June is Philippine Environment Month

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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 …

Fun Facts About the Verdant Broccoli

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DID YOU KNOW? Broccoli has a cancer-fighting substance called sulforaphane which, according to a study made by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, helps activate the body's immune cells, called the helper T-cells. This may also help the liver in detoxifying potential carcinogens like cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, drugs, and alcohol. Scientists in World Cancer …

Pineapple Leather: the Trending Fashion

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Combining innovation and environmental values, a handful of companies have recently succeeded in introducing a range of products using eco-friendly leather. Veering away from the conventional animal hide, a handful of fashion brands venture into making eco-friendly and sustainable product lines using pineapple leaf fibers. Thanks to the brilliant mind of Dr. Carmen Hijosa, a …

Quote of the Day: EAT HEALTHY


"Obesity and chronic diseases are the inevitable consequence of your poor food choices... Every time you eat processed foods, you exclude from your diet hundreds of undiscovered phytochemicals that are crucial for normal human functions." This is what Dr. Joel Fuhrman emphasizes in his book, Eat to Live. ___________ Photo credits: RealFarmacy.com

Binignit: A Healthy ‘Good Friday’ Snack


Good Friday is supposed to be the ultimate fasting day for Catholics. But for Filipinos, it’s - more often than not - a “binignit day”. What really is it that makes binignit a Good Friday favorite? In the Visayas and some regions of the Philippines, binignit refers to the combination of sweet potato (kamote), plantain …

Quote of the Day: PERSEVERE


The Chinese are one of the handful civilizations that still keep their ancient traditions and customs up to this day. They formulated proverbs and shared their words of wisdom based on their own life experiences. And such proverbs are handed down to many generations. Here's one proverb that inspires me, which I thought might also …

Quote of the Day: STAY POSITIVE


"People who issue judgments about others are wrapped up in their own issues and blinded by their rigid, narrow beliefs".   These are Lauren Powers' words to refer to the naysayers who try to pull her down. You see, life can be so unkind. How to deal with it is still up to you. It's …

Fun Facts About Sweet Potato

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For today's Fun Facts, let's turn our attention to the sweet potatoes (kamote in the Philippines). February 22 is National Cook a Sweet Potato Day in the United States. Unlike the regular potatoes which are tubers, or underground stems, sweet potatoes are roots. Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber when eaten with the …