work together for a sustainable future.

Awareness is the first step in caring for our environment. Through initiatives like this, we get to stop for a moment and realize that every little thing we do makes a difference. And because our environment has a large impact on our lives, we should do our part to take care of the environment. Together, let us be proactive members of the community to foster a safe, happy, and healthy, and greener world for generations to come,”

said Liza Silerio, SM Cares program director for environment and sustainability.

The Green Film Festival is an on-going campaign and held its previous screening at the Mall of Asia and is set to happen to more malls in the future where more young students can participate. 

SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Its advocacies include Programs on Environment and Sustainability, Persons with Disabilities, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Senior Citizens and Overseas Filipino Workers (SM Global Pinoy).

Other environment and sustainability programs of SM include solar panel rooftop installations which promote the use of clean energy; water recycling treatment for all malls, wherein all recycled water is used back for non-potable and industrial needs; the Automated Weather Stations; the monthly Trash-to-Cash Recycling Market; and the Green Film Festival, to name a few.

As a responsible member of the community, SM Supermalls, through the CSR Programs of SM Cares, aims to serves as a catalyst for positive change in society. To know more about SM Cares, you may visit, or email