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On again, off again, on again: Inside Quezon, Palawan’s plastic ban implementation

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MSU-IIT, XU among most sustainable univs in PH

CAGAYAN DE ORO, PHILIPPINES — Two universities from Northern Mindanao ranked 3rd and 5th respectively among the Top 6 sustainable universities in the Philippines published by the GreenMetric World University Rankings last Dec. 7, 2020. Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (3rd) and Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan (5th) were the only schools in the region…


Upcycling initiative launched for women-led businesses in coastal communities

DAUIN, NEGROS ORIENTAL — Every day, Rebecca wakes up at dawn and heads to the community well to collect water for the island’s households. Her wooden cart (kariton) is loaded with up to a dozen gallons of water which she pushes along the island’s broken road. It is tough work for meager pay. When she…


Palawan youth group half-shaves heads to save Palawan forests

Puerto Princesa City, the Philippines. Half of the world’s forests have already been destroyed. But in the Philippines, it’s even less than 50%—once 95% covered in virgin rainforest is now just 3%! The threats to our Philippine rainforests keep coming in the forms of illegal logging, wildlife poaching, and mining and extraction companies. That’s why in a…

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Klima Film Festival launched for young Filipino filmmakers

MANILA, 7 July 2020 — To showcase the creativity of young filmmakers in advocating for climate action through short films, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Oscar M. Lopez (OML) Center have teamed up to launch the Klima Film Festival for original short films revolving around the theme, “Adapting For A Sustainable Future”.  A…


Youth network to launch three-part webinar series on sustainability for World Environment Day

Over the course of three consecutive Fridays starting May 22, the Global Shapers Community Manila Hub is organizing the Sustainability Webinar Series in line with the celebration of the World Environment Day on June 5.  In solidarity with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)’s international theme, the webinar series will tackle “Biodiversity” through the lens of…