Monthly Archive:: October 2009

Environmentalists campaign for ‘waste-free, toxic-free’ Undas at Manila North Cemetery

Manila – In anticipation of the recurrent garbage woe that blights the cemeteries during the popular observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, the EcoWaste Coalition, Miss Earth Foundation and the Manila North Cemetery Administration

Environmental groups call for open and exhaustive probe on toxic pollution in Cavite

Quezon City / Silang, Cavite. Concerned groups working for environmental health and justice today urged the authorities to ensure an impartial and all-inclusive investigation of the toxic incidents that knocked down residents, including children, of Barangay Maguyam

Prelate and environmentalists jointly plea for greener Undas

Quezon City. With only a few days left before the massive movement of people to the cemeteries, a Catholic Church leader has teamed up with an environmental organization in asking the faithful to opt for a greener

EcoWaste Coalition Promotes Environmentally-Sound Management of Mercury Lamp Wastes

Quiapo, Manila. As governments meet in Bangkok to discuss the process and timetable of negotiating a global treaty to curb mercury pollution, health and environmental advocates gathered in busy Quiapo district to raise public awareness on the

Government Urged to Remove Endosulfan Out of the Country Now

c/oGlobal Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)Unit 330, Eagle Court, 26 Matalino St., QCPhone/Fax: 4364733 E-Mail: mcalonzo@no-burn.orgMedia Contacts: Dr. Romy Quijano -0922-8333531, Manny Calonzo-0922-8286343 Quezon City. Civil society groups pressed the government to ship out endosulfan back to

EcoGroups Condemn Continuous Waste Dumping in Marikina-San Mateo River

San Mateo, Rizal – Ecogroups condemned the continuous inaction of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Lito Atienza and Marikina City Mayor Marides Fernando to stop the dumping of silt, thrash and other post-Ondoy disaster

Environmental activists take action against dumping of flood wastes and debris into Nangka River

San Mateo, Rizal. The Greenpeace Water Patrol, EcoWaste Coalition and Buklod Tao Kalikasan today trooped to the Nangka River to expose the illegal dumping of flood garbage and debris into the River by the Marikina government and

Green Groups Campaign for Zero Waste Solutions to Lessen Ravages of Climate Change

Quezon City. In an audacious demonstration of solidarity and resolve, environmental advocates today vowed to redouble their efforts in pursuing sustainable consumption and Zero Waste solutions to help avert the climate crisis. As the Filipino people come

EcoWaste Coalition Launches Toxic Awareness and Alertness Day to Prevent Chemical Disaster and Pollution

Quezon City. As Filipinos come to terms with the disaster wrought by tropical storms Ondoy and Pepeng, an environmental coalition has put forward the need for increased mass awareness ontoxic chemicals as a key strategy for preventing

Green Groups Deplore Dumping of Disaster Waste in Nangka River

Quezon City / San Mateo, Rizal. Environmental groups today deplored the reckless dumping of silt and garbage left by tropical storm Ondoy at the bank of Nangka River in Marikina City as a prelude to another disaster