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

The latest updates

 

Food is life. And food is as precious and varied as life itself.

Blog entry by Pat Cuonzo | October 16, 2014

Today's hashtag #WFD2014 marks the day that the world dedicates to food and nutrition. We are celebrating World Food Day with  Ida Frosk's Food Art . Of course, it's easy to celebrate food and its variety if your plate is...

#BlogActionDay2014: A sustainable future is for all

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | October 16, 2014

With all the injustices happening everywhere in our planet today, I cannot help but wonder what a sustainable future will really look like or if my 2 nephews, ages 5 and 8, will ever get to experience it in their lifetime. The...

Cebu Food Diversity Fair

Blog entry by Andrea Xayide Gaurana | October 13, 2014

For an ordinary consumer like me, organic products do not seem commonplace in our readily accessible markets. We’re still stuck in the age of processed food, canned fruits, and packaged, well-labeled vegetables. Although I may have...

Poetry in action

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | October 11, 2014

Climate action comes in many forms. Sometimes it is giving an outlet to show that ways to lower carbon emissions is possible; sometimes it's through the art of written or uttered words — intricately put together to express feelings and...

Because justice demands it

Blog entry by Albert Lozada | October 10, 2014

9 days of walking in solidarity with the global call for climate justice  brought us face-to-face with many people who’ve had more than once experienced the wrath of typhoons that have passed through the Philippines in recent years.

How LEGO got awesome to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by Ian Duff | October 9, 2014

Today we got the awesome news : After a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. This is fantastic news for LEGO fans...

Backyard Gardening and Climate Change

Blog entry by Jabez Flores | October 5, 2014

I started my small organic herb and vegetable garden in front of my apartment in mid-2012 with the simple goal of growing pesticide-free vegetables for me and my family. Like any novice backyard gardener, I wanted to find out first if...

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