Power of Thought A STORY OF A RICH MAN 82 YRS OLD Inheritance, 10 M, Trustee 1 M a day, 9.5 days, Lost it all CALL IT REVENUE, PROFIT ?. Earth: The Only Planet which contains …. 4.5 Billion years. Composed of the delicate mixtures of the basic elements of Life. Air, Water and Soil.
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Power of ThoughtA STORY OF A RICH MAN 82 YRS OLDInheritance, 10 M, Trustee1 M a day, 9.5 days, Lost it all CALL IT REVENUE, PROFIT ?
Earth: The Only Planet which contains ….
4.5 Billion years
Composed of the delicate mixtures of the basic elements of Life. Air, Water and Soil
LIFE -600 M Yrs, Man-1 M; Human Civilization – 7-10,000 yrs ago when humans descended from the trees and mountains, and settled in the fertile plains of Sumeria and Mesopotamia
Applying the Mindset of Extraction and Consumption
CEBU IS THE WORSE: FOREST COVER: __%, MOST SEVERELY ERODED, MOST CRITICAL IN WATER SUPPLY, CEBUANO KAINGINEROS
FROM 3 MILLION
3 Million Hectares
CEBUANOS: BLASTING POWDER, BLASTING CAPS, CYANIDE (MACTAN AND BTYN)
Destructive Forms of Fishing
Mining: DISEMBOWELED THE EARTH, SCRAPE AWAY LIFE GIVING SOIL AND THROW AWAY WATER >Revenue?
PARADOX OF DIAMOND AND WATER > Or Depletion of the natural capital?
Revenue; Profit; Progress, Development?
DEVELOPMENT BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY PRODUCED AND USED AND VOLUME OF WASTE GENERATED?
BURNING OF FOSSIL FUELSAir Pollutionand Global Heating
Used, used up, dirtied
Share of Domestic, Industrial, and
Agricultural BOD at the National Level
16 Rivers are dead
Violations of Laws!
Story of grandfather?Not 10 MFalse accounting: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy ENRON?Wall Street?US EconomyStory of Wealth and Responsibility
Environment-Not about birds and bees,
Sources of Life
Land, Air and
Vital Organs of LIFE on Earth
- Trees and forests- Lungs
The Philippine Bar Association (PBA) filed charges against three Metro Manila Mayors before the Office of the Environmental Ombudsman for non-compliance with the Phil Solid Waste Management Law.
Linda Jimeno, Ruben Fruto, Hector Martinez, Al Ancheta, Marites Sison Go, Tony Tria
Focus on a bio-geographic unit
CENTRAL PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Control Marine Resources Criminality
Sta. Fe, Cebu: Dumpsite to Garden
TWO ROUNDS OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AUDITS –
NOVEMBER 08 AND JUNE 09
Using the tools of good governance
Transparency – people are watching
Accountability – the public officers can and will be held accountable
Participatory Governance – students, volunteer lawyers, local govt officials
Bacolod and Iloilo
Law students, lawyers,
ILOILO-close the dumpsite
No filing fee, no injunction bond
Serves to prod all local officials to address the impt, and not the superfluous
The Story of the King
Story of the first shoe, of crisis, of natural resources conservation, and of what happens when there is a mind-shift from use that is wasteful to use that is wise
THANK YOU: Sonia Mendoza, Zero Waste movement, Annie Guerrero, Luz Sabas, Narda Camacho, Odette Alcantara, Foreign guests YOU!
Ordinary citizens, YOUTH … 20 yrs ago (right to speak and take action. Now … it is up to you to take action.)
A GREAT MOVEMENT MAY BE BORN IN THE MINDS OF THE FEW, BUT IT MUST BE SPOKEN BY THE MOUTHS OF MANY, AND CARRIED ON THE SHOULDERS OF ALL
What light through yonder window breaks?