tipping point….climate change video

chek out tis video….hope tis will not negatively scare pple 2feel helpless but 2inspire us all 2decide 2b a part of d solution by doin something gud 4d environment than 2b part of d prob by being indifferent….

man…..we really need 2stop d pollution soon!

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low carbon industrial flooring site visit

13th August 2009 – German and Philippine representatives of Maleki GMBH (headed by Matthias Gelber) visited JBC Food Corporation to inspect the more than one month old industrial flooring system application, and to congratulate its operations manager, Mr Benson Ng being the first company to implement the low carbon concrete flooring outside Europe.

matthias gelber & benson ng

Matthias Gelber & Benson Ng

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Soon after, a site visit was conducted in the factory premises of a JBC’s Food Corp’s sister company. The flooring system of the sister company required a major repair, however the production of the company could not stop for more than 3 weeks according to the estimation using conventional flooring system. The low carbon concrete flooring system of Maleki GMBH with only ninety-six hours downtime compare to three weeks was the solution for the replacement of the existing flooring system. Two sections were divided for the replacement. The 1,200 square meters of JBC building flooring using the low carbon concrete flooring systems needed only 72 hours downtime for each section.

The application of Maleki products to the factory jointly with the PERT-CPM (performance evaluation review technique – critical path method), enable the company to reduce the downtime of the company from a few weeks to a few days. It is very efficient. Operations Manager, Mr. Benson Ng was very pleased and satisfied with the outcome of the application.

mathias gelber & peter riester

Mathias Gelber & Peter Riester

maleki gmbh representatives w/ vic shiroma & willie go

MALEKI GMBH representatives w/ Vic Shiroma & Willie Go

prepaid electricity metering

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of the Philippines has officially issued the rules governing the prepaid metering scheme for electricity. Paid retail electric service (PRES) will be an electric service scheme that uses a prepaid metering system designed to allow a residential customer to purchase credit or load and then use electricity until such time his load is exhausted.

The prepaid scheme is expected to help residential customers manage their consumption of electricity. People can now measure their consumption regularly thus helping them mange their energy use. Customers will now be empowered to control their electricity consumption better with this system. This will also benefit the distribution utilities, because the service will allow for “operational efficiency.”

As required under the rules, the prepaid electricity meter system must have the capabilities to: load the purchased energy, display real time information on how the load is being consumed, and give warning that the load is close to zero thereby providing a sufficient buffer before electricity is completely disconnected.

It is believed that prepaid electricity scheme would help cut down systems losses and eventually lower power rates for it would help address the problems of pilferage (which adds to the systems charge in consumers’ monthly electricity bills). Distribution utilities are considering the prepaid scheme because it’s also viewed as a solution to collection problem and delinquency.

Hope that PRES will be available to every consumers in Metro Manila soon. Accordingly, a pilot test is on the way in certain part of the metropolis.

tribute to fr. thomas berry

tis p.m. aug. 8, 2009, i attended a tribute to fr. thomas berry held @d Remedios Jubilee Mission Center at Malate Church, Manila. d said tribute was a joint activity of  d Great Work Movement Philippines, Care for the Earth Ministry of Our Lady of Remedies Parish and Columban JPIC.

Representatives from people’s organizations, green networks, religious groups, the academe, business sector and individuals like Sr. Aida Velazquez of Lingkod Tao Kalikasan, Fr. Brendan Lovett, S.S.C. and Nicanor Perlas who have devoted their lives to the cause of saving Mother Earth gave testimonials about the great influence of Thomas Berry’s teachings on their respective advocacy and work.

the Great Work Movement Philippines mourn the passing of one of the great minds of the 20th century. Passionist priest and acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Berry died in Well-Spring Retirement Community, Greensboro N.C, at 6:25 a.m., last June 1 2009. He was 94. Fr. Thomas Berry, described in Newsweek magazine in 1989 as “the most provocative figure among the new breed of eco-theologians,” was among the first to say the earth crisis is fundamentally a spiritual crisis. Berry considered himself a cosmologist and “geologian,” an Earth scholar. He was a visionary who inspired many people and organizations throughout the world with his teachings about the new cosmology.

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enzymes 4 odor elimination…

an environment friendly way 2eliminate odors fr organic sources is d use of enzymes 2degrade d source & not simply mask it w/ a more pleasant smelling compounds just like wat deodorizers do.

composting s d best way 2recycle biodegradable waste but sometimes d leachate (wat oders call ‘greentea’) can smell bad…tis can discourage ppl fr doin d right thing…d solution? use enzymes 2help in d decomposition of ur compost as well as eliminate d bad odor….now, even ppl living in condos can compost deir waste….

using enviro alternatives e.g. vinegar can also help clean up smelly places but enzymes r far more better than tis natural chemicals….

here’s a file regarding composting using an earthen clay pot.

composting-pdf

“Composting food scraps produces little to no methane because there is sufficient oxygen in the process. And using the resulting compost reduces greenhouse gases by returning carbon to the soil, increasing plant growth, and reducing emissions associated with chemical fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation.”

isn’t tis great? hope dat everybody will do homecomposting in d very near future…tis s d only way 2go….just imagine, 4every 10 garbage trucks goin 2d landfill, 4 trucks r actually biodegradlble & d oder 4 trucks r recyclable…..hmmmmm…we actually need only 2 trucks 2dispose our residual waste….