June is Philippine Environment Month

world environment day

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 237 signed in 1988 by then President Corazon Aquino, the month of June is declared as the Philippine Environment Month. The Philippines does not commemorate only a day for the environment. Rather, it dedicates the entire month of June as Philippine Environment Month. Even as it celebrates World Environment Day …

How you can help reduce air pollution


In line with the World Environment Day celebration, I reblog this article I wrote 2 years ago.

The Catalyst

Since the dawn of theIndustrial Revolution, air pollution has become a great problem in most urban centers. While it may be near impossible to totally eradicate it, we can do something to help reduce air pollution in our area.

reduce air pollution Use your car less. Bike to work

Air pollution is a socio-political, economic, and environmental problem. It has already taken its toll on humans, animals, plants and the environment. We may not be able to stop it altogether. But we can, at least, reduce its impact.

Here are some helpful tips on how we can make our lives in urban centers better.

This Activated Carbon Dust Mask is excellent for cycling or running

Drive less. Cars and trucks produce a large amount of nitrogen dioxide. Nitrogen dioxide, as we know, contributes to the formation of photochemical smog. Breathing in a raised level of this gas increases your risk of…

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June 5 is World Environment Day

World Environment Day

June 5 is World Environment Day (WED). Bearing the theme ‘Air Pollution’, let’s talk about how air quality affects you, your community, and the country where you live right now. The United Nations General Assembly established World Environment Day (WED) in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. This was …

Waste management: it’s everybody’s concern


Waste management should be a concerted effort of each and every member of a community, and not a responsibility of the local government alone.  For everyone is responsible in messing up with Nature.  In Iligan City,  it seems extremely difficult to enforce a waste management program because of the divisive political views of both those in …

Friendship knows no boundaries


Each creation is part of the ecosystem.  No matter what species you belong, you have an important purpose of being on this planet we call Earth.  It is worthwhile, then, to respect each species despite our differences. See how domestic animals interrelate with wildlife!  Let us then be conscious and respect the rights of others - …

Wildlife: why should we care about it?


 They are fierce!They hurt people!So why should we care to save the beasts that will only harm us? Yes, it's true, wild animals can hurt us.  But, ironically though, our very lives are interrelated to their existence.  Everything and everyone depends on wild species, either directly or indirectly. All animals - including us, humans - and …

Animals are silent witnesses to global warming


Scientists warned that mass extinction of wild animals is likely to happen in the near future due to global warming. In fact, it has already started creating significant changes in climatic conditions that threaten species in different parts of the world. Polar Bears Polar bears depend on sea ice because they use it as a …

Clean water is not everywhere


Water may be a renewable resource as it replenishes itself through rain. But we should bear in mind that only 3 percent of it is fresh, and only a third of this amount is potable. The rest of the Earth's water is part of the ice caps and glaciers.  Over 700 million people in the …