Gov’t urged: Stop plastic pollution at source

Top plastic polluters also drive climate crisis – Greenpeace report Environmental organization Greenpeace Philippines today called on the national government to regulate plastic production and enact a strong ban on single-use plastics (SUP) and non-environmentally acceptable products (NEAP) as part of urgent climate plans. The call came following the release of a Greenpeace report showing how consumer goods companies are driving the expansion of plastic … Continue reading Gov’t urged: Stop plastic pollution at source

San Miguel Corp to start 80-ha mangrove plantation in Bulacan

Various SMC businesses have implemented similar major sustainability initiatives nationwide San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is looking to start a mangrove plantation on an 80-hectare site in Paombong, Bulacan as part of its nationwide reforestation initiatives, that includes expanding the Bulakan Mangrove Ecopark in Brgy. Taliptip–where it is set to build the New Manila International Airport project–and the planting of seven million trees in at least … Continue reading San Miguel Corp to start 80-ha mangrove plantation in Bulacan

Guimaras Wind Farm: a learning forest

The Guimaras Wind Farm is a natural space with different flora and fauna The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 6 in collaboration with the AC Energy in encouraging the public to participate and involve themselves in supporting the mandate of the Department to protect and conserve the natural resources in their community and the region as a whole. Thus, through its Provincial ENR … Continue reading Guimaras Wind Farm: a learning forest

Why track birds?

Migratory birds serve as indicator of a good ecological condition This may be an alien thing to many. But the tracking of migratory birds serves an important purpose, not only for wildlife biology, but more so on how human activities are impacting the movement of the birds. Migratory birds provide humans with important ecosystem benefits such as pest control, pollination of plants and they also … Continue reading Why track birds?

Creating tangible value through marine life protection

AC Energy embarks on environmental and social programs in Western Visayas Moving sustainability beyond just a management strategy to become the driving force for its business, AC Energy’s latest environmental and social programs in Western Visayas anchored on marine life protection and community development demonstrates the company’s pursuit to create sustainable, tangible and long-term impact to its stakeholders, the community and the environment. Fish sanctuary … Continue reading Creating tangible value through marine life protection

Mangroves: life source of the coast

Did you know that one kilometer-wide of mangrove area can help reduce around 70% of a tsunami’s strength? Mangrove forests provide shelter and protection to the coastal community. This is according to the Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the Department of Environment Natural Resources (DENR). Mangroves, also called halophytes, are salt-tolerant trees and are adapted to life even in harsh coastal conditions. Its presence … Continue reading Mangroves: life source of the coast

San Miguel Corp ramps up sustainability efforts

Subsidiary Petron to rehabilitate Sarangani Bay San Miguel Corporation is ramping up sustainability efforts nationwide through its various subsidiaries including Petron Corporation’s rehabilitation and coastal development plan for the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape. San Miguel Corporation president Ramon S. Ang said that despite the limitations brought on by the pandemic, the company remains committed to pursuing its environmental programs. These include SMC Global Power Holdings’ … Continue reading San Miguel Corp ramps up sustainability efforts

URC feted for efforts to cut waste, protect the environment in Thailand

URC Thailand also named as among the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” Filipino-owned Universal Robina Corporation (URC) received three prestigious sustainability awards for its efficient waste management process at its production plants in Thailand. URC Thailand was given the 3Rs, 3Rs+, and Zero Waste Achievement Awards by Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry, for its efforts to cut yearly wastes and … Continue reading URC feted for efforts to cut waste, protect the environment in Thailand

Olive ridley turtle in Boracay returns to the sea

The incident of turtles nesting in the island is the first after many years A juvenile Olive ridley sea turtle was released on the sandy shores of Puka Beach in Boracay Island recently. It was kept in captivity for more than a year since its hatchling stage according to the investigation made by the team from Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Boracay. The … Continue reading Olive ridley turtle in Boracay returns to the sea

Science can help protect our oceans

The ocean is a continuous body of salt water and our planet’s largest ecosystem. It stabilizes the climate, stores carbon, nurtures marine biodiversity and directly supports human well-being through food and energy resources, as well as providing cultural and recreational services. To protect the ocean means sharing our knowledge to save it and give the future generation a sustainable world. The oceans are now seriously … Continue reading Science can help protect our oceans