Healthy Environment


06
Jan 2018
Climate Change Reality Project

  By 2050, warmer waters in the southern Philippines could cause the maximum fish catch to decrease by 50 percent. Low-lying areas inundation affecting seagrass beds in shallow tidal and sub-tidal marine environment coral bleaching and degeneration. Sea level in the Philippines is projected to rise two to three times faster than the global average....

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Coconut Oil the Tree of Life

Understanding Plant Oil What differentiates them is the profile of their fatty acid composition e.g. carbon chain. Plant oil is also referred to as Lipid Current usage of Coconut Oil based products Food Products Cosmetic & Personal Care Health Products Value-Adding Processes Coconut for Clean Air and Environment   Coconut has many more potential applications awaiting development. This presentation focuses on the new category in the use of coconut oil that is not well...


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The Oceans are in Trouble : Protecting Benham Rise

The Oceans are in Trouble : Protecting Benham Rise

The oceans are in trouble, as ocean explorer, film maker and conservation advocate Alexandra Cousteau puts it. A team of marine scientists found a dazzling array of soft and hard corals, fish, algae, and sponges in Benham Bank,during a week-long expedition in May 2016. They observed one hundred percent coral cover in several sites, with an impressive field of plate corals. We saw terraces of corals, as far as the eye could see. It’s so...


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Ensuring Ecological Integrity, Clean and Healthy Environment

Ensuring Ecological Integrity, Clean and Healthy Environment

Priority Strategies Subsector Outcome 1: Sustained Functioning of Ecosystem Services Intensify sustainable management of natural resources through adoption of ridge-to-reef approach and integrated area development Reverse the loss of forest cover through sustained rehabilitation of degraded forest lands including critical watersheds & major river basins Complete delineation of final forest limits and delineation/delimitation and zoning of watersheds and municipal waters Effectively manage the protected areas and enforce law against illegal trade of wildlife species Improve land...


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Private Agri Tourism: Malabing Valley Casibu, Nueva Viscaya

JOSEPHINE NAMUJHE is the founder of the Malabing Valley Sustainable Integrated Forest Farmer’s Association (MVSIFFA). The Malabing Valley Multipurpose Cooperative has ventured into non-traditional capacity building activities as a means to organize farmers in the valley, and as a way to protect its natural resources. The cooperative has joined forces with some NGOs and the government in preparing a land use framework for a community-based forest management program aimed at preventing uncontrolled conversion of...


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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

This session was moderated by DR. DONNA PAZ T. REYES, the Chair of the Graduate Program of the Department of Environment and the Executive Director of Environmental Studies Institute of Miriam College. A graduate of Ph.D from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, she is an authority in environmental education, including biodiversity conservation, environmental principles, ecology and community-based ecohistorical tourism. Two (2) speakers shared their knowledge and experiences in this session. They are:...


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Recycled Products: HMR

CECILIA BANICOD, is the pollution control officer at the HMR Envirocycle Phils. Their environmental commitment recognizes that nature’s resources are finite. Thus, HMR Envirocycle Phils. Inc., the de-manufacturing branch of HMR group, is committed to undertake maximum recovery of useable commodities from end-of-Iife and by-products for reuse through the application of appropriate methods and technologies promoting gradual zero disposal to landfill. Electric or electronic equipment is composed of 20 percent recyclable MV, 50 percent...


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The LGU Eco Champion Project: A Closer Look at LGUs Compliance to Environmental Laws and Regulations and Unique Efforts to Sustainability

Sr. Marvie Misolas, MM Project Leader The LGU Eco Champion is a national survey of LGU compliance to various Philippine environmental laws and regulations that aims to determine successes and gaps in its implementation. The project is a collaboration between EMB/DENR and Green Convergence. Project Concept Philippine environmental laws and regulations have varying levels of compliance. Environmental Management Bureau’s mandate is to set and implement metrics for environmental standards. LGUs are engines and enablers...


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