Energy Efficiency

The coverage of existing energy conservation policies must be broaden to attain energy efficiency roadmap goals, adding that the energy should not only be produced and used in a manner that will promote sustainable development, but at the same time, it must contribute to the country’s overall economic competitiveness and minimize negative impacts to the … Continue reading Energy Efficiency

Love Language?

by: Liesianthes In today’s dating world, this one is becoming common as meeting new people where they can become our partner is now through online, which makes it difficult for someone to know if they have the compatibility factor. One of the defining factors is an indicator called the love language which was popularized by … Continue reading Love Language?

Proper management and disposal of various plastic wastes generated during the pandemic

Amid understandable concern over health and hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic, the surge in marine pollution rises due to the global increase in the use of single-use masks, latex gloves, personal protective equipment (PPE), alcohol and hand sanitizer bottles, and disposable wipes and cleaning agents, as well as single-use plastic bags, containers, and utensils from … Continue reading Proper management and disposal of various plastic wastes generated during the pandemic

Tourism and Rural Development amidst the Pandemic

For countless rural communities around our country, tourism is a leading provider of employment and opportunities, most notably for women and youth. Tourism also enables rural communities to hold onto their unique cultural heritage and traditions, and the sector is vital for safeguarding habitat and endangered species. As the ultimate cross-cutting sector, tourism contributes directly … Continue reading Tourism and Rural Development amidst the Pandemic

Environmental Health: A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic Prevention

Nearly one in four deaths across the globe are due to environmental factors. Every year, an estimated 12.6 million people die as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, ultraviolet radiation, and climate change contribute to more than 100 diseases … Continue reading Environmental Health: A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic Prevention

Gender, Climate, and Security

The UN addresses the link between gender, climate, and security, particularly in communities affected by climate change and conflict, to mitigate risks of climate change and violence, and support the building of resilient, inclusive and peaceful societies. A collaborative report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the … Continue reading Gender, Climate, and Security

Zero Emissions: Give our planet one day off a year

The Philippines heavily relies on fossil fuel imports, which account for almost half of the total primary energy supply. Power generation and transport represents the largest shares of greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector. Electricity derived from fossil fuels is the biggest contributor to carbon emissions. The amount of energy consumed by modern society … Continue reading Zero Emissions: Give our planet one day off a year

Going frugal and Eco-friendly in the new normal

Embrace the green movement by switching to frugal and Eco-friendly lifestyle as we live in the new normal. This might seem contradictory, as many people assume that going green means spending more. People tend to avoid green options because of their busy schedules. But environmentalism does not only limit to protecting natural resources, reducing pollution, … Continue reading Going frugal and Eco-friendly in the new normal

Let’s protect the Pangolins!

The Philippine Pangolin (Manis culionensis), known locally as balintong, mostly found on the Palawan faunal region, has the most restricted range among the eight pangolin species, with a decreasing population trend. The species has been considered protected and prohibited from any form of hunting, possession or trade in the Philippines since 2004. In December 2019, … Continue reading Let’s protect the Pangolins!

Bamboo now

Bamboo is a nature-based solution for poverty alleviation, environmental protection and climate change mitigation. Bamboos sequester more carbon (400%) per unit area and give off 35% more oxygen than trees. It also produce a huge amount of biomass, absorb heavy metals, conserve water, restore degraded lands and stabilize soils against erosion, and achieve Sustainable Development … Continue reading Bamboo now

Ozone for Life

The β€˜ozone layer’ is the common term for the high concentration of ozone that is found in the stratosphere above the earth’s surface. It covers and protects the entire planet by absorbing harmful Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation from the sun. It was discovered in the late 1970s that humanity was creating a hole in the ozone … Continue reading Ozone for Life

Teachers: leading in crisis, re-imagining the future

We honor the country’s Filipino teachers and educators and their contribution in building resilience and shaping the future of education, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning. We take stock of the achievements, and draw attention to the voices of teachers, who are at the heart of efforts to attain the global … Continue reading Teachers: leading in crisis, re-imagining the future

Health, Safety, and Sanitation

As most of the industries and businesses resume operations, the public are reminded to remain vigilant and integrate the prescribed health, safety, and sanitation protocols and proper waste management into the operations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of the people, Even before the pandemic, it has always been imperative for … Continue reading Health, Safety, and Sanitation

Masks, PPEs as litter wastes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heightened awareness to the critical issue of littered personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves, on the ground and in waterways. The national and local authorities and the general public to effectively implement the RA 9003 Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 that intends … Continue reading Masks, PPEs as litter wastes