Monthly Archive:: May 2008

Green Group Pushes for Junk-Free Students’ “Baon”

Quezon City. A public health and environmental advocacy coalition pushed for healthy and trash-free students’ “baon” as health personnel, nutritionists and educators gather to discuss the provision of health care and nutrition in the country’s schools. In

EcoWaste Coalition Offers Parents Green Tips to Beat School Opening Blues

Quezon City. With just a few weeks left before classes resume, an environmental group has made available some green tips that will help parents and their children deal with the usual back-to-school blues. The green tips, explained

Citizens’ Responsibility to Keep Waterways Garbage-Free Pushed

Quezon City. With the onset of the rainy season, public safety, health and environmental advocates called on the general public to avert the usual flashfloods by keeping the waterways free of garbage and other obstructions. Flashfloods are

Green Groups Bat for Innovations to Beat the Waste and Climate Crisis

Quezon City. Green groups pushed for “zero waste for zero warming” in a timely gathering of local government officials held in Quezon City, insisting that innovative solutions are available to break the wasting and warming cycle. The

EcoWaste Coalition “Eyeballs” the DENR to Keep Up Pressure for the Closure of Illegal Dumps

“The people are watching.” Caring paper-mache eyeballs and a huge banner that says “the people are watching, tambakan ng basura, ipasara!,” members of the EcoWaste Coalition lined up outside the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for ‘Real Action’ vs Dumps

Quezon City. The waste and pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition welcomed Environment Secretary Lito Atienza’s long overdue directive to shut down all open dumpsites, albeit with a warning that it should not turn the Philippines into an open

Green Group Pushes for “Climate Positive” Fiestas

Quezon City. With the onset of the Santacruzan and fiesta season, an environmental coalition called attention to the waste and climate impact of our festive and vibrant community celebrations. In a statement issued following the widely-celebrated feast

Government Urged to Speed Up Phase Out of NEAP

Quezon City. Community practitioners of ecological waste management pressed for the enforcement of a critical provision of the country’s waste law that is deemed essential for cutting the volume of residual waste that often gets burned or

Citizens’ Groups Spurn Side Notes, Call for JPEPA Rejection Now

Pasay City. The planned exchange of diplomatic notes will not repair the injustice and irregularity innate to the controversial Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). Rejecting the treaty now is pro-Filipino. This is the unequivocal message of the