Let's make verdant dreams real.

The months of April and May saw the abrupt silence of many digital lives including this blogger’s. While others are motivated by escapism, the vacation season is best lived off-the-grid by serving the people and saving the environment. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past April and May:

APRIL 5-7: AGHAM YOUTH BMI @ VICTORIA, LAGUNA

Slowly but surely walking across the fields. Participation in agricultural production: harvesting rice and shellfish, and receiving freebie melons in between. (Photo by Marjorie Pamintuan)

APRIL 14-19: EARTH DAY CAMPAIGN @ METRO MANILA


April was a busy month for the environment, with a 2011 state of the Philippine environment forum and a hat parade. This was an art attack event held in UP Institute of Biology parking lot. (Photo taken from Daylife.com)

APRIL 25-30: SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM @ SILANG, CAVITE

In partnership with the UdM social work department, Kalikasan-PNE facilitated a summer immersion program at the peasant communities of Silang, Cavite. I was able to participate during the entire 1st week's Restoration Ecology Workshop and Community Profiling. (Photo by Kalikasan-PNE)

MAY 3-6: PALAWAN FAMILY TOUR

A view from inside the Palawan Subterranean River National Park. Our family's tour included the places to be in Puerto Princesa City, a peaceful mangrove forest tour, island hopping in Honda Bay, and more. (Photo by Leon Dulce)

MAY 9-13: ENVI-YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING CAMP @ ST. BERNARD, LEYTE


Sidetrip in San Juanico Bridge after giving a 3-day training camp to youth leaders in St. Bernard on environmental advocacy and disaster risk reduction. Me and Harianne, my fellow environmental activist and companion. (Photo by Hazel Rodelas)

MAY 17-21: ENVI-YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING CAMP @ CALABANGA, CAMARINES SUR

With the gabions small scale mitigation project in the background, we also toured the different DRR projects in Calabanga as we did in St. Bernard. Only this time, we saw the beach. (Photo by Harianne Gasmen)

A summer well-spent, to say the least. Productive in arousing, organizing and, hopefully in the near future, mobilizing the youth in environmental advocacy. And life-changing in witnessing nature in its highest definition, as the best motivation to commit one’s life in its protection.


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Comments on: "Tracing the Trail of 2011’s Eco-Summer" (2)

  1. ako kumuha ng photo mo sa pilapi. hehehe.

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