Tuesday, September 18, 2012

PHL retains top Earth Hour spot for the fourth year


National athlete and hunk Chris Tiu meets World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWF) volunteers Hannah Capili, Eva ParreƱo-Antonio, and Zerah Capili at the Earth Hour switch off program in Makati March 31, 2012, Saturday night.

Friday, August 17, 2012

What Is the Difference Between Reuse, Reduce and Recycle?http://greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/difference-between-reuse-reduce-recycle-3068.html

by Andrea Peck, Demand Media

The strains resulting from population growth, excessive consumption and the effect of pollution on nature and human health have led to questions regarding the methods by which people conduct their lives. Reduce, reuse and recycle are separate but interconnected concepts that support the same goal of maintaining a healthy world. Though they sound and appear similar, reduce, reuse and recycle are distinct elements in the language of resource conservation.


Keeping purchases to a minimum is an important way of reducing the toll on the Earth's resources. Lowering consumption is the key to the concept of reducing, which can apply to physical objects as well as natural resources, such as gas, electricity and water. Not to be confused with reusing or recycling, reducing means lowering or eradicating use from the start. Cutting back on unnecessary purchases lowers the rate at which materials are used, but also effectively lowers the energy, gas and transportation costs that are accrued when an item is made and sold. The term "reduce" clearly applies to lifestyle. Reducing driving would mean combining trips, carpooling, and walking, biking, and taking public transportation when possible. Taking shorter showers, landscaping appropriately to the local climate and replacing older, less efficient appliances with Energy Star appliances all fit under the reducing concept.


"Reuse" is a broad term that combines reusing materials and using items that have reusable qualities. Paper plates are an example of a nonreusable product. Cutlery that can be reused prevents waste at the landfill, but it also lowers the amount of energy needed to manufacture new products. Less pollution results, and more natural resources are left intact. Consider the possibilities of an item before discarding it, as it might be reused toward a different purpose than originally intended. An old shirt may become a car rag. Though reuse is different from reducing use, when an item is reused, consumption is reduced as a by-product.


The term "recycle" refers to the process in which an item or its components are used to create something new. Plastic bottles are recycled and made into carpet, pathways and benches. Glass and aluminum are other commonly recycled materials. Recycling is technically a form of reusing, but it refers more specifically to items that are discarded and broken down into their raw materials. Recycling companies convert the original item and then sell the now-usable material. Some companies purchase secondhand material and use it to manufacture a new product, which is another form of recycling.

Putting It All Together

Combined, reduce, reuse and recycle form a complete circle that can preserve natural resources; reduce waste, energy consumption and pollutants; and protect the planet. Composting offers an example of all three resource conservation elements. With composting, natural materials are recycled into a form in which gardeners and landowners reuse them. When using homegrown compost, the need for artificial fertilizers is reduced; also reduced is space taken up needlessly in landfills for material that can instead go back to the earth.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Refashioning Plastic Bag

I joined my fused plastic bag in "My 1 Thing Project Gallery"  last  26 October 2011.

My1thing.com is a WWF 60+ project to inspire people to commit 1 thing to reduce their carbon footprints, fight climate change, and ultimately commit to doing even more things for a greener Earth.


After learning to make the fused plastics :

So, I started gathering old plastic bags and cleaned it. Then fused them together to make a new fashionable bags. This laundry bag was one of the bags I made.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

WWF honors Mothers for Nature

I am back!! Well, I will try to catch up and be really back in posting my Projects...which I am just lazy to upload here...because until now...I am having hard time using this blogger thing lol

Anyway, days before Mother's day....my sister sent me an email: Ate Eva's 15 minutes of fame....hehehe...

For now...I am just happy and so proud to share that I was featured at
WWF-PandaMail:  WWF honors Mothers for Nature  ;-p


Pls read the complete story at :

Enjoy reading  ;-p