Wanted: Good Food

  Food. Shelter. Clothing. I remember growing up learning from school that these are our three basic needs. In this trinity, food is king for the very obvious reason that we will die without it. However, these days, with the proliferation of genetically-modified, chemically-manufactured, and highly-processed food, we can no longer say that what we are buying at the stores,…

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Reusable Menstrual Pads, Anyone?

Fact: I am old enough to remember the days when my older relatives would use a pasador whenever they have their period. A pasador is a piece of white cloth women would fold and line their panties with when its the time of the month, which they would wash and dry after every use. Fast forward to a few years…

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The Business of Climate Change

  One can never stress, highly enough, the significance of the climate change talk hosted by US President Barack Obama with Alibaba CEO Jack Ma and Filipino scientist Aisa Mijeno, at the APEC 2015 CEO Summit held in Manila, Philippines. The segment highlighted climate change from the perspective of two entrepreneurs — from their concerns, to the solutions they have…

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Cob Building

  The first time I heard about cob building was when Liter of Light pioneer, social entrepreneur Illac Diaz introduced dome-shaped mud houses in the Philippines. In 2005,  he built a prototype in Escalante in Negros Occidental, very-well embraced by the media because it really was a promising innovative solution to the country’s housing problem.

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Sustainable Ride with Bambu Bikes (Bamboo Bicycles)

  Do you want one? The Bayawan Advocates for Network of Indigenous Initiatives, Inc. (BAYAW-ANI) has embarked on a green transportation advocacy with the Bambu Bike Initiative. This is BAYAW-Ani’s conscious response to global warming and climate change – a serious move to bring people to environmental consciousness and action.   The Bambu Bike Initiative The Bambu Bike Initiative is…

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