Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jane Goodall

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Sustainable Cooking

Whether it’s lunch for one, dinner for the family, holiday gatherings or large parties, being organized is an important way not just to save time and money, but also to reduce environmental impact.
Learn more about ways to reduce waste and be more energy efficient when cooking, and get a chance to win an Amazon Kindle DX while you're at it. Read more about it here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

You Are my Sunshine

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

China vows climate change action

China will increase efforts to improve energy efficiency and curb the rise in CO2 emissions, President Hu Jintao has told a UN climate summit in New York.

Mr Hu gave no details about the measures, which should mean emissions grow less quickly than the economy.

The US, the world's other major emitter, said China's proposals were helpful but figures were needed.

About 100 leaders are attending the talks, ahead of the Copenhagen summit which is due to approve a new treaty.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said failure to agree a treaty in December would be "morally inexcusable".

Negotiators for the Copenhagen summit are trying to agree on a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol to limit carbon emissions.

Read more here>>

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Leyte town goes green with bamboo taxis

MANILA - Residents of Tabonton municipality in Leyte thought up a "green solution" for their transport problems by crafting bamboo cars.

The cars or "bamboo taxis" were commissioned by Tabontabon Mayor Dr. Rustico Balderian, reportedly to address the municipality's need for an alternative mode of transportation to the oft-used but accident-prone "habal-habal" or motorcycle.

The bamboo taxis, assembled by local out-of-school youth, are equipped with a 2-cylinder engine that runs on coconut biofuel, a gallon of which can make the cars run for about 8 hours.

The vehicles are made with 90% bamboo, a strong but flexible grass.


image courtesy of ABSCBN News.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

FreiTag bags

Freitag messenger bags are awesome! They are recycled too, so they not only pack a graphic punch, they reuse canopy fabrics used by trucks and other vehicles to create their super resilient and tenacious product. It’s more than enough reason to get these cool bags.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Greetings from the Tar Sands

image courtesy of Greenpeace.
Click on the image for more info and action.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Be a Volunteer!

Welcome and join us fight poverty!

We empower through knowledge.

We do this through:
• street libraries
• forums & workshops
• art activities
• the annual festival of learning

We are ATD Fourth World Philippines (All Together in Dignity)

Be A Volunteer! TO know more, check out the ATD Volunteer Orientation this saturday, September 12, 2009 , 3pm at Powerbooks, Megamall.
Interested in volunteering? Check out their updates and news here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

REVA electric car now in the Philippines

We're finally getting there, i think.

The Introduction of REVA, an electric car that sells roughly around 500-600K pesos, to the market is a big jump into environmentalism in the country. In the recent Power Expo at the Manila Trade Center, my uncle found a few brochures and flyers been passed around, one of which was the REVA electric car which could be bought from a local distributor based in Diliman, QC.

The Reva is a two-door model that works totally on electric energy, gets 80 kilometers of autonomy in one charge, reaches a maximum speed of 80 kilometers an hour, and can accommodate two adults and two minors or up to 230 kilograms of total weight. Granted, it's no mini-van, but with so many people having cars and none too many carpooling, this alternative may be a better one for those who don't do commute or carpool with their cars.

The car, manufactured in India enables one to power up the car through a simple step: plugging it into a 220V outlet. Just like a phone. Imagine that. Finally, an appliance that could be of good use, not just to us, but also to the environment!

Now hopefully, the price can be lowered still so that these can be more available to the masses, wouldn't you say?

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