Partnership for the Bay

Last week, volunteers from all over Manila participated in the Manila Bay Clean Up and Rehabilitation Project led by the Manila Bay Sunset Partnership Program, Inc. (MPSPPI). The Group “has adopted the waste problem in the Manila Bay area as an advocacy” and has been working tirelessly to ensure the Bay area’s rehabilitation. They have also launched this awareness video,…

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Ocean Recovery Alliance Launches Global Alert APP and Platform

Each year, an estimated 11 billion pounds (approximately 4.99 metric tons) of plastic enters the ocean, 80% of which starts out on land, according to The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Floating trash has no geographic or political boundaries, so solutions must involve scalable international collaboration, yet be local in scope and reach. To address this critical problem of increasing…

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World Water Day 2015

Every March 22, people all over the planet celebrate World Water Day. This year, I was blessed enough to witness (and my first too!) how World Water Day is celebrated outside my home country. We joined the Bless the Lake event, at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, in Oakland, California. “Lift each other culturally for momma earth… Act in a unified…

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Marikina Watershed Summit – A Recap

Last week, May 29, 2014, The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) hosted the first ever Upper Markina Watershed Summit. As I have mentioned in posts previous, the Marikina Watershed Initiative began after Typhoon Ondoy in 2009, which killed 464 people. Around 160 people attended the all-day summit at the Bureau of…

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On Board Greenpeace Esperanza

Yesterday, my friend and I went to the Pier 15 South Harbor in Manila to be part of the Greenpeace Esperanza Tour. It is part of the South East Asia Ocean Defender Tour where Greenpeace opens its doors to everyone interested in becoming an Ocean Defender. Esperanza is one of the three ships the group has that have been traveling…

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