Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Earth Tweet

Tweet your eco-deeds with Earth Tweet, and share the love. Follow the tweets and be inspired. :-) Everyday is Happy Earth day !

Friday, March 27, 2009

EARTH DAY on March 28!

On 28 March 2009 at 8:30 pm, the lights will go off for one hour – the Earth Hour – in cities and towns all over the world.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

In support of this global initiative, we are urging you to switch off the majority or all of the lights in your homes on Saturday, 28 March 2009 from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, and encourage your families and friends to take the same actions.

Please also sign up as Filipinos at the global website of the Earth Hour: www.earthhour.org to ensure that your participation is officially counted. In so doing, you will be sending a powerful global message that YES, I care and I will take action on global warming.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Otesha Project: cycling to save the world

The Otesha Project was dreamed up by two young Canadians, Jessica Lax and Jocelyn Land-Murphy at the tend of a gap year in Kenya. They were concerned at the lack of opportunities for young Kenyans whilst they had a much more optimistic future. They wanted to take the message of sustainable living in a fairer world to young Canadians, which they did by organising cycle tours across Canada and putting on plays and discussions in community centres, schools, campuses, festivals and other locations. What's a more powerful way of getting the message out to young people than a bunch of young people arriving by bicycle and performing a humorous play and providing simple and effective ideas for what other people could do to help make a better world. “Otesha” means “reason to dream” in Ki-Swahili.

Otesha came to the UK in 2007, where it is run by young Canadian Liz McDowell. Their latest campaign features Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of the BBC hit TV show “Top Gear”, which is seriously pro-car. Find out more at: www.onyourbikejeremy.org

Join in the next UK cycle tour: http://otesha.org.uk/53/introduction/cycle-tours.html

Find out more about Otesha and download their amazing handbooks at:

(for the Canadian version), and

(for the UK version).

- from the 365 ways March 2009 newsletter

Friday, March 13, 2009

Help us Bail out the Planet

Dear friends,

On Tuesday, three hundred and forty concerned citizens gathered in Brussels to block the exits of the building where European finance ministers were discussing funding for climate change. We wanted to keep them inside until they came up with money to tackle climate change in developing countries.

European leaders recognise that rich countries must provide funds to developing nations so that they can reduce greenhouse gas emmissions and adapt to climate change. So far, they have not put a single euro on the table. Each country’s contribution towards a climate bailout plan is based on its ability to pay and its level of responsibility in causing climate change. Based on this, European governments should contribute €35 billion a year by 2020, the equivalent of just €1.30 a week per European citizen. The price of a bus ticket.

In spite of our best efforts, ministers continued to dither yesterday. Once all of the protesters had been arrested, they managed to leave the building without committing a cent of public money. Instead they had made an empty promise for investments from the private sector, which they can neither predict nor control.

Now it is up to Heads of States to make the final decision at the EU Summit next week, 19-20 March. If they also fail to come up with solid financial support, it will threaten the success of a deal at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen this December. And that will literally cost us the earth.

The Polish government is being particularly obstructive to progress. It is avoiding the funding issue and does not want to take the responsibility for its huge emissions and contribution to climate change.

Help us to convince polish Prime Minister Mr. Tusk not to block the climate change deal.

Mr. Tusk talks of solidarity. Without global solidarity we will not solve the climate crisis. Send him an e-mail asking him to live up to his words by showing solidarity to developing countries’ efforts to avert and adapt to climate change.

No money, no deal, no future.
Every letter is important.

Thank you for your attention,

Eoin, Agnes & the entire Climate Team
Greenpeace International

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Rare bird found---then eaten

A rare bird was found and photographed for the first time ---then eaten. How terrible is that!??!!!! We should really learn to protect our resources! Pakiusap, mga kababayan, maging aktibo tayo sa laban para sa kalikasan! (My fellow Filipinos, let us be vigilant in our fight for the environment) Awareness is the first step. If we choose to be ignorant, we lose everything...

Monday, March 02, 2009

The Wave of the Future

A Scottish company will deploy sausage-shaped tubes off Portugal to create the world's first commercial wave power plant, providing electricity to 1,500 homes from 2006, a partner in the Scottish firm said on Friday.

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