Today is the Rainbow Warrior’s last day in Manila before it sails to Guimaras, Tacloban, and other countries in Southeast Asia. The Rainbow Warrior, designed and built for Greenpeace’s campaigns, is on a journey to amplify the voices of communities affected by the climate crisis.
One of the leading hearts and minds behind the “Climate Change and People Power” tour is Greenpeace Philippines’s Climate Justice Campaigner, Desiree Llanos Dee. For this week's #SeatizenSunday, she talked to us about the 1,500-km walk she did across three countries, climate litigation, and the power of stories.
A zero-waste party by the beach? The Liwa Earth Festival is attempting what's been said to be impossible!
It's going be a weekend of surf, sun, sand, and sustainability!
Here are a few tips to live more sustainably! Share this with your friends!
For those who will bring their own reusable materials, we will be offering discounts from our food partners!
If it could mean helping our seas, which of these items are you willing to live without?
#HopefulHuwebes What is the best way to reduce flood risks in cities?
"Cities must first protect and manage the natural defenses they already have [such as urban wetlands]. We can’t keep repeating the mistakes of the past as unplanned growth obliterates wetlands and floodplains, erasing their protective functions, and sending higher volumes of floodwater toward homes and businesses.
Within cities, urban wetlands are part of a mix of investments — including rooftop gardens and permeable pavements — that can intercept and absorb rainfall, so that more water sinks slowly into soils and groundwater and less becomes rapid runoff that submerges streets and overwhelms storm drainage systems."
"This eBook is dedicated to the Filipino youth who will carry on the inter-generational struggle to defend and protect Philippine maritime entitlements in the West Philippine Sea."
- Antonio T. Carpio
Can we please stop large-scale development in oversaturated NCR? We need more available land to soak up rainfall and reduce flooding in residential and business areas.
Look at that effort! If you were in a troubled relationship, can you picture yourself removing the "third party" with brute force like this cormorant? #HappyHeartsDay
On a serious note, we need more studies to determine if this behavior is beneficial to the whale shark, or if places exist where whale sharks even allow birds to remove remoras.
Read more here: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/…/whale-shark-cormoran…/
Is your love as deep as where this fish live, and can it withstand as much pressure?
Happy Hearts Day!
Are you ready to break up with single-use plastic?
#WaterYouThinkingWednesday Is getting your purchased item within 48 hours of placing your order worth the negative environmental impact?
"Online shopping does have a smaller carbon footprint than traditional shopping methods... [it] doesn’t require consumers to physically drive to a store. But choosing the express delivery option cancels out some of the ecological benefits of sitting at home to shop. The faster a delivery method is, the more significant its carbon footprint might be."
He may be cute... But does he use disposable straws and sachets? Eep!
Find out what turns off Mother Earth in this short film we produced. Happy Hearts Day! ♻️
If there's something you should turn off, it's wasteful habits, not Mother Earth.
Today, the Earth celebrates Earth Hour, but really, every hour is Earth Hour.
...Videography, Direction, and Editing by Bhoriz Bonete and Jerel Travezonda of Grafeine Studios.
#EarthHour #EarthHour2017 #EarthHourPH2017 #ChangeClimateChange #StrawWarsPH #ZeroSachetPH #SavePHSeas
The challenges that fisheries in India face are similar to those in the Philippines. Hopefully, we can learn from their solutions as well.
"These localised fishermen’s initiatives, when taken together, add up to a potentially substantial movement by the fishing community towards sustainable fishing. There are clear opportunities for the government to engage with these community-based management initiatives and provide a policy framework for effective co-management. Our challenge is now to recognise, support and encourage these fishermen to continue to save their seas."
#TravelTuesday How many times have you looked forward to visiting a destination, only to be disappointed by the amount of trash you found there?
"Surrounded by plastic debris, this diver sees the threat posed to the oceans by our throw-away culture. The area is home to more than 100 manta rays that are suffering because of the waste, which they may eat by accident."
#MondayBlues This is one war we're happy to be part of, and we hope more countries will join.
"Trying to live a completely plastic-free life can be challenging.
Many of us are aware of the need to do something about plastic pollution but lack the means or tools to be part of the solution. It needs to be made more widely known that the alternatives to plastic exist so that people can consciously choose to use less plastic."