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Going green is easier than you think!   Green is no longer just a color these days. Nor is it merely a word used to describe a certain – less savory – state of mind. Green means a lifestyle dedicated to sustainability and eco-friendliness. Green means Earth Warrior. Green means friend of

of the forest fire that has ravaged some 40 hectares of Mt. Apo’s forest cover, the city government of Kidapawan has ordered the closure of the mountain for a period of three to five years. “Effective Mar. 27, the trek to Mt. Apo is closed to give way for the restoration of its natural habitat,” Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista told reporters. According to reports, the forest fire is blamed on a bonfire left behind by negligent trekkers.
Burning vegetation photo courtesy of Gregg Yan

How firebreaks, education can save Philippine mountains     Mt. Apo, the country’s highest, Mt. Kanlaon, tallest of all Visayan peaks, and Bud Bongao, the holy mountain of Tawi-Tawi – are in flames.     Mt. Apo and Bud Bongao are burning because of errant campfires while Mt. Kanlaon discharged superheated rocks to ignite vegetation baked


Climate change activist and former US Vice President Al Gore made a surprise visit to the Philippines, particularly, in Tacloban City to meet the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) and for the training of more than 700 climate advocates from all over Asia who converged in Manila