Monthly Archive:: June 2017

Schools Urged to Step Up Drive for Waste Prevention and Reduction

http://greenhomenyc.org/blog/striving-towards-zero-waste-in-new-york-city-schools/ Now that classes are in full swing, an environmental advocacy group wasted no time to prod school administrators to strengthen current efforts promoting ecological solid waste management (ESWM) in the school system. Through a press statement,

Burning of Goods Seized from Illegal Vendors Gets a Thumbs-Down from Environmental Watch Group

The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog group, urged the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) not to push through with its threat of burning goods seized from illegal street vendors in the metropolis. MMDA Chairman Danilo

Thank You and Farewell Manang Luz Sabas, 89

The one and only “Manang Luz,” recipient of the EcoWaste Coalition’s “Zero Waste Champion” award in 2005.  Photo from Jai Aracama’s Facebook. Luz Escalante Sabas, the country’s pioneer Zero Waste advocate, environmentalist and founder of the Zero

Watch Group Lauds DSWD’s Directive on Mandatory Use of Lead-Safe Paints

The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate for children’s protection against lead exposure, lauded the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for making the use of lead-safe paints a mandatory requirement in facilities catering to disadvantaged and vulnerable

Group Backs Moves by DepEd and QC to Restrict Unhealthy Foods and Drinks in Schools

An environmental and health group praised the Department of Education  (DepEd) and the Quezon City Government for issuing policies that will protect school children from foods and drinks containing high amounts of saturated fat, sugar or salt.