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am now working as a volunteer environmental consultant for a charity hospital in san juan city. details of w/c follows:

St. Martin De Porres Charity Hospital (SMPCH) is a health care service provider that provides free & affordable medical services to its constituents all over the Philippines. SMPCH is a Tertiary Hospital established in September 27, 1959. It is situated in a Three Thousand Two Hundred Sixty Nine square meter (3,269 m2) lot & has an approximate total floor area of Nine Thousand Five Hundred Thirty One square meters (9,531 m2). The Parish Priest of Corporacion De Padres Dominicos (a non-profit, non-stock corporation) owns the lot.

will try  2improve the environmental performance of tis charity hospital starting tis month….i’m not a prayerful person so tis my way of praying in a way….

one thing that struck my attention during a walk-through audit was the way they handle sharps/needles. see pictures bellow.

sharps r being collected inside empty water bottles.

syringes r likewise placed inside same kind of containers.

some sharps r placed in empty plastic gallon containers.

d best way 2manage sharps s 2separate dem fr syringes at source den contain dem in a tamper proof, puncture resistant & leak proof container…safe 4d medical practitioner as well as to other pple down d line until its proper treatment or disposal…tis s wer d yellowone needle cap comes in: https://resourceefficiency.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/safe-needle-disposal/ also check out:

https://resourceefficiency.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/yellowone-needle-cap-antivirus/

d yellowone needle cap was invented by ms han pham – a very ingenious designer indeed!….one of my personal heroes!

Pregnant women breakdancing in London

let’s have a break……

apo newsletter may 2010

i was interviewed at d latest apo newsletter regarding our recently concluded int’l. training course for energy auditors in new delhi, india last march 2010. it can b found at d 3rd page, last article of d 2nd column.

d may 2010 newsletter of d asian productivity organization of japan can be downloaded by following d link:

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u can also visit d apo website & view d newsletter online: http://www.apo-tokyo.org/00apo_news.htm#online

validation

inspiring short film!

txting & driving…..not cool…

b safe…don’t send sms while driving….tis can happen 2anybody!

mangroves in phuket, thailand

last nov. 03, 2009; i had a chance 2visit d banbangrong coastal agrotourism proj. in phuket, thailand.

d pple of banbangrong are muslims & they r preserving their coastal ecosystem in accordance w/ d teachings of their religion…. tis s 1 very positive way of using faith 2preserve d environment w/out any question….

accordingly, d mangroves protected their community during d 2004 tsunami. banbangrong was not heavily damaged compared 2d whole of phuket island! tis made d pple of bangrong more aggressive in protecting d mangroves in their coastal community. they no longer cut d mangroves for charcoal or other purposes coz they’re makin more money in agrotourism…..guess wat! thier cooperative now have 30 million baht!

i hope d coastal pple in d philippines will do d same b4 lotz f men, women & children die in case of a tsunami! guess a great devastation will put an end 2d pervasive illegal charcoal making industry in d coastal villages in d philippines…..


lush mangroves....very2 nice indeed....

it was also my first time 2see w/ my own eyes a walkin fish! der wer lotz of mudskippers (amphibious fish) in d mangrove areas of phuket….very cool!

4more info re: bangrong coastal agrotourism, visit d link below:
http://wildsingaporenews.blogspot.com/2009/11/mangrove-conservationist-named-phukets.html

alumniportal deutschland

For those who wanted to join the Alumniportland Deutschland, kindly click the link bellow:

http://www.alumniportal-deutschland.org/apd-english-version.html

The Alumniportal Deutschland is a web-service which is free of charge. It is carried out by five organisations from the field of international cooperation and financed by the German Federal Government. It offers “Germany-Alumni” an opportunity of securing and expanding their acquired contacts and expertise, and of using them for their personal and professional development.

People from all over the world who have studied or were trained in Germany are considered to be “Germany-Alumni”. They also welcome all those whose training abroad was funded a German organization.

Companies, institutes of higher education and organizations from the field of international cooperation will find alumni, experts and skilled employees in the website. Furthermore, they can use the portal for job offers, networking and presenting themselves to alumni worldwide.

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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awakening d dreamer initiative

“There’s a Movement emerging on Planet Earth, new ways of living which will take us beyond the crises of our age into a world that works for all”

watch d awakening d dreamer symposium trailer:

4more info….visit tis website: http://awakeningthedreamer.org/

smoking kills

last may 30, 2009, while inside d duty free shopping area of dusseldorf airport – i was surprised 2see d labels of d cigarettes displayed in d shops!

tis can surely discourage pple fr smoking….tis can even help prevent pollution….i.e. air pollution as well as land & water pollution (fr cigarette butts)! cigarette butts last a lifetime (since itz non-biodegradable) thus making tis issue an environmental one & not a ‘right to smoke’ issue…b4 i stopped smokin in 1997 (i had som kinda palpitation back den due probably 2smoking), i used 2press & put my cigarette butts inside d plastic cover of my cigarette pack & disposed dem properly 2gether w/ d spent packaging afterwards….

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smoking seriously harms u & d oders around u!

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smoking can cause a slow & painful death!

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protect children: don’t let dem breathe ur smoke!

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ur doctor or ur pharmacist can help u stop smoking!

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smoking clogs d arteries & causes heart attacks & strokes!

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stopping smoking reduces d risk of fatal heart & lung diseases!

smoking causes aging of d skin!

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smoking is highly addictive, don’t start!

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smokers die younger!

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hope dat labels like tis will be available in d phils soon….2warn pple bout d evils f smokin! after all, itz not truly glamorous & hip 2smoke….

my mother died of cancer of d colon & she still smoked until she died coz she thinks dat her smokin habit is not related 2her disease….i wonder how many smokers really die of just lung cancer….most if not all f dem just die f oder causes….

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