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Sep 2016
National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters’ Report

Safer and climate-resilient communities by Marvelous L. Misolas Sep. 21, 2016  Recently, I took six graduate students in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) from the Philippine Women University (PWU) for a site visit to Payatas, Quezon City, an urban resettlement area. I have gone to the area before and trained some of the groups there in environmental leadership, but this time being with the students, it turned out to be a very different kind of engagement. Payatas is one of the most densely populated areas in Manila where the......

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What’s Happening in Green Convergence: 2016

January 2016: Preparation for the 1st Philippine Environment Summit 2016-Promotion FEBRUARY 9-11, 2016: 1ST PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENT SUMMIT, SMX CONVENTION CENTER, PASAY CITY   MARCH 31 – APRIL 1, 2016: GC CORPLANNING, DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY, TAGAYTAY CITY MAY 25, 2016: CONSULTATION WORKSHOP: POSITION PAPER FOR DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION, MMJ SEMINAR ROOM, MIRIAM COLLEGE, QUEZON CITY JUNE 2016: SUBMISSION OF TECHNICAL REPORT/PROCEEDINGS TO DENR-GC’s PARTNER IN 1ST PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENT SUMMIT 2016 JULY 14, 2016: PHILIPPINE NATIVE TREES BOOK 202 AWARDED AS 2016 OUTSTANDING...


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Piglas Pilipinas

Over 10,000 people gathered in support of the global movement to break away from the use of fossil fuels to curve too much green house gas emissions, which has caused climate change. The mass was celebrated by Archbishop Arguelles.  The group formed themselves into the PADER – Philippines Against Dirty Energy Resources. The use of red color stood for Respect-Enhance-Defend the environment.


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Address of the Chair of Lopez Group of Companies, Oscar Lopez

Delivered by Mr. Richard B. Tantoco President and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Development Corporation (EDC is the largest renewable energy developer in the country making the Philippines the no. 2 geothermal country in the world since 1983). Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, and good afternoon Chief Justice. I’d like to begin by offering my congratulations to Green Convergence and to the visionary Dr. Angelina Galang for successfully organizing the First Philippine Environment Summit....


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Sustainable Economy for the Philippines

Hon. Joey Salceda  Governor, Province of Albay Good Morning! Unang-una salamat sa pagbibigay ng opportunidad sa akin upang maibahagi at matuto na rin ako sa mga ginagawa ng iba. Siguro naman kung may pipiliin kayong presidente para sa 2016, isa lang ang pamantayan: yung marunong makinig. At tignan ninyo na ang kanilang mga programa ay naka-base sa pakikinig sa mga ordinaryong masa. Pasasalamatan ko muna po yung mga talagang nagtaguyod sa akin: sa tulong...


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Prayer from the Seniors (Luz Sabas, Founder of Zero Waste Recycling Movement of the Philippines)

Loving God, we remember that Jesus taught us to pray saying, “Our Father”. You created us, You made this world, and You called Your creation very good. Yet often we forget that You are our loving parent who continues to bless Your world. Jesus told us that You are “in heaven”, yet we fail to live in awe of You. We take You for granted, and we don’t see the awesome beauty of the...


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Sustainable Cities & Sustainable Schools

DENR Assistant Secretary Corazon Davis presented the ASEAN Framework for Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) and Eco-schools. ESC are cities or urban areas that are environmentally sustainable while meeting the social and economic needs of the people as outlined in the ASCC Blueprint (2009 – 2015). The ESC Award aims to make ASEAN cities environmentally sustainable by recognizing exemplary efforts and sharing best indigenous practices to keep cities clean, green and liveable. The National Environmental...


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Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Governance

Early humans have enjoyed close relationship with nature as indicated by the knowledge, innovations, and practices of indigenous and local communities. The case study of the Ifugaos, entitled Community-based Monitoring System for Restoring Balance, described their traditional monitoring and management systems like the “do nothing” to minimal economic activities and resource sharing. Threats to indigenous way of life include land use change and media. The indigenous territory management and indigenous socio-political cultural systems embrace...


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Ecosystem Governance

The principles in ecosystem governance that Mayor Maquiabas employed in running their municipality’s activities include: – Strengthening leadership cognizant to better risk reduction and management, and climate change adaptation initiatives – Building a culture that is committed to the preservation of the environment – Building people for peace and development, by way of people empowerment thru continuing education and community participation – Demonstrating local green action and political will


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SALt Lamp

The SALt Lamp is a lamp with 90 lumens equivalent to seven candlepower powered by saltwater thus it can light up those in the coastal communities and those in the remotest barrios in the hinterlands. With two tablespoons of salt in one glass of tap water, the lamp runs for eight (8) hours. It is cost effective, safe and environment-friendly. With the objective of lighting up sustainably the whole nation and to help the...


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