Green Advocates

Farmers on the Forefront. It is incredibly inspiring and humbling to see farmers that have bought into the idea of being ecologically conscious and participating themselves as an organism integrated into the balanced farm system.


Green Choice

Start a Junkshop. Garbage is Big Business. Garbage may be a dirty business to some, but for the many people (and communities) who have earned from it, it is big business. You, too, could earn from recyclables! How? Start a junkshop.


Green Places

Museo Pambata: A Fun Place for Kids to Learn about the Environment. Do you want your super cute kids to learn more about science and the environment in a fun, engaging way? Yes? Then, take your kids to Museo Pambata!

Green Travel

Travel: Beautiful Bohol. There is a grand reason why Bohol has consistently been among the top destinations in the Philippines – nature! The island is a tropical paradise, a surfer’s delight, a beach bum’s oasis, a nature lover’s dream.

Green Events

Be a Coastal Clean Up Volunteer. Every third Saturday of September, people all over the world gather to take part in the International Coastal Clean Up Day, where everyone helps remove trash on waterways, rivers, beaches, coasts.

Green Adventure

Why We Love Angel Island. A former campsite and “holding area” for immigrants, people from all over the world now enjoy Angel Island for the many activities it offers – picnic, boating, hiking and bicycling, tours, and even overnight camping.

Green Spots

Adopt a Spot in your Community. How would you like to turn an abandoned, weed-infested vacant lot into a mini-park or a community garden? Consider an Adopt-a-Spot Program. Get inspired by this community around Parkway Cascade.

Green Projects

Sustainable Ride with Bambu Bikes!. The BAYAW-ANI has embarked on a green transportation advocacy with the Bambu Bike Initiative – a conscious response to global warming and climate change – a serious move to bring people to action.

About Greenphils

green: environment; all things nature
-phil: lover; one having an affinity for or a strong attraction to

We are nature-lovers.

Our concept of environment has changed immensely through the years. Now, more than ever, we realize that we are the environment. It is high time for us to accept that to save ourselves, we must change our ways. There must be balance – a balance to meet human needs without destroying our ecosystem. Everything is a choice, and each of us has enough power within ourselves to bring back life to our earth – cleaner air, clearer waters, more precious minerals and natural resources.

Our fate, Our choice.

Realizing all these, we started Greenphils in 2007 — as a call for all to think and BE green.

We may not have the power nor the chance to create bills, legislation that are necessary to improve our environment, but  at least, through this blog, we’d be able to do our share, to help protect the Earth.

We do our best to provide you with much-needed information — positive environment news (happenings and events), green tips, and others which we might find useful to you, dear readers. From time to time, we also post events and press releases provided by friends and colleagues in the environment sector.

If you want your green events/projects/stories featured here, send us a note so we could get back to you.

Let’s all think green.

Who We Are

Iva is a Communications Specialist with an over-a-decade experience in environmental community work in the Philippines. As an environment educator, she focuses on events organization and IEC materials development. She’s now based in California and works as a graphics consultant for an Asian environmental NGO. She’s also the Creative Content Editor for the Global Filipino Network.

Larry is a Natural Resource Scientist, an avid birder, and a passionate environmentalist with years of experience in forest and stream ecology, restoration, and monitoring. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Asia (Watershed Management and Rehabilitation Project in Marikina, Philippines) and Africa (Zambia), and is now working as an Environmental Scientist in California.

Chee Anne is the Cities Clean Air Partnership Manager of Clean Air Asia. She previously handled the south-south knowledge partnership for Clean Air Asia’s country networks (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam) and managed projects under Clean Air Asia’s Clean Fuels and Vehicles Program. She is the woman behind the travel blog, RoamingRonos.

If you want to be part of Greenphils, just email