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Johanna Fernandez

Johanna writes online content for Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines.

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  • The Bright Side: Turning hope into action

    Blogpost by Johanna Fernandez - November 26, 2013 at 14:26

    It’s hard to imagine how, considering the unspeakable damage caused by typhoon Yolanda, Filipinos still find the tenacity to help. Surely I’m not the first to observe that we seem to keep an infinite reservoir of positivity, such that no matter how ma... Read more >

  • Fear of food

    Blogpost by Johanna Fernandez - October 16, 2013 at 14:12

    I’d never been one to put a lot of thought into what I eat. It used to be that much of the “thinking” happened in calling to mind what I’m craving for, how much money’s in my pocket, or what’s most accessible at a given moment. Occasionally I would tr... Read more >

  • Building a region of ocean defenders

    Blogpost by Johanna Fernandez - July 26, 2013 at 21:10

    It is easy to recognise our deep connection with the oceans, which have sustained and fed our communities for centuries, and undoubtedly many of us share a feeling of longing and awe when we gaze at the beauty of our seas.

    But it's also tragic that w...

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  • A friendlier take on activism

    Blogpost by Johanna Fernandez - June 10, 2013 at 11:36 2 comments

    It’s been a week since Kumi Naidoo’s visit to Manila, but the “Kumi fever,” as a colleague calls it, has all but died down. During his brief stay, everybody in the Greenpeace Philippines office ached to shake hands, if not take a snapshot with the Int... Read more >

  • The perfect design

    Blogpost by Johanna Fernandez - May 22, 2013 at 10:00

    Four years ago, amidst real estate developers’ promises of nature and symptoms of poor urban planning, I found myself musing over mankind’s obsession with progress. This never ending pursuit for an easier way of doing things even moved me to write a...

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