Dubinan Elementary School and Ateneo de Davao – High School to Represent the Philippines in the 2015 ASEAN Eco Schools Awards

This July, the 2015 ASEAN Eco Schools Awards will be held in Myanmar, in celebration of the ASEAN Environment Year. With the theme, “Empowering the Youth for a Clean and Green ASEAN”, two schools will be representing the Philippines — Dubinan Elementary School and Ateneo De Davao University High School. These schools emerged as champions in the most recent National…

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Changing the Filipino Perspective on Climate Change

Last year, in November, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) wiped out the whole of Tacloban, displacing 4.1 million people, leaving 6,300 dead. No less than United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon underscored the gravity of the impact Yolanda has not only on Filipinos but the entire world, having stated that the catastrophe is an “urgent warning, an example of changed weather, and…

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Eco-Schools: Greening the Universities

Attended a meeting with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) where the Global Universities for Environmental Sustainability was discussed. There are three key elements that universities need to focus on — first, education (universities need to adopt or pick up a green economy curriculum); second, establishing a low carbon campus (greening the universities) — for universities to lower their carbon…

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Lakbayan Water Trail with Manila Water

I attended Manila Water’s Lakbayan Water Trail Tour earlier today and I’d like to recommend it to you, my dear reader (if I even have one). The Lakbayan Water Trail Tour is part of the company’s CSR program to educate its stakeholders on how they manage to supply the Metro Manila household with water from Angat, as well as how…

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