Empower the children and youth to act on climate change

2022-07-13T17:56:13+08:0013 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Ira Dominique Guerrero | July 13, 2022 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE ABRIDGED VERSION HERE “When I came to think of my life in those days, considering my youth then, I am surprised how I stood it all,” Gregoria (“Oriang”) de Jesus, the nation’s ultimate Lakambini and Katipunera, wrote in her autobiography.Oriang was [...]

HIPPE Solar Scholars Training: Enabling communities to use RE in disaster risk reduction

2022-05-06T16:37:21+08:0006 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

With just three days before Filipinos choose the country’s next leaders, Solar Scholars continue to embody the true meaning of community cooperation and leadership through #RenewableEnergy. ICSC’s RE-Charge Pilipinas team, in cooperation with the Hinatuan Partnership for Peoples Empowerment (HIPPE), trained 18 new #SolarScholars less than two weeks before #TyphoonOdette ravaged the Caraga [...]

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 [...]

Climate change survivors pay it forward in PH and Pacific

2022-03-07T18:19:55+08:0007 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Limasawa, Fiji residents receive solar charging systems TACLOBAN, 07 March 2022 – Residents of Barangay San Agustin in Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte can now enjoy lighting and power after a community solar charging system was installed in their island town last week, two months after Typhoon Rai (Odette) devastated the island. Residents of Suva, the [...]

As new UN report sounds alarm on PH climate impacts: Next president should prioritize climate emergency – ICSC

2022-03-02T17:09:32+08:0002 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 02 March 2022 – The United Nations’ latest climate science report released on Monday confirmed that climate change poses an existential threat to the long-term viability of the Philippine economy even as it has already hammered vulnerable communities. Climate change impacts are projected to worsen until world leaders ramp up emissions cuts, climate finance, and [...]

Activists help Tongans build resilience in wake of disaster

2022-01-28T17:41:11+08:0021 Jan 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Matt Manukuo | January 21, 2022 | Published by Pacific Media Network | READ THE STORY HERE Environmental activists in Tonga are preparing to teach Tongans how to produce solar power in the wake of the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. The disaster has destroyed homes, cut communication lines, and caused major power outages. [...]

Philippine women switch on solar to light their way in a storm

2021-12-14T17:45:41+08:0014 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Geela Garcia | December 14, 2021 | Published by Reuters | READ THE STORY HERE MARABUT, Philippines, Dec 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Haiyan, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded, smashed into the central Philippines in 2013, the town of Marabut in Eastern Visayas region suffered zero casualties. More than 1,000 [...]

Hibabro-an han kalakat (Journey of knowledge)

2019-05-29T18:20:31+08:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Kenneth Lopez The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) together with the Salcedo, Eastern Samar-based women’s group KAKASA Federation organized a learning visit last April 23-24, 2019 among various women’s groups in their province. Top photo: ICSC’s Kenneth Lopez (left) and Orland Quesada (right) with Metro Ormoc Community Multi- Purpose Cooperative (OCCCI) [...]

Changing the face of leadership

2019-03-18T14:51:15+08:0015 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Arielle Celine Tabinga Humans have always relied on innovation in creating transformative changes that improve the quality of life. Collaboration plays a critical role in innovation, it allows ideas, perspectives, and approaches to surface. To fully foster the benefits of collaboration, diversity must first thrive. But how do we encourage diversity across all disciplines [...]

Remarkable Women: Helping Yolanda-hit city with solar power

2019-03-26T14:47:18+08:0006 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, March 06, 2019) MANILA -- Women are helping Tacloban City rebuild from Super Typhoon Haiyan by installing solar panels. "Recharge Pilipinas" not only helps bring renewable energy to the mainstream, it gives the typhoon-prone communities a power source during disasters.