The fight for a sustainable future is a constant battle, and whatever we contribute, to push the movement forward, matters. Therefore, we must act.
I started a year-long campaign around March 2019 entitled “McDonald’s: Prioritize Sustainability Now!” In my mind, I had 3 goals when I pushed for this campaign. One would be to encourage the fast-food chain giant, McDonald’s, to prioritize sustainability in all of their commercial operations. Second is to let business leaders know that we are not okay with them sabotaging our future in exchange for business profit. Lastly, it was to let everyone know that it’s totally okay to stand strong against all forms of environmental abuse happening today. As I look back today, I hope that this year-long journey was able to at least create a ripple effect in all of those seemingly unreachable goals.
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I’m from the Philippines. Despite the umbrella term “Filipino,” we are, in a way, a diverse country, and we are very far from becoming an inclusive nation. I grew up seeing fellow Filipinos encourage divisiveness against each other in terms of religion and ethnicity. For years, I was accustomed into thinking that this kind of divisiveness is too complex to fix that it has to become the norm. Meeting Singapore last year has absolutely proved me all wrong. Singapore has taught me that inclusivity in a diverse country is absolutely possible, and this is what this article is all about.
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Us, humans, have abused nature in our way to creating a modern civilization. The number of forests we cleared, mountains we flattened, and animals we slaughtered can no longer be fathomed. That is why, it is truly inspiring to find people who devote their selves in protecting nature. I have been given the privilege of meeting one of those kind hearts. This inspiring soul is an 80-year-old volunteer Environmentalist. We all call him Ichida-san; Mt. Nokoyama’s Guardian.
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I was finally able to meet Taipei, Taiwan during my 2 days and 1 night layover there last August 2019. I’ve been wanting to visit this country for a while now, and I am very happy that I did not only take away memories of great places and adventures. This progressive country has taught me a lot, and I am very grateful about the lessons that I learned.
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I’m not an expert or a person of high position. I am basically just a nobody who is trying to live a Sustainable Lifetsyle. A Sustainable Lifestyle, for me, is just meeting your basic needs without harming the environment in order to make essential resources available to sustain future generations. This article is about why and how I live a Sustainable Lifestyle, with more emphasis on the WHYs, because I think, it would easier for a person to distinguish the HOWs when the WHYs are put to heart.
I think many of us already know that humans are now facing the greatest threat to our kind, which is the Ecological Breakdown. But despite it all, we can only see very few actions being done. I can think of a number of reasons why, but I would like to assume that we are just not fully aware of what we are up against. I am hoping to at least shed some light on our current situation by anchoring this article on the 2 major factors of the Ecological Breakdown; (1) our Wastes and the (2) Climate Crisis, and on how, as an individual, I try to at least contribute on fighting them.
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I created the new hero in town, the Sustainability Hero! Let me tell you why.
People have always known about the Environmental Crisis. Teachers taught us about it as early as primary school. I knew about the importance of Trash Segregation and Tree Planting, the danger of Climate Change, and all those Science a long time ago, but I’ve never really cared about it before. Maybe because nobody really cared about it. Not my parents. Not my teachers. Not my friends. Nobody.
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Thank you for deciding to read this letter. Please know that I am humbled that you have given this letter your precious time.
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I am Dana and this is how my life got mixed up because of having too many interests. This is not a story of success and failure. This is a story of how I survived a stereotypical society and conquered my anxiety.
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I love history. I always love to look back through time and see how the people in the past live and work. When I found out that Cebu is very active in promoting cultural and historical awareness, I was very happy.
Having Gabii sa Kabilin here in Cebu for 9 years now is a manifestation that many are eager and passionate to appreciate Philippine culture and history. That’s a very good thing for us specially that we are now under neocolonialism.
Gabii sa Kabilin or Night of Heritage is a 6pm to 12am activity that is held every last friday of May every year where participants tour from one historical site to another. For one night, you get to tour around Cebu City and get to know the past of the Cebuanos! How amazing is that?
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This month when I bought the May-June 2016 issue of Meg Magazine, I was stunned when I read a two-page environmental campaign inside its pages. I did not expect that these two pages will remind me with the fact that I can actually contribute greatly to the advocacy of protecting and preserving the environment by doing some little things I usually ignore in my day-to-day living. These are things that we know that we should do but we tend to just not do them. Why? Because we are not committed and sincere enough to bring our advocacy to practice. The magazine encourages to cut the illustrations out and put it in places where people can see them. For me, I will take advantage of the internet to remind you, dear netizen who is reading this right now, that you can do more for the environment without wasting a sweat.
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