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Fashion leaders take on calls for sustainability

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Last month’s fashion shows displayed designers’ eagerness to contribute to climate change efforts

WATCH: How Filipino engineers are helping solve developmental problems in PH

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Join us on September 30, 10 am as we celebrate and find ways to support our Filipino engineers

#2030NOW: Advocates rethink gender and development in the Philippines

Sep 28, 2019 - 12:29 AM

Advocates talk about the importance of ending gender inequality during one of the Huddle sessions of the 2019 Social Good Summit

EQUALITY FOR ALL. Maica Teves of SPARK Philippines speaks at the 2019 Manila Social Good Summit gender equality huddle on September 21, 2019.

#2030Now: #RespetoNaman campaign hopes to shine a light on gender-based violence

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:33 AM

'This campaign is not just about women.... It's about the entire nation. It's about calling for respect in so many different ways,' says SPARK! Program Manager Kassandra Barnes

#2030Now: To make metro areas more livable, mayors need urban planners

Sep 24, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Aside from a rail-based mass transport system, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren also points out the need for pedestrian systems

HIRE URBAN PLANNERS. Practicing urban design consultant Paulo Alcazaren believes traffic is not the problem, rather, it is the lack of an integrated, comprehensive mass transport system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sari-sari store conundrum: How can you help poor Filipinos reduce plastic waste?

Sep 23, 2019 - 7:35 PM

While use of refillables and package-free purchasing is becoming trendy among the wealthy, what do we do about the 'tingi' and sari-sari store culture among most Filipinos that contribute to plastic waste?

Social Good Summit 2019, Yuchengco Hall, De la Salle University, September 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now: Only ‘Chernobyl’ can bring democracy back to digital spaces

Sep 23, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Tech entrepreneur Andrew Keen, Google's Irene Jay Liu, and Democracy & Disinformation consortium convenor John Nery discuss solutions to the 'crisis of democracy'

Social Good Summit 2019, Yuchengco Hall, De la Salle University, September 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now: Green initiatives go a long way for urban communities

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:14 PM

Organizations share how they work with communities to save a forest within a city, connect farmers to consumers, and turn plastic waste into furniture and other useful items

#2030Now: This is how you give women real political and social power

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Oxfam Pilipinas’ SHE projects envisions ‘a world where consent is valued, pleasure is acceptable, and sexual health and satisfaction are achieved’

SHE. Oxfam Philippines' SHE projects seeks to empower women and girls to secure reproductive health and rights in disadvantaged and conflict-affected regions in the Philippines.
 Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#2030Now: Plastic pollution not just an environment problem

Sep 21, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Participants of the 2019 Social Good Summit say the plastics problem in the country must also be treated as a social and economic issue

How the way we travel has changed

Sep 04, 2019 - 7:50 PM

There’s an emphasis on enriching, immersive experiences

Looking for sustainable hotels and restaurants? Find them through this app

Aug 23, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Trakaro is an online sustainability rating platform that aims to promote sustainable tourism in the Philippines

Social Good Summit #2030Now: Insight for impact

Aug 21, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The 2019 Social Good Summit in the Philippines challenges us to cut through the social media noise so we build communities of action that will help make the world a better place

How to get behind the sustainability movement

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Here’s to more mindful purchases!

Slowing down on fast fashion

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Just what do cute clothes do to the planet?

Are you an engineer for social good?

Jun 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Be the next Manila Water Foundation Prize for Engineering Excellence awardee and get a chance to promote your social development projects

Young metro mayors challenged to make every day World Bike to Work Day

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities urges the mayors to make a plan of cooperation linking Pasig, Quezon City, Makati, San Juan, and Manila via protected bicycle lanes

CHALLENGE. The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities participates in a World Bicycle Day event organized by Manila Moves and other groups in Ortigas on June 3, 2019. The think tank calls for elected young mayors in Metro Manila to make their cities friendly for bike commuters. All photos by AC Dimatatac

The cold will inherit the Earth

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.

Brazil court orders Bolsonaro to explain gun decree

May 11, 2019 - 10:42 PM

An opposition political party Sustainability Network challenges the constitutionality of Bolsonaro's decision that granted millions of Brazilians the right to carry loaded weapons in public

PRESIDENT. In this file photo taken on April 9, 2019, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the appointment ceremony of his new Education Minister Abraham Weintraub at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

Despite gov't push, private sector group sees 'big gap' in solving trash problem

Apr 04, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'While we're doing Build, Build, Build, we can't catch up with the infrastructure with the growing population of the Philippines,' says Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability founding president Crispian Lao

TRASH. Manila Bay is not a stranger to trash littering along its shore. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Filipina carries torch for PH in global sustainability

Mar 01, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Janice Lao is the first Filipino and Asian to win the prestigious edie Award for Sustainability Leader of the Year

What makes societies susceptible to disinformation?

Dec 17, 2018 - 12:11 PM

Disinformation is one of the key trends in media in 2018 – here's what could make a society more vulnerable to it than others

Manila among least sustainable cities globally – report

Nov 01, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Manila ranked poorly in the social, environmental, and economic sub-indices of the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index and 'needs to reinvent itself'

#HackSociety 2018: What to expect

Oct 30, 2018 - 2:33 PM

(Updated) On Monday, October 29, at least 22 groups of students and young professionals will be in the Rappler newsroom for a two-day ideathon, where they will think, create, and make the first step in building their innovative ventures

Philippines joins countries in committing to end global TB epidemic by 2030

Sep 29, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III hopes to treat at least 2.5 million Filipinos with tuberculosis by 2020, but advocates say that the country's response to the disease is still lacking

END TB. Of 1.7 million recorded Tuberculosis deaths in 2017, 25,000 are Filipinos. Photo from Shutterstock

Most nations to miss U.N. target on chronic diseases – study

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease have combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in 2016

JICA extends deadline for digital art contest on SDGs for college students

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Deadline for submission of entries has been extended until September 30, 2018. Rappler is a media partner for the 'Building An Inclusive Future' contest.

PH among 'top performers' in Asia on sustainable trade

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:06 PM

The Philippines 'outperforms' Malaysia and Thailand due to a major improvement in its social pillar, boasting the 'most educated population' among all low income countries

TOP PERFORMER. According to the Sustainable Trade Index 2018 report, the Philippines is a top performer across Asian countries in sustainable trade. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] The water you drink and use – and why you should care more

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:00 PM

There are new emergent threats to water in the 21st century

SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT. Author [2-L] poses onstage during the Sustainability Summit 2018 hosted by Enderun CollegesPhoto by Nico Valdez/PH Lab

2 PH start-up teams win global awards

Aug 05, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Philippine start-up teams Arooga Health and Phinix bag two of the five 2018 Asia-Pacific Youth SDG Innovative Awards in China

How these millennials are fighting mental illness with art, Scripture

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Representing the Philippines, the team of Where There Is Hope will be highlighting their advocacy for mental health awareness at the United Nations Youth Assembly this coming August

In fight vs plastic, 'challenge is changing people's mindset, lifestyle'

May 26, 2018 - 6:16 PM

A study shows that the Philippines generates 2.7 million metric tons of plastic garbage every year

Biodiversity Day Press Con.

Palawan pangolin habitat eyed for conservation

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The establishment of critical habitats is part of the 25-year strategy designed to safeguard the future of the species

PALAWAN PANGOLIN. The Palawan pangolin or Balintong is a burrowing mammal found in the province’s secondary forests, grassland, open country, thick bush, shrubby slopes and subsistence farming areas. Balintong acts as pest control, regulating the population of termites and ants in the wild. Photo courtesy of PCSDS

Informal settlers along El Nido coast to be relocated – DENR

Mar 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the local government has issued a final notice to vacate to 24 families residing along Corong Corong beach

EL NIDO COASTLINE. El Nido town in Palawan. Photo from Philippine Fly Boy/Wikimedia Commons

PH 'not performing well' in fight vs different forms of malnutrition

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'We remain to be challenged both for stunting, also for malnutrition of mothers, malnutrition of adults, malnutrition of children,' says National Nutrition Council Executive Director Maria-Bernardita Flores

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. File photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Transforming universities into sustainable campuses, one pedal at a time

Jan 07, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Here are some points to consider on how university campuses can achieve sustainable mobility culture

IN PHOTOS: H&M's stylish, eco-friendly sport collection is out!

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Out with the old and in with the new in 2018 – get discounts when you trade in your old activewear

P1-B livelihood aid allotted for Marawi siege victims – DSWD

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:49 PM

The livelihood assistance may be availed of via the agency’s Sustainable Livelihood Program

MARAWI CRISIS. Displaced residents line up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal Hall, Lanao del Sur. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PH lags in providing pension amid increasing life expectancy – ILO

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:57 AM

The International Labor Organization says that from 2000 to 2015, life expectancy in the Philippines grew by 5 years – the fastest increase observed since the 1960s

SOCIAL PROTECTION. The Philippines lags behind its Asian neighbors in providing adequate social pension for senior citizens.  Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

From Yolanda to Marawi: What gov't must consider in rehabilitation

Nov 29, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Environmental planners discuss what went wrong in the post-Yolanda rehabilitation which can be avoided in the rebuilding of war-torn Marawi City

ICLEI launches climate action project with 3 Metro Manila cities on November 28

Nov 27, 2017 - 10:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Pasig, Parañaque, and Marikina city governments will receive assistance to implement projects that address the impact of climate change

Beyond sardines: The quest for sustainable fisheries

Nov 21, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Whether you’re a restaurant owner, a fishing boat maker, a fish buyer, a nutritionist, a farmer, a housewife, or simply a diner who loves seafood, it’s time to think about where your fish comes from and how it's caught

MILLIONS OF SARDINES. Moalboal’s millions-strong sardine schools sustain many kinds of animals, like tuna, dolphins and even seabirds. To avoid predators, the tiny fish form complex, flowing shapes. Photo by Danny Ocampo

Ayo, #Ngobrolin2030 sambil keliling Jakarta

Nov 20, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Apa sih #Ngobrolin2030? Ada apa dengan angka 2030 sampai harus diobrolin segala?

Anak-anak muda peduli SDGs saat mengikuti #Ngobrolin2030. Foto dari Indonesian Youth for SDGs

Southeast Asia's poorest mostly Filipinos, Indonesians – ASEAN report

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The report notes, however, that extreme poverty in the region dropped to 7% as of 2013 from a high of 17% in 2005

A man living under the Estero de Vitas bridge washes clothes at his home in Tondo in Manila on July 16, 2017. The Philippine economy has sustained one of the fastest growth rates in Asia, official data showed on May 18, 2017 which analysts said signalled strong economic leadership from President Rodrigo Duterte even as he wages a deadly drug war. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

ASEAN+SocialGood Forum: Building an inclusive ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On Monday, November 13, Rappler and the ASEAN Impact Challenge talk about innovation as a catalyst for an inclusive ASEAN

1 in 4 social enterprises in PH led by a millennial – study

Nov 05, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Millennials, or those born in the 1980s to 1990s, drive about 24% of the current pool of social enterprises

MORE THAN JUST FISHING. Jhonie Salcedo's seaweed harvest as supported Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi social enterprise. Photo from CSO-SEED/SPPI  MORE THAN JUST FISHING. Jhonie Salcedo's seaweed harvest as supported Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi social enterprise. Photo from CSO-SEED/SPPI

In Quezon City, ‘bamboo houses’ shelter children with disabilities

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Families of young PWDs are prioritized in this project because they are in most need of a decent house

DECENT HOME. The Vincentian Foundation believes children with disabilities are the most in need of decent housing. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Mengampanyekan pentingnya SDGs dengan berjalan kaki di Car Free Day

Oct 31, 2017 - 4:20 PM

AIESEC Indonesia mengadakan kampanye WALK 4 SDGS di 12 kota pada 29 Oktober 2017

Para pemuda berpartisipasi dalam Walk 4 SDGs yang digelar oleh AIESEC Indonesia pada 29 Oktober 2017. Foto dari AIESEC Indonesia

[OPINION] World hunger is increasing thanks to wars and climate change

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:21 PM

As disasters compete for our attention, they make it harder for people in poor, marginalized and war-torn regions to access adequate food

IMPOVERISHED. In this file photo, Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP

5 tips for traveling in an eco-friendly way

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Lessen your impact on the environment while traveling with these tips

ZERO WASTE. Containers are recycled and refilled with toiletries to keep them from ending up in landfills. Photo courtesy of MUNI