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700,000 Filipinos Using GCash Forest To Help Save Watershed

More than 700,000 GCash users have joined the movement to plant trees through GCash Forest, an important carbon tracking feature of GCash, to help save the watershed that supplies water to Metro Manila. Ney Villaseñor, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Mynt, which runs the country’s leading mobile wallet, said 756,370 people have signed up to collect green energy through...

Act Now, Act Fast: WWF PH, GCash Call For Participation Of Filipinos In Fight For PH Forests

Over the last couple of years, the Philippines has been experiencing an alarming decrease in forest area. Due to rampant illegal logging and the lack of funds to better secure protected areas, the countries forests are going nude. Each year, based on data from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), around 47,000 hectares of forest cover is...

Olympics Goes Green For Tokyo 2020 With Recycled Medals

With less than a year to go, Japan has gone all out with preparations for the upcoming Summer Olympics. The organizing committee for Tokyo 2020 (TOCOG) has released the official designs for the Olympic medals, which were made entirely out of metal extracted from recycled consumer electronics. This initiative is part of TOCOG's overarching goal of making the 2020...

Filipino Photographers Team Up To Raise Funds For Victims Of Batanes Earthquakes

On the morning of July 27, two earthquakes rocked the islands of Batanes, mere hours apart from each other. The incident affected over 2,000 people on the island of Itbayat--which was just 12 kilometers away from the epicenter of the first earthquake (Magnitude 5.4) and 21 kilometers away from the epicenter of the second (Magnitude 5.9). Reports from the...

2019 ART IN ISLAND #ECOChallenge Events

This year, Art In Island aims to increase awareness and to promote the need to preserve, protect and restore the Earth through art. With the theme #ECOChallenge, Art In Island conducts series of events, museum promos and art competitions to spread the word that the Earth needs our help and that we can help in our own little ways! To...

How Your Spare Bras Could Help Other Women

If you've gotten swept up in the KonMari craze of de-cluttering your closet, you've likely found a ton of clothes that you no longer wear but are still in good condition. There are many local organizations that would be happy to take in your old shirts and jeans as donations, but as for your spare bras and unused underwear--where...

How To Avoid Single-Use Plastics On Your Next Market Visit

Single-use plastics are plastics that can only be used once. According to a report from National Geographic, 40% of plastics produced are for packaging purposes and are single-use. Consequentially, these plastics end up in our oceans. These single-use plastics can be sighted at our local grocery stores and they are often used to package vegetables and meat. Here are a...

Royal Canin Calls For Responsible Pet Ownership Through Bring My Dog To The Vet Campaign

Strengthening its commitment to elevate the standards of pet healthcare in the Philippines, global leading actor in pet health and nutrition Royal Canin recently launched its Bring My Dog to the Vet (BMDV) campaign. The initiative aims to educate Filipino pet owners on the importance of preventive healthcare for their dogs through regular veterinarian visits. Royal Canin unveiled the Bring...

Pride Month Profiling: Her Rainbow Story

Black clogs, black jeans, black blouse, long ash blonde hair, Korean inspired make up and confidence. This is her basic get-up. I never thought we would be super close because she just exudes confidence and "unbothered-ness" which are the two things I dream to attain in this lifetime. But now, being close friends with her since majors began in college,...

Canadian Manufacturing Teams Up With Haribon Foundation For Its 60th Year Collection

Canadian Manufacturing marks its 60th anniversary with a partnership with Haribon Foundation for the launch of its new Bamboo Cotton Collection. Canadian's Get a Sheet, Adopt a Tree campaign, which supports Haribon's Adopt-a-Seedling program, encourages consumers to take part in bringing back the beauty of the country by helping rebuild its lost biodiversity. Canadian provides the best linen and...

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