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

Newly discovered tree species related to makopa, guava can only be found on Dinagat Island

Researchers from UPLB and the Australian Institute of Botanical Science have discovered a new species of Tristaniopsis in the Myrtaceae family

cyclists taking the bike lane in metro manila
Which are the most bike-friendly cities in PH? Mobility groups want to hear from you

Mobility Awards, an initiative by local alternative transport and climate groups, is out to find out which cities, establishments, and workplaces are most conducive to biking

packages with plastic bubble wrap
Online shoppers care about shopping-induced waste, so it’s time e-commerce platforms do, too

Greenpeace Philippines, Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines, and JuanBag are leading a petition for major e-commerce platforms to “reveal, reduce, and redesign” their waste systems

black fifth express compostable plastic-free mailer
Finally, a shipping solution sans plastic! This one uses compostable bags

We can all agree that the only downside to online shopping is the obscene amount of plastic packaging that comes with it. Enter Fifth Express