Going green at home


Our planet Earth has already suffered so much due to our overuse, and abuse of the resources that nature has provided us with. Even as governments are doing something to resolve the issues, we, as citizens of this planet must also do our share in keeping our activities and consumption within the carrying capacity.  And the …

Basic water conservation practices at home


Due to several factors, such as population increase, the human race faces a threat of clean water shortage. And so, we are enjoined to observe water conservation practices at home. The twentieth century has seen a significant rise in human population. Because of this, the need for renewable water resources also increased six-fold. Studies even …

June 5 is World Environment Day


June 5, 2012.  Today marks World Environment Day. Forty years ago, at the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, the United Nations established June 5 as the day of special dedication to Mother Earth in order to: give a human face to environmental issues empower people to become active agents of sustainable …

CNN Travel picks Tubbataha Reefs as 8th best dive spot


CNN Travel names Tubbataha Reefs among the best dive destinations in the world, ranking it 8th of the top 50 underwater spots.  The reefs are home to several hundreds of coral and fish species, and protector of one of the few remaining colonies of breeding seabirds.   The top 50 dive spots The complete list …

Why are mangroves important?


Mangroves are often called coastal bioshield because of its crucial role in the ecological system. They provide a safe refuge for aquatic organisms, protects mankind from storm surge, and secures economic livelihood of coastal communities. At the same time, mangroves significantly facilitates in moving organic matter and energy from the land  to marine ecosystems. What …

Environmentally friendly alternative materials to plastic


It’s high time that we should seriously consider using alternative materials to plastic to improve our quality of life and a healthier environment. Anywhere you look, you see plastic – from feeding bottles to grocery goods container to food storage to credit cards.  It is indeed ubiquitous.   Because plastics are lightweight, easy to carry, …