Global Warming

Global Warming is a Catastrophe Coming! We already know the causes - humankind's unfettered burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. We already know some of the impacts - the melting of polar ice caps, rising oceans, severe droughts, the spread of pestilence, massive flooding, coral bleaching and surging storms. We already know who will be hit hardest - coastal countries, island nations, and underdeveloped regions like Southeast Asia. Read more

Genetic Engineering

Only a couple of decades ago, genetically modified organisms (GMO) would have been something out of science fiction. In the not so distant past, we never imagined we would find on our dinner tables strawberries with fish genes, corn with bacterial genes, and soybeans with built-in herbicides. Little did we know that such scenes would turn into reality in a dizzyingly short period of time. But this is now part of today's reality.Read more

Toxics

Rapid industrialization has made Southeast Asia one of the most dynamic regions in the world. The development of the region, however, has come at the expense of causing severe environmental damage. Pollution, particularly in urban and industrial areas, has reached alarming proportions. Major cities in the region like Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila are among the most polluted cities in the world today. Read more

Forests

Throughout the world, ancient forests are in crisis. Many of the plants and animals that live in these forests face extinction. And many of the people and cultures who depend on these forests for their way of life are also under threat. But the news is not all bad. There is a last chance to protect these forests and the life they support. Read more

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#WorldPoetryDay: Everything and Nothing

Blog entry by Joanna Sustento | March 21, 2017

The ocean reminds me of many things in my life, memories with my family and friends on the beach,  ​of ​ spending countless starry nights on its shores. Most people say  ​that ​they envy those who live near the sea, that they have to...

Enzo’s coinbank to help save the oceans

Blog entry by Kristina Pedraya | March 10, 2017

"Service doesn't have to be big and grandiose to be meaningful and make a difference."   ~ Cheryl Esplin It was an ordinary day in our office when 5-year old Enzo Burgonio, together with his lovely family, visited us to donate his...

6 Filipinas fighting for climate justice

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | March 8, 2017

The most familiar paradox of climate change is that vulnerable nations, who had much less to do with creating the problem, are more dramatically affected by the climate crisis.  But what many tend to forget is that beyond geographic...

The power of your plate

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | March 7, 2017

For a country of 7,641 islands with a population of more than 100 million, more than half of which are living in coastal areas, an empty ocean means food insecurity, malnutrition, and further hardships to our fisher folk, who have been...

Love in the time of climate change

Blog entry by Desiree Llanos Dee | February 14, 2017

How two women are using love as a transformative tool in the face of humanity’s biggest heartbreaker A lot has been said about Filipinos’ resiliency, friendliness and ability – maybe penchant, even – to laugh and make jokes even...

What will courage look like in 2017?

Blog entry by Johanna Carissa Fernandez | December 30, 2016 1 comment

Almost everyone I know (including myself) is eager to see the end of 2016. To say it’s been turbulent is an understatement, what with the bad news that rushed in all year round, interspersed with even more bad news, controversies, and...

2016: Year in Pictures

Image gallery | December 21, 2016

A Plastic Free Christmas Message

Blog entry by Anna Dawson | December 16, 2016 1 comment

It is the season to be jolly, to be holy, to love and to give. And it is in the last act, the act of giving, where we struggle at Christmas time. Malls bulge with the influx of shoppers buying gifts to show their loved ones just how...

So long as there is Climate Change, every day is Human Rights Day

Blog entry by Yeb Saño | December 10, 2016 1 comment

When I decided to embark with others on a 1500 km, 60-day  pilgrimage  from Rome to Paris, culminating at the COP21 climate talks in 2015, the urgency I felt wasn’t just scientific or political, it was also very personal. After so many...

It's your time to #RiseAbove!

Blog entry by Maica Quitain | December 6, 2016

Courageous people are bringing unprecedented legal actions to rise above the challenge of climate crisis and its impacts on their lives and future generations. We challenge you to take it up a notch for International Human Rights Day...

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