[Klima Reports] Solar power fuels Surigao island’s rise from Odette

2022-12-19T21:40:36+08:0018 Dec 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

On December 2021, Super Typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai, devastated the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands. A year later, Klima Fellows from Philippine Daily Inquirer Erwin Mascariñas and Ivy Marie Mangadlao visited one of the affected villages and documented how solar energy helped the community back on its feet.

[Klima Reports] Regreening Mindanao grid

2022-12-06T15:36:45+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the shift to renewables, all hands should be on-deck, from government actors, private stakeholders, the academe, and the community. In this two-part story, our Klima Fellows Germelina Lacorte and Barry Ohaylan speak with academics and engineers from the Ateneo de Davao University to learn about their efforts in greening their university and in extension, Davao City and Mindanao.

[Klima Reports] Solar power lights up, enhances productivity in remote SouthCot IP village

2022-11-28T03:31:02+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , |

The indigenous Manobo community in Sitio Blit in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato used to be shrouded in darkness, until a government project called “tala” (star) lit up their homes using solar power. This special report by Bong Sarmiento and Carolyn Arguillas, our Klima Fellows from Mindanews, takes us to this foggy village in Mindanao, where households benefit from renewable energy.

[Klima Reports] Solar empowers Pala’wan indigenous women to save basketry tradition, natural forest

2022-11-28T03:30:30+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , |

In the mountainous Sitio Kamantian in Palawan province, the indigenous Pala’wan women turn to solar power not only to light up their community, but to save their long tradition to weave baskets, traditionally called “tingkep.” This story by Keith Anthony Fabro and Jee Geronimo, our Klima Fellows from Rappler, explores how renewable energy lights up an indigenous village, empowers women to uphold their traditions, and helps save the natural forests.

Powering Limasawa after Super Typhoon Odette

2022-04-26T12:38:48+08:0012 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Rebuilding communities with renewable energy by Kathleen Lei Limayo  |  April 11, 2022  |  Published by 350.org | READ THE STORY HERE In San Agustin, one of the six barangays in Limasawa, a small island in the Philippines, renewable energy is helping rebuild the community after Super Typhoon Odette (internationally known [...]

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