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All eyes on Obama

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 20, 2009

For the last few days at the Chang[e] Caravan, our eyes and ears have been partly focused on the special session on climate change during the UN General Assembly yesterday. We’ve put out two stories about climate vulnerable...

People-Elephant-Forest

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009

This is a photo of a People-Elephant-Forest talk which the TERF (Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund) usually conduct.  Their audience varies and this one that we conducted last Tuesday is the talk for school children. TERF...

You can never get tired of watching elephants taking a shower....

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009

Elephants can suck up to 14 liters of water at a time.  Just imagine how much water a large creature such as the elephant needs. A poll released today by WWF, Greenpeace and 350.org shows that Asians consider water shortage the...

What do ancient elephant poachers and Greenpeace have in common?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009 2 comments

A mahout elder stands before an elephant while waiting to perform a Pa-Kam ritual, a traditional ceremony to call on mahout ancestors for for good luck and safety before an elephant journey. September 12, 2009 We launched the ...

Um

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009 1 comment

After walking 3 days under the scorching sun for the Chang(e) Caravan, I am welcoming the thunder storm that is raging while we seek shelter under the roof of a Buddhist temple at Nakhonratchasima Province in Thailand. For 15 days, I...

The future depends on what we do in the present

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 12, 2009 1 comment

September 12, 2009 Om Jai Shri Ganesha! As is the practice amongst millions of believers, especially the Hindus, the blessings of the elephant-headed god, aka Ganapati, the remover of obstacles and god of all beginnings, were sought...

Finding our place in the save the world symphony

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 29, 2009 9 comments

“What I often say to my audiences is that now is the time to play the Save the World Symphony. It is a vast orchestral piece, and you are but one musician. Yet you are not required to play a solo, but you are required to figure out...

Whatever happened to Mr. Burns?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 28, 2009 1 comment

Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burns, is the intensely evil owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and Homer Simpson's boss. He is a caricature of Corporate America in his unquenchable desire to increase his own wealth and power,...

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo

Image | August 29, 2009 at 18:36

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo today to launch the "yoU-Turn the Earth" campaign, marking the 100-day countdown to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, where governments will agree on a deal to combat Climate Change. Here, bikers...

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo

Image | August 29, 2009 at 18:35

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo today to launch the "yoU-Turn the Earth" campaign, marking the 100-day countdown to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, where governments will agree on a deal to combat Climate Change. Picture shows...

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo

Image | August 29, 2009 at 18:33

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo today to launch the "yoU-Turn the Earth" campaign, marking the 100-day countdown to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, where governments will agree on a deal to combat Climate Change. Picture shows...

Push it!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 2 comments

How far can you push a big inflatable globe on a road in Hua Hin, Thailand? Several kilometers maybe? Today, we tried it today and covered all of 200 meters. Today just happens to be the second day of the 15th ASEAN Summit taking...

The beds are burning...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 5, 2009 2 comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBTZOg6l6cA&feature=player_embedded] "How can we dance when our earth is turning How do we sleep when our beds are burning" - Midnight Oil, Beds are burning Recently our partners in Tck...

Behind that masked grey visage

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 24, 2009 1 comment

On Sunday, September 20, Chang(e) Caravan joined the citizens of Chanchoengsao, in their local festivities that combined the Global Car-Free Day with the provincial river- protection day. Strangely enough, this was our first day in...

Dumbo Drop

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009 No, I don’t mean what Um has to clean up , but the process of transporting elephants across provincial borders. An operation as complicated as the movie Operation Dumbo Drop . As required by Thai law and...

Beautiful Moment

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009

Elephants and their mahouts take Thai Buddhist monks to the venue for the send of blessing for the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan. September 12, 2009 Yes, after the  successful launch yesterday- with full work integration across all...

Countdown

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 8, 2009 4 comments

Some 70 bikers from the Makati City LGU and from the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA)-member organizations before the 90 Days To Copenhagen Bike Tour. We all have the tendency to do countdowns. I remember when I was...

Statement on President Arroyo's meeting with US President Barack Obama

Press release | July 30, 2009 at 17:23

Commenting on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s scheduled meeting with United States President Barack Obama to discuss issues of mutual concern such as climate change, Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner Amalie Obusan said:

Greenpeace challenges Arroyo on Climate Change Legacy

Press release | July 24, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today challenged President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to lay the foundations for a true legacy in climate change mitigation and energy security during her term. The challenge calls for Arroyo to set the example, and to put into place...

The deafening sound of urgency

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 12, 2009 1 comment

An environmental activists displays a banner that reads: "Climate Action Now!" I  felt my heart beating faster than usual as I clapped along to 2 sheer minutes of booming beats that reminded of the loud noise that led to the...

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