Greenpeace activists held an "Earth Day Barbecue" at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) compound in Quezon City to call attention to how the government's distorted coal power policy aggravates rather than helps solve the global...

Photo | April 21, 2009

Greenpeace activists held an "Earth Day Barbecue" at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) compound in Quezon City to call attention to how the government's distorted coal power policy aggravates rather than helps solve the global threat of climate change. The activists "roasted" a balloon replica of Planet Earth over charcoal, which is safer than the coal used in power plants, to illustrate how the relentless pursuit of coal-fired power plants is cooking the planet. In the barbecue were volunteers dressed as DENR Secretary Lito Atienza and Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes, both of whom play key roles in the Philippine Task Force on Climate Change and are part of the newly formed "Carbon-Cutting Coalition".