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La Union rides waves of communities calling to Break Free from fossil fuels

Press release | July 16, 2018 at 21:10

La Union, Philippines; 15 July 2018. – Local groups in this province, considered as the surfing capital of the North, came together this weekend to join their voices to the growing number of communities around the world calling to #breakfree from...

For Independence Day, we want to Break Free

Blog entry by Khevin Yu and Angelica Carballo Pago | June 12, 2018

The many environmental ills that the Philippines is facing now are interlinked and are compounded by other developmental challenges, such as poverty, globalization and shrinking democratic spaces, among other problems. As a developing...

Plastic pollution a multifaceted problem, calls out companies to take action

Press release | June 5, 2018 at 11:36

04 June 2018, Manila, Philippines - On World Environment Day, Greenpeace Philippines called for ‘action from all fronts’, especially from companies most responsible for producing single-use plastic, in order to beat ‘catastrophic pollution’ that...

Mounting evidence in landmark human rights hearings in PH vs fossil fuel companies

Press release | May 23, 2018 at 23:12

Quezon City, Philippines, 23 May 2018 – Today marked the start of the second in a series of hearings in the Philippines into the responsibility of fossil fuel companies for human rights harms resulting from climate change. Over the course of two...

Celebrating Food for Life

Blog entry by Virginia Llorin | May 15, 2018

Many Catholic countries around the world celebrate the feast of the patron saint of laborers and farmers.  In the Philippines, he is better known as San Isidro Labrador. San Isidro was born to a poor family in Madrid, Spain.  He...

Greenpeace to DENR: opening of protected areas to special private use is ‘wrong move’

Press release | May 8, 2018 at 14:06

08 May 2018, Manila, Philippines - On Friday, May 4, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Sec. Roy Cimatu announced that protected areas are now open to special private use by applying for a special use agreement in protected areas, or...

When freedom is not free

Blog entry by Angelica Pago and Vince Cinches | May 4, 2018

We are not the first to say this, nor are we the last: the media is under threat. Globally and locally, the media are being targeted by many sides. Just this week, in Afghanistan, suicide bombings have claimed the lives of at least...

The relentless power of our collective action

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | May 1, 2018

As we celebrate Labor Day, let us be reminded  of how our historical, painstaking, borderless actions for a better world gave us a 40-hour work week, paid leaves, health care, and social security, and other benefits. These very same...

Million Acts of Blue

Feature story | April 26, 2018 at 16:30

We are calling on people around the world to create a “Million Acts of Blue” — actions to push retailers, corporations and businesses to reduce single-use plastic.

The boon of living sustainably, slowly according to Bukid ni Bogs

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | April 19, 2018

Everything can be learned from ground up. These words are particularly true for Bogs Castro, a permaculture farmer who manages Bukid ni Bogs , an agroecological farming and training center that promotes sustainable organic...

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