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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 ?

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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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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

cut down trees and wiped out forests and then called it income gross national product
Cut down trees and wiped out forests, and then called it income, Gross National Product

Applying the Mindset of Extraction and Consumption

forest cover 1999
Forest Cover 1999

CEBU IS THE WORSE: FOREST COVER: __%, MOST SEVERELY ERODED, MOST CRITICAL IN WATER SUPPLY, CEBUANO KAINGINEROS

CEBU-TRADING CENTER

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FROM 3 MILLION

3 Million Hectares

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0.2% INTACT

CEBUANOS: BLASTING POWDER, BLASTING CAPS, CYANIDE (MACTAN AND BTYN)

Destructive Forms of Fishing

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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?

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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

Development!

water pollution

Share of Domestic, Industrial, and

Agricultural BOD at the National Level

Industrial

15%

Domestic

48%

Agricultural

37%

WATER POLLUTION
biologically dead rivers
Biologically Dead Rivers

16 Rivers are dead

Violations of Laws!

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Called it income, revenue, and contribution to the GNP;
  • Rate of Consumption used as model of “progress and development”
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“Industrialized” Developed economy?”
  • CONSUMPTION??? Synonym? waste
  • Highly-consuming Economics efficient use of scarce resources.
  • “Development based on Extraction and ‘Consumption’
  • 5% of people-
  • 30% of resources)
  • Need 9 earths to satisfy the consumption patterns
  • Is Waste Economical?
  • “Developed Economy” -- contradiction of terms?
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Story of grandfather?Not 10 MFalse accounting: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy ENRON?Wall Street?US EconomyStory of Wealth and Responsibility

a little favor please
A little favor please..
  • Developed countries: Call them Over Consuming Countries (OCCs), a.k.a., Obsessive-Complusive Countries)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive – in Psychology, it is a kind of psychological and mental disorder a symptom of which is excessive hoarding of material things.
  • Low Consuming Countries
  • We will turn the established ideas around – no, we will turn it upside down. The last will be first…
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Environment-Not about birds and bees,

Sources of Life

Land, Air and

Water (L_W)

Vital Organs of LIFE on Earth

- Trees and forests- Lungs

  • Land & soil - skin and flesh
  • Sea and waterways – blood and bloodstreams
  • 70% of the human body and of the Earth is water
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EnforcementAction Solid WasteWhy? - civilization- nation-building - basic service- awareness into action- confidence- 20x + HTG
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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

formula cpr e x e x e
Formula: CPR= E x E x E
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Enforcement
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Focus on a bio-geographic unit

CENTRAL PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

VISAYAN

MARINE TRIANGLE/

WWF-thank you

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36 SITES

16 SITES

18 SITES

3 SITES

Control Marine Resources Criminality

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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

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Bacolod and Iloilo

Law students, lawyers,

Civil society/NGOs

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ILOILO-close the dumpsite

No filing fee, no injunction bond

Green courts

Serves to prod all local officials to address the impt, and not the superfluous

results
Results
  • Initiated Compliance: Kicked-start the process of compliance for:
    • All 22 towns
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Results
  • Partial Compliance: Enabled implementation of some real actions on the ground
    • 17 of 22 towns
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Results
  • Full compliance: enabled compliance of all basic provisions of RA 9003 and RA 8550.
    • 4 of 22 towns
challenges
Challenges:
  • From the LGU’s end:
    • Lack of knowledge on “How to”
    • Competing Priorities
    • Behavioural Changes such as segregation wastes takes a little while to fully trickle down to households level
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Challenges:
  • From the ECA team:
    • Implementation Methodology needs further fine-tuning
    • Volunteers need further capacity building
    • Time for consolidation and analysis of results given that team members do this only on a part-time basis
way forward
Way forward
  • Institutionalization
    • Working with congress and office of ombudsman to provide long-term financial mechanism for full-time ECA team
  • Involving more partners (MOA)
    • Capacity Building: Training on the methodology
  • Legal recourse for those non-compliant towns
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CRISIS

danger

opportunity

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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

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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?

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