Green Business

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Two foreign-based mining firms in Nueva Vizcaya, in support for the government’s National Greening Program (NGP), have planted a total of 3.8 million trees, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Mario Ancheta, MGB Cagayan Valley director, said the mining…

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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee: The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport may soon become the nation’s first to be 100-percent energy self sufficient via solar power. Airport officials on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) agreed to move ahead with initial work on a third phase of its existing solar farm. The newest phase, slated to come…

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The Philippines currently ranks third among the highest contributors of plastic wastes in the global waters, according to a report by the Ocean Conservancy in 2015. The group also noted that 80 percent of recorded ocean pollution has accumulated on land, which ends up into the different bodies of water.…

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The country’s furniture, pulp and paper, and plywood industries have found a partner in their bid to make it in the world market – the FTL or the FPRDI Testing Laboratories of the Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI). Certified by the International Organization for…

INTERIORS

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If you have the space you can easily create your own pocket of paradise. Finding pockets of green amidst the metro’s concrete jungle is difficult in this day and age. Most residential areas, especially condominiums, have limited space or are not blessed with outdoor spaces for a lawn or small…

GREENSCAPES

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I have often bragged about this plant genus because of its fascinating adaptability. It is one of the plant groups that can grow in both pitch dark and harsh sunlight. Other common names for the plant include Snake’s plant, Snake’s Tongue, Devil’s Tongue or a more common domesticated name for…

GREEN INDUSTRIES

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TO help improve solid waste management (SWM) in the thriving town of General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) in Cavite province, a timely zero waste project was formally launched on Tuesday by the municipal government in collaboration with a non-government organization (NGO) advocating for zero waste resource management. Called “Cavite Zero Waste Project,” it…

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The Office of the Vice President, through its anti-poverty program “Angat Buhay,” granted 63 sets of solar lamps to Namanaka – a network of community managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Surigao del Sur. Namanaka, or the Nagkahiusang Mananagat ug Mag-uuma nga Nag-amping the Kinaiyahan Asosasyon, is a federation…

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SPOKANE, Washington: The state’s largest solar farm is coming to Lind. A North Carolina company plans to start installing 81,000 solar panels in May near the small community about 75 miles west of Spokane. By mid-December, the solar farm could be generating power for companies interested in low-carbon electricity. Strata…

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