Floating Eco-Resource Center

Floating Eco-Resource Center
Suyac Advocates
Environmental Health
The Philippines
Delivering environmental educational materials and workshops via a water-mobile eco-resource library

Aliana Juson and Keith Cari-An came together to form Suyac Advocates, a team dedicated to bring to life the Floating Eco-Resource Center. This multifunctional floating platform supports youth literacy and engages communities in educational programming around coastal ecology and waste management. The platform “tours” coastal communities, especially Suyac Island, to provide workshops teaching skills like proper waste segregation. Participatory art and performance serve as creative ways to attract the coastal communities while raising awareness on marine conservation.

Participating Artists 

Aliana Juson, Keith Cari-An


Floating Eco-Resource Center sailed to Sagay, where the artists screened a coastal ecology-themed documentary, and held a workshop for young people in the community. The founder of Save Philippine Seas as well as leadership from the Sagay City Tourism Office attended and are eager to support future initiatives for the project. The artists even have a meeting scheduled with the Mayor of Sagay City and potential corporate sponsors to explore future expansion for the Floating Eco-Resource Center, and identify ways to empower the community to take ownership of the project’s programming.

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