Blog Action Day 2009


blog action dayI have registered this blog with the Blog Action Day 2009 which will take place today around the world. I am posting in here a sci-tech item hoping i could contribute to this year’s theme–Climate Change.

I’m quoting below from the Blog Action Day 2009 official web site of what is Blog Action Day:

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be the largest-ever social change event on the web. One day. One issue. Thousands of voices.

The organizers have chosen climate change as this year’s topic to express support for the unwavering efforts to find a sustainable solution to the climate crisis which causes severe flooding in several places around the world including the Philippines.

Blog Action Day 2009 encourages bloggers to write a post relevant to their niche. On my part–Science and Technology–which may include stories about “emerging clean tech and how innovative companies might be able to help address the problem of climate change”.

Here are some practices in Cebu, Philippines that i have spotted:

SM mob-1 SM-mob-2

SM City’s My Own Bag every Wednesday where shoppers are asked to bring their reusable “green bag” for them to carry their grocery items which are being packed by SM in a paper bag (“bulsita” in Cebuano).

The local chapter of the Philippine Retailers Association in Cebu is pushing for an end to plastic shopping bags in the wake of the devastating flood that was partly blamed to the clogged plastic materials in canals and esteros.

Cristina Glariada-1 Emer Balbona-1

Small entrepreneurs are turning their backyard into a livelihood ground for organic fertilizer production. Above pictures shows the vermicomposting of Cristina Glariada and Emer Balbona’s Liquid Organic Fertilizer. Both entrepreneurs are recipient of the USC-Kapamilya Negosyo Na livelihood program in Cebu, Philippines.

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95-percent of the 6,000 taxi units in Cebu are  using auto-LPG which is cleaner, safer and lesser emissions compared to engines running on gasoline or diesel fuels.

There are more environment-friendly schemes that are adopted  by some firms and organizations in the province which i can’t cite as of this time. I’ll update this post once these are available.

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