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DENR declares Cabusao wetlands as critical habitat for Philippine duck

The country’s only endemic duck will soon make a fifth-class municipality a must-see destination for environmentalists in tourist-haven Camarines Sur.

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Solar Bottle Chandelier

Last July 25, 2011, P3 featured article on SOLAR BOTTLE BULBS.
Today, New York-based, Shaun Kasperbauer makes interior design with the bright idea.


First Philippine Green Jobs Conference >> Spot On!

The First Philippine Green Jobs Conference is a true sign of the times last Monday and Tuesday. Government, professionals from different fields, small businesses and entrepreneurs, and youth organizations came together to set the first brick in the edifice that is responsible and sustainable job creation.

Integrative Health

Integrative Wellness, a product of IIN Scholarship

Integrative health + social responsibility = Soup of the Day


What is the answer Solar, Wind, Hydro, Thorium!

"After reading the article by Robert Gonzaga in the which says.. " build a coal fired power plant in Sitio Naglatore in Subic Town which is inside Subic Bay Freeport". Is this accurate? Last time I looked Subic Town was not inside the Freeport.
I agree with the board not to allow a coal fired plant to ...

Social Responsibility

[VIDEO] Rags2Riches Empowers Impoverished Women To Turn Recycled Scrap Into Haute Couture

Sick of being paid tiny wages to make crafts, Reese Fernandez-Ruiz started an organization to get famous designers to give her work cachet, and started helping get local craftswomen out of poverty.

Social Responsibility

Meeting the faces behind our food

A community supported agriculture group in Metro Manila aims to not only provide local and organic produce direct from the farm to your doorstep, but also to reconnect you with the people and place where your food is grown.
Here's an account of a farm trip.


Padyak Your Way To Class

With a huge campus, students from the University of the Philippines, Diliman always have he dilemma of getting to their next class without being late. How do they do it? Well, here's one way: Riding a Bike. But not just any bike. Read on to find out more about the bicycle that every Isko and Iska is riding.


Lando, Kabayan bring more rains

From The Philippine Star >> Tropical cyclones “Kabayan” and “Lando” continued to enhance the southwest monsoon, bringing rains over the western sections of Luzon and the Visayas, the state weather bureau reported yesterday.

Social Responsibility

Miss Earth beauty queens read about Nature to kids

From The Philippine Daily Inquirer >> In hell or high water, they didn’t disappoint.

Heavy rains and floods did not stop reigning Miss Earth beauty queens from here and abroad from trooping to the Inquirer on Saturday morning to stress the importance of environmental protection.


Water lily fest shows plant’s potential

From The Philippine Daily Inquirer >> “Today, with our knowledge of water lilies, we’ve managed to turn it into something beautiful, like my dress,” she said, showing off a body-hugging cocktail dress made from dried leaves of the endemic plant that grow abundantly at the Las Piñas and Zapote Rivers.


[VIDEO] What are Skateboard Shades?

Simple...eye-wear made out of recycled skateboards.
Fun just got greener (not to mention a whole-damn-cooler)
Watch the video!


[VIDEO] Solar Bottle Bulb

A community in Laguna finds an ingenious way to solve their electric bill problem through solar-powered light bulbs made from an empty plastic soda bottle, water, and bleach.


Join the Firefly Brigade - Promote the Bicycle for Cleaner Air in the Philippines

A Brief History of the Brigade and their Tour of the Fireflies
"When was the last time you saw fireflies in the city?"


Going Green: Its Cost and Cons

The Cost and Cons of Going Green is the theme to this year's Green Forum. Should this discourage us to turn green? I hope not. Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines (GreenAP) is about education and awareness. It would help that those of us aspiring to do, or currently working on green building projects, become most prepared.


DENR exec pushes for genetically modified organisms in food production

From The Philippine Daily Inquirer >> Biotechnology, including genetically modified organisms, could help ensure food security for the country, according to the head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (DENR-ERDB).

Social Responsibility

Green headlines today

3 articles from two major newspapers feature environmental progress in the Philippines.
Mainstream media merely reflects what is popular concern -- maybe this is a sign of good things to come


The Manila Zoo to Close its Doors due to Pressure from Various Organizations?

Not yet apparently, but this is the sincere hope of various environmental and animal welfare groups such as the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific.


More drums of toxic waste found in Cavite

From The Philippine Daily Inquirer >> The Cavite provincial government on Monday is contacting private waste treatment facilities that could treat and dispose of the toxic substance contained in more than 200 metal drums, which authorities found in Dasmariñas City over the weekend.


Ateneo geologist uses plants to mine metals

Geologist Dr. Rene Claveria takes on phytoremediation.

Phytoremediation is the use of living green plants in risk reduction and/or removal of contaminants from contaminated soil, water, sediments, and air.


Parliament paves way for GMO crop bans

The European Parliament yesterday (5 July) backed plans to let member states choose whether to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified (GM) crops on their territory, giving a detailed list of grounds on which such bans could be imposed.


Government program boosts Philippine carbon trading project

National Greening Program supports carbon trading project in Southern Leyte, Philippines.


UP's Kidlat Victorious in the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2011

UP has once again proven its strength in th field of science and technology by winning the Diesel Fuel Award in the recently concluded Shell Eco-Marathon 2011 Asia.


Sea turtles’ 30-yr journey starts with poachers turned saviors

From -The Philippine Daily Inquirer

Did you know that marine turtles, no matter how far they swim around the world, always return to their place of birth after 30 years? This is one of the amazing facts we picked up at the Pawikan Conservation Center in Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan. Volunteers in this fishing village attempt to keep endangered marine ...


DENR padlocks Bulacan waste treatment firm for pollution

CITY OF SAN Jose del Monte— Environment officials on Thursday closed a waste treatment facility in Barangay Tungkong Mangga here due to violations of environmental laws.


Bid to revive dying rivers brought back to life

LUCENA CITY—Officials are reviving a campaign to bring life back to two rivers here that are all but dying after previous attempts to do so have died.

Ofelia Garcia, chief of the city planning and development office, said at the launch of the “Rivers Resuscitation Program” that hopes are high the new campaign would succeed because of an initial P1-million ...


MAX Thrift Shopping

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DOE prepares new standards for energy efficiency

The Department of Energy (DOE) will come up with a new set of standards for energy efficiency before the end of the year, the agency’s top official said.

Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras made this assurance in response to the industry’s clamor for the setting up of updated guidelines on energy efficient devices, particularly appliances.

“We’re going to push for ...


Climate Scientist Rap Video

It's nerdy, ironic, hipsterific and viral.

A youtube rap video on climate change spreads awareness without the heavy, overly-serious atmosphere that goes along with it. Watch it.


DENR wants business sector to adopt endangered wildlife species


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has urged the business sector and non-government organizations to take a proactive role in the protection of endangered wildlife in the country through adoption.  


Bike Advocacy in 3 Easy Steps

Once you start making biking a part of your regular routine, becoming a bicycle advocate or activist often occurs naturally.

Social Responsibility

The Package-Free Grocery Store

As the home and birthplace of Whole Foods Market, Austin is known for its local approach to sustainable eating. Now it looks like the Texas capitol is set to make yet another mark on the national grocery store landscape. In.gredients will be the first “package-free” supermarket in the United States. Much like London’s Unpackaged, In.gredients will be an ...