Updates


23
Feb 2018
DENR steps up in protecting the environment

Posted at DENR Region 1 The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) together with the Green Convergence (GC) organized the 2nd Philippine Environment Summit, with the theme “Mainstreaming Innovations for Sustainable Development” held last February 20-22, 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City Around one thousand (1000) partakers came from the academe – educators and students alike, environmental NGOs, from other sectors – church, business, media, and government – national and local. It was a clear demonstration of greening together, growing better, as envisioned by the convener of the event, Green......

Read More


DENR makes renewed call for LGUs on environmental vigilance

DENR makes renewed call for LGUs on environmental vigilance

By Ferliza C. Contratista on February 22, 2018 via Philippine Information Agency CEBU CITY, February 21 (PIA) — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu called on local government units (LGUs) to be more vigilant against violators of environmental laws. During the first day of the 2nd Philippine Environment Summit held at the Waterfront Cebu, Cimatu asked the over a thousand participants to help in the detection, apprehension, and prosecution of the violators. “In...


Read More

Cimatu urges manufacturers to pay their share in pollution

Cimatu urges manufacturers to pay their share in pollution

By Philippines News Agency, February 21, 2018 via Business Mirror Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu sees the need for a law that would make manufacturers pay up for their share in polluting the environment. “Perhaps we must consider enacting laws that will make manufacturers pay at least part of the cost of cleaning up the nonbiodegradable packaging that they use,” Cimatu said at the Second Philippine Environment Summit (PES) in Cebu City on Tuesday. He raised the...


Read More

Why native trees?

Why native trees?

Published February 7, 2018, 10:00 PM, By Flor G. Tarriela via Manila Bulletin At a recent typhoon that hit Metro Manila on the way to Tagaytay, I noticed many fallen trees, Acacia and Tulip trees. Later I found out these fallen trees were actually “alien” trees and not native to the Philippines. But wonder of wonders in typhoon Ondoy, a Dita tree stood tall and saved 36 lives in Quezon City! The Dita tree, like...


Read More

DENR: Number of tourists in Boracay has reached 'alarming levels'

DENR: Number of tourists in Boracay has reached ‘alarming levels’

By Adrian Ayalin, via ABS-CBN News. Posted at Jan 19 2018 05:58 PM MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday said the number of tourists in Boracay has reached “alarming levels” as government agencies and the private sector worked on innovations for sustainable development. Asked about the current status of the popular island resort, DENR Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna said the government is in the process of making an inventory of...


Read More

What’s Happening in Green Convergence: 2017

JANUARY 2017: A WRITESHOP, DAY 1- PRRM AND                         DAY 2-UNIVERSITY HOTEL FEBRUARY 2017: LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT TO CA, SENATE AND CONGRESS MARCH 2017: A MARCH TO SENATE APRIL 2017: GC’S GREENING THE CHURCH ADVOCACY MAY 2017: FIRST NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY CONGRESS, 23TH MAY 2017, CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MS. MA. TERESA M. OLIVA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GREEN CONVERGENCE (SPEAKER) JUNE 2017: LAUDATO SI PLEDGE LAUNCHING,...


Read More

Bamboo Production or Propagation of Bamboo

The continued destruction of our forests has brought about the increasing demand for bamboo in the local and international market. The world bamboo market is currently worth 10 billion dollars per year. Bamboo is not only a high-yield renewable resource, it sequesters 400 percent more carbon dioxide and generates 35 percent more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. It serves as an erosion control agent and has a high water storage capacity. Bamboo...


Read More

Page 10 of 14« First...89101112...Last »