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Summary Of The Paris Agreement

When it comes to reading documents, I have to admit that I’m very lazy. Give it to me in bullets and I’d be happy to read it. So lately, I’ve been reading up on the Paris Agreement and how important it is for countries to ratify it. Upon my research, I came across the summary of the agreement on the UNFCCC page and decided to make a graphic art out of it to spark more interest and conversations.

Sheroes On Wheels

On October 20, 1895, Annie Londonderry was the first woman who biked around the world. “I am a journalist and ‘a new woman,’” she wrote, “if that term means that I believe I can do anything that any man can do.” Today, we have more women taking on the road to cycle. These women are road SHEroes. The presence of women cycling on the road not only encourages more people to bike, it also brings different issues such as safety, fitness, and environment into everyday conversations. Women on wheels symbolize courage and empowerment. For them, changing your lifestyle means changing the world. Get to know your road #SHEro and what she fights for through cycling. Nityalila Saulo Singer-Songwriter, Producer Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism Charley Sta. Maria Documentary Filmmaker Climate Walk, Project Aral, DLF, Dakila Julia Nebrija Urban Planner Viva Manila, Inclusive Mobility Network Penny Nepomuceno Bike Entrepreneur, Barre3 instructor UP Mountaineers, LARGA Travel and Adventure Co. Lei Mangubat University Instructor, Bike Messenger UP Mountaineers, Pedala Tina dela Cruz Firefly Brigade Council Firefly …

Pagbangon: Stories of Survival Photo Exhibit Launch

Greenpeace unveils photo exhibit on devastation, survival and hope in the midst of climate change Manila, Philippines – Greenpeace Philippines, together with the Honorable Senator Grace Poe, Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media, today launched a photo exhibit at the Philippine Senate entitled Pagbangon: Stories of Survival. The 21-piece photo exhibit aims to highlight the devastation caused by climate change, a grim reality that the Philippines now faces. “Climate change impacts are increasingly being felt by millions of Filipinos from all demographics. They are now being forced to live and adapt to the onslaught of extreme weather events that continue to hit the country, claiming thousands of lives, damaging infrastructure and hindering our economic growth,” said Climate Change Commissioner Naderev ‘Yeb’ Saño. “Beyond resilience, Filipinos must develop a new mindset about the environment, particularly on the worsening of the climate, largely due to our dependence on dirty fossil fuels. We have no recourse but to change the status quo and learn to embrace new ideas and solutions that promote a …

Climate Walk (Manila to Tacloban)

A collection of videos of Climate Walk 2014, Manila to Tacloban. — Climate Walk is borne out of a deep sense of duty to pay homage to communities that confront the realities of climate change, disaster risk, poverty, and environmental abuse. It is a way of reminding the whole world that we have this reality—this madness—to confront. Climate walk is also to inspire people around the world and to encourage world leaders to take urgent, ambitious actions to confront the climate crisis, highlighting the impacts of climate change on vulnerable countries like the Philippines. The fight against climate change is about us. The strength of our call lies in the collective strength of voices around the world crying out for climate justice. It is only with the voices of others that we ever become stronger. Climate Walk is intended to drive momentum for grassroots social action that would strengthen global public opinion on climate change and provide the push for countries to finalise a fair, equitable, ambitious, and durable new climate agreement in 2015 in Paris. …

We Are Calling On You

Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, in partner with Oxfam, asked me to write a song on food security and sustainable agriculture, as part of their campaign on climate and food justice. Last night, we officially concluded the recording at Womb Worx Studio. I can’t help but be grateful and be overwhelmed by the fact that my song had been performed by some of the most talented musicians in the country, Kakoy Legaspi on guitars, Arwin Nava on conga, Arnold “Budeths” Casinto on dumbek, Rely de Vera on drums, Malou Matute on kulintang and other indigenous instruments, and Francis De Veyra on bass. In addition, I sang along side these fierce and amazing female singers: Kat Agarrado, Tao Aves, Aia de Leon, and Bayang Barrios. Thank you for all your generosity. Ang mabuhay ng dahil Sa’yo! — Credits: Title: We Are Calling On You Composer: Nityalila Saulo Arranger/Producer: Francis de Veyra Executive Producers: Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism and Oxfam Photos by: Mikaelo Lacson Aguilar Please click on link for more information on Oxfam’s GROW Campaign.