By Armin Adina
Greeting spectators “Happy Earth Day!” under the scorching heat of the summer sun, 49 delegates to this year’s Miss Philippines-Earth pageant presented themselves to members of the media at the poolside of the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City before noon on Tuesday.
Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos is home to some 20 million people and produces a staggering 10,000 tons of waste every day, a lot of which piles up on the busy streets or floats in open sewers.
By Bernie Lopez
Friends fondly called her “Tita O,” “Lola O” or Odetski, while her detractors might have called her “The Green Witch,” for her stubborn defense of environmental causes. But for me and others who had visited her home, the late Odette Alcantara, founder of Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc. (EDNPI), would always be the “Green Angel,” and not just for her advocacy.
By TJ Burgonio
Like Hollywood celebrities Charlize Theron, Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, they used star power to help address global problems.
By Emma Rose Policarpio
The worldwide movement to go green is very evident in the global spa community. Spa operators have been taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint by making a conscious effort to save water, maximize the use of recycled and organic products, and use natural light as much as possible.
By Erika Sauler
, Jeannette I. Andrade
Some Chinese New Year charms and accessories might not exactly bring good fortune.
By DJ Yap
Her fiery spirit continues to stoke the passions of her fellow earth defenders. And so it is that three years after her death, Odette Alcantara is still called upon to be the champion of the trees.
Rescue teams, police and hospital workers went above and beyond the call of duty to come to the aid of those in need, logging in long hours and setting aside their own comforts and event safety to serve other people. Volunteers wasted no time, springing to action even as the disaster was still unfolding. They braved the strong rain and the flooded streets to get to relief centers, to cook meals, to pack goods, to get people to safety, to let the hapless know they weren’t forgotten. Those who couldn’t leave their homes raided their closets and pantries for things they could donate and used the Internet to disseminate important information. Donations have been given and pledges have been made even by people outside the country. We wish we had all their names so we could honor them. They are all heroes.
By Niña Calleja
Professional photographers and photo enthusiasts in Rizal province have taken up a cause: to expose both the beauty and the appalling state of Hinulugang Taktak, the famed waterfalls in Antipolo City.
By Serapion S. Metilla
Pine trees are lovely to look at, but are delicate to handle. With the raging controversy over the balling of pine trees by SM in Baguio City, I could not help but put in my two cents worth.
The ConsumerBy Linda B. Bolido
The Worldwatch Institute, one of the institutions I truly admire, has come up with a list of 12 steps for the developing world to go green. Some, if not all, of these steps you have already heard before. But we can always use a reminder every now and then.