November is National Environmental Awareness Month
This November, we are celebrating National Environmental Awareness Week. We must remember AWARENESS is the first step. ACTION is next (before it’s too late)
What has been happening?
The past few weeks, the Philippines has seen devastations from 3 typhoons (Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses). The consequences of these typhoons were dire. People have lost their belongings, their houses, and to some, their loved ones. All in the backdrop of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
But this is not the end. Forecasts suggest that this will only get worse in the coming years. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning of the climate crisis devastation that will continue to haunt us, in the Philippines and the world.
As the climate crisis worsens, critically in the Philippines, how can we contribute to the solution as individuals (and corporations)?
What can we do?
- Reduce Carbon Footprint —
Shifting to Clean Energy Sources like wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower.
Establishing a better Waste Management system to lessen the pollution of our surrounding waters
Reusing and Recycling
Supporting locally-produced and organic food, and starting a plant-based diet by cutting meat and dairy.
Support Climate Action Organizations
- Support your local organizations that fight forClimate Action. Research the organizations/companies you are currently supporting if they are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint.
Vote for Climate
- Vote for government officials who will build systemic changes in fighting the climate crisis. Vote for candidates who support and will improve climate-friendly policies in the country— including improving the country’s disaster risk management policies.
This is the beginning of the Climate Crisis we are facing. This is reality.
To help the recent typhoon victims, the list of donation drives is found here