Thank you to all our partners and participants who joined us in our month long series of activities as we all work for making #EarthDayEveryday!
As one of the centers of global biodiversity, the health of the Philippine environment affects the health of the entire planet. Filipinos have a big responsibility not only to themselves but to the entire world in protecting our environment.
Our once abundant ecosystems had shaped our history, culture and even supported the rise of global colonial powers hundreds of years ago. Today, devastated by years of wanton exploitation, our continued survival as a people depends on how we, as a people, will conserve and protect the last remaining resources of this country.
There is an urgent need to arrest environmental destruction, protect our remaining resources and rehabilitate our devastated lands for the welfare of our people.
This April, Earth Island Institute Philippines is having People, Patrimony, and the Planet (PPP). It is our unique way of educating the youth, encouraging participation in conservation, advocacy, and environmental activism. PPP is a soulful mix of art, music, serious discussion, immersion, and actual action rendered in a colorful, festive way as we confront environmental issues.
Much of the environmental destruction in the Philippines is attributed to plunder and development aggression led by big corporations. Only the few benefit from this while the majority are robbed of their livelihood. This aggravates natural disasters, intensifies degradation of natural resources, displaces indigenous people, while slowly erasing their culture and heritage.
PPP will tackle issues that will worsen the current state of the Philippine environment – development aggression, reclamation, and government policies such as charter change.
Education & Conservation
People, Patrimony, and the Planet is a series of four activities happening on each of the four Saturdays of April 2018.
- Media Event
Coconut House, Quezon Memorial Circle
April 7, 2018 10AM – 12NN
Auditorium, UP College of Mass Communications
April 7, 2018 1-5PMA forum about charter change and why it will aggravate environmental plunder, development aggression and reclamation, of dictators and natural resources, and the historical struggle of indigenous people for and in protection of their ancestral domain.
Coconut House, Quezon Memorial Circle
April 14, 2018 1-5PMA coming together of artists from all fields steered by a narrative featuring leaders from Indigenous Filipino communities. The activity aims to engage the artistic community in communicating the story of environmental protection through art. A fusion of forms with mainly visual art facilitated by AG Sano.
Arroceros Park, Manila
April 21, 2018
- EcoAction: Coastal Clean-up
Las Pinas – Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA)
April 28, 2018
- Earth Day 2018 Action at General Santos City
Earth Island Outdoor Environmental Club and Kidlikasan
April 22, 2018Details to follow. For more information please contact Melody Eran at +639432468328 or +639267372274
- Mangyan Day
April 13-16, 2018Details to follow. For more information please contact Katribu.
- Cordillera Day
April 23-25, 2018Details to follow. For more information please contact Katribu.
PPP is an initiative of the Earth Island Institute Philippines and partnered this year with the UP Green League, Nilad, Save Freedom Island Movement, the Wild for Wetlands Network, Musika Publiko, Katribu, Sandiwa, Earth Island Outdoor Club (General Santos City), Kidlikasan (General Santos City), Kamandag, Manila Doctors Hospital, Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC), Manila Doctors Hospital, Green Rebellion, EnviCom – MDH, CREST, UP Saribuhay, University Student Council – University of the Philippines Manila, Science and Environment Assembly of Leaders – UP Manila, Ateneo Environmental Science Society (AESS), Sienna College, and the Coconut House.
For activity feedback please text us at +639474103566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.