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Masungi reforestation project shortlisted for international sustainability award

Jul 02, 2020 - 4:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Masungi Geopark Project is the lone finalist from Asia for the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Youth Award

FINALIST. Masungi Geopark Project is one of 5 global finalists for the WIN WIN International Youth Sustainability Awards. Photo fromMasungi Georeserve Foundation

[OPINION] We are going beyond a climate crisis

May 11, 2020 - 2:09 PM

'If poverty persists and the conversion of ecosystems continues, pathogens will always have a venue to move from one host or one environment to the next'

SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development Award now accepting entries

Apr 15, 2020 - 2:42 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The award aims to raise and promote positive human values among both teachers and students as well as share best practices in Education for Sustainable Development in schools across Southeast Asia

You can bring your own tumbler at these 15 milk tea shops

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:17 PM

Eco-friendly milk tea? Yes please!

Photo from Booky

5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 6:06 PM

As a world in climate crisis enters a new decade, here are 5 major trends that will shape society and business in the coming year

[OPINION] Push for pro-poor, pro-environment energy policy

Jan 06, 2020 - 3:16 PM

Millions of households continue to be without electricity, and many other areas with a limited service of only 4 to 6 hours per day

Philippine gov't finds stopping pangolin trade challenging

Dec 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Part 2: An environmental lawyer says not only is wildlife enforcement in the Philippines 'very limited to only a few people,' it is also not well-funded

PALAWAN PANGOLIN. This file photo shows a Palawan pangolin rolled up into a ball. File photo courtesy of Emerson Y. Sy/PCTAR

IEA says world needs 'laser-like focus' to bring down emissions

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:02 PM

If the aim is to meet the Paris Agreement targets of limiting global warming, then governments will have to adopt 'rapid and widespread changes across all parts of the energy system,' says the IEA

Youth organization to hold SDG Bayanihan Summit

Oct 25, 2019 - 4:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With 'bayanihan' at the core of our culture and identity, 2030 Youth Force Philippines aims to gather hundreds of advocates and partners to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Why DIY is the way to go for your Halloween costumes

Oct 24, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Here’s how you can practice sustainability this spook month

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