Climate change alone, the WHO estimates, can result in 250,000 additional deaths each year between 2030 and 2050.
If you still enjoy being crammed like sardines alongside other sweaty, drunken strangers wearing hardly anything, then well, maybe you did have fun in Boracay this last Labor Day weekend (hence, Laboracay, they were calling it).
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.
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.
Like Hollywood celebrities Charlize Theron, Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, they used star power to help address global problems.
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.