Sustainability

leeroy new bamboo spheres art installation ateneo de manila university
You can harvest produce from this art installation in Ateneo this International Museum Day

The Ateneo Art Gallery will open artist Leeroy New’s “Mebuyan’s Colony” to the public to harvest vegetables that have grown on it

a clump of plastic bottles
Plastic waste can break down in days thanks to these newly engineered enzymes

Enzymes that break down plastic swiftly are not new, but they often require high temperatures. This new one can do it across a range of temperature and pH conditions, making it usable in many settings

plastic sachets from the ocean photographed by mandy barker
A photographer’s ocean plastic project captures PH’s sachets of recent past

Mandy Barker teamed up with La Union-based art residency Emerging Islands to unearth the plastics plaguing our shores and the problems that come with it

artificial anthuriums
Fresh flowers are beautiful but energy-intensive. Why not switch to these artificial anthuriums?

Reevein Studio’s artificial anthuriums are made from recycled scraps, branches, cotton threads, tapioca flour, and recycled plastic bottles

red jacket made from recycled polyester
Rethinking work uniforms with recycled polyester

Circular corporate wear maker Ucycle wants to offset the impact of uniform manufacturing by taking back old uniforms and convincing companies that polyester made from plastic bottles is a good switch to make

a hand holding a woven basahan mat
Basahan makers in Payatas hope their P15 mats get same recognition, value as American design

Reacting to the viral Vogue feature of woven creations reminiscent of a basahan, mat makers are actually happy that people recognize their designs. But they also hope it will lead to bigger margins and possible government support

sushi plated with wasabi
Your next sushi might not have wasabi. Blame it on climate change

The quintessential Japanese condiment is under threat due to warming temperatures, overgrown cedar forests, and younger generations seemingly without interest in partaking in the centuries-old practice of cultivating wasabi

antipolo tree side by side comparison with gcash forest illustration
Is that a monstera on GForest? No, that’s actually an Antipolo tree

The popular feature allows GCash users to earn “green energy” to plant virtual trees which the company will plant in critical areas IRL. But are the illustrations really representative of the native plant species?

christmas gift nature
Give love to nature with these Christmas gift ideas

Consider adopting native tree seedlings or gifting a bokashi composting subscription to your loved ones this Christmas

african tulip tree
This flowering tree may be beautiful but it’s killing bees

The African tulip tree is not a native species. And it’s not just a threat to bees, it’s also a human hazard when planted along footpaths