Echoing for ecology
October 30, 2022
Green Action Week brings out the diversity of cultures. It celebrates each partner’s campaign which are always designed according to their country’s concrete conditions. The importance of addressing these with a systemic and holistic perspective is also raised. This touches on national governance and influencing policy to favor sustainable pathways.
A vegan’s musings on Earth Day
April 22, 2022
There exists a complexity to achieving sustainability and harmony with nature. I shall remain vegan, but the next time I say Itadakimasu, I shall put the farmers, peasants and workers right at the heart of my gratitude.
Climate action is alive and well in peoples’ struggles
November 17, 2021
Tokenistic and “greenwashed” programs that prioritize profit over people’s well-being and the sustainable use of the environment and resources can not ensure the protection of the people and the planet.
Initializing urban farming
October 23, 2021
IBON and the Asuncion Perez Memorial Center Inc. have been setting up urban farms in Metro Manila. These community gardens in the city are inspired by the rural Bungkalan.
We will green more backyards
October 16, 2021
From idle or sweat-and-blood-stained rural land
greened by united farmers’ hands
To urban Church grounds, factory belts,
mass housing patches, informal decks,
Add to the school plots, herb and vegetable walls,
rooftops and flowerbeds,
We are greening more backyards.
September 1, 2021
As relocatees, struggling families, church groups and as disabled persons, these communities are determined to grow food in the backyard or in shared lots regardless of size. This will not only bring food to the table. In time and with due perseverance, selling and sharing of produce may be possible.
Fighting for our rights to food, a healthy environment and development
October 14, 2020
The corporate onslaught on agriculture, Filipino producers and consumers has to be thwarted for local production systems to break free from big business and foreign profit-driven objectives. Philippine agriculture can then flourish and contribute to the nation’s needs and development through ecologically sound, scientific and sustainable practices.