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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, 18TH JUNE 2017, LA CONSOLACION COLLEGE, MANILA JULY 2017: UNVEILING: GARDEN OF INDIGENOUS FOREST TREES, 16TH JULY 2017,......

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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...


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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...


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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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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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