Monthly Archive:: January 2008

Green Group Bats for Reduced Consumption of Plastic Bags to Save on Energy

Quezon City. A quick solution to the energy crisis is precisely in the bag says an environmental advocacy group. In a press statement released in time for the ongoing Energy Summit, the EcoWaste Coalition drew the attention


Quezon City. As the country’s waste law enters its eight year today, a waste and pollution watchdog sounded the warning bell against unchecked violations, pointing out that its poor enforcement is not only a national embarrassment but

Eco-Group Seeks Ban on Fiesta Buntings

Quezon City. As various communities celebrate the popular feast of the Santo Niño, the environmental advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition has called for a ban on non-reusable “banderitas” (buntings) on environmental and health grounds. The eco-group observed that

LETTER: It’s High Time to Green the Quiapo Fiesta

The photo taken by Edd Gumban (Philippine Star, January 11, 2008) should stimulate serious reflection, dialogue and action on how garbage can be minimized and hopefully eliminated as the popular Feast of the Black Nazarene is observed.

Quiapo Church, Barangays and Devotees Urged to Work for a Waste-Free Fiesta

Quezon City. “Show your devotion to the beloved Señor Nazareno by dumping no garbage and helping Quiapo cope with the praying throngs of faithful believers.” The environmental advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition made this plea as millions of