Organic clothing for a healthier lifestyle


You don’t have to be an activist marching on the streets shouting for radical change, but you can make a subtle statement with the clothes you wear.  By choosing organic clothing, you can show your love for Mother Earth, as well as promote your own healthy lifestyle. To be a fashionista is one thing, to …

The importance of coral reefs


Coral reefs are among the most diverse underwater ecosystems in the world. Kept together by calcium carbonate structures, they are made up of colonies of tiny animals and several other creatures called polyps, fish, and plants.  Coral reefs are home to a significant number of all marine life, making them worthy of preservation and protection …

The blues of New Year celebrations


"Seven-year-old hit by stray bullet" "Boy killed, over 400 hurt in Philippine revelry" Year after year, these are the typical scenario in many areas, and the "expected" headlines in most news programs, during New Year celebration in the Philippines.  At the height of merrymaking and noise, someone has to mourn and some have to squirm …

Greener way to welcome the New Year


2013 is now two days away! What could be more fun to welcome the new year than by making noise and setting off fireworks?  Yes, fireworks has been so much a part of peoples' culture. It seems to be woven into the very fabric of almost all nations that an occasion cannot be complete without …

New Year’s resolution tips for a healthier environment


It's almost 2013! And we're beginning to hear again the proverbial words, "New Year's Resolutions".  While many people seem to be passive about the idea, there are really those who are keen about making a list of New Year's resolutions. Whether you believe in making resolutions for the coming year or not, I am making …

The Wave: reminiscing the Jurassic Age


This multi-coloured sandstone rock formation is a popular attraction and hiking destination on the Colorado Plateau, near the Utah and Arizona (USA) border. Believed to be approximately 190 million years old, this natural wonder is truly a gift of God to us. The Wave has survived millions of weather, may it forever be preserved for …

Going bananas: sagging with benefits


While the Philippines has successfully put its piña fabric, the clothing made of pineapple leaves, into the mainstream of the fashion industry, let’s move further forward and identify another possible source of our basic need - that is, clothing, hoping to revive the tradition and lifestyle that our forefathers used to have.  I’m not talking …

Eco-tourism on Siquijor Island


The tiny Siquijor Island has now become one of the new tourist and traveler destinations in Central Visayas, Philippines. Its pristine white sand beaches, waterfalls, caves, and other sites have attracted many people seeking for a tranquil respite.  And because it is sparsely populated, Siquijor is able to preserve its natural beauty - and the …

Hybrid vehicles: a transport to sustainable development


Fossil fuels have brought us into this modern economy. But they also put us in danger because of the increasing carbon dioxide levels they produce. It is now time that we seriously look into the use of hybrid vehicles to reduce emission of carbon dioxide. Hybrid vehicles that are charged by electricity produce clean energy. …