Tampakan’s 100ft Christmas tree made of waste materials glitters

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The town center of Tampakan in South Cotabato practically glittered on Tuesday night as the municipality formally unveiled its 100-foot Christmas tree made of recyclable waste materials. Mayor Leonardo Escobillo Jr., who is on his first term, led the ceremonial lighting of the “giant” Christmas tree past […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsOct 9th, 2019

Pasko sa North Cotabato

The capitol compound of North Cotabato in Amas, Kidapawan City is a favorite destination during the holidays. Christmas trees made by various government offices using upcycled materials for decors dazzle the viewers. MindaNews photo by Carolyn O. Ar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 15th, 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

With the ‘Ber’ months beginning yesterday, an artist creates a Christmas tree made of various glittery and colorful décor at a store on Tayuman Street, Manila, as the demand for these Christmas items rises.(Ali Vicoy/ Manila Bulletin).....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 1st, 2016

Ingat-kalikasan mensahe ng eco-friendly Christmas tree sa Antipolo

BINUKSAN nitong nakaraang linggo ang Christmas Village sa Antipolo City, na siyang hudyat na simula na ang countdown sa Pasko sa buong lalawigan ng Rizal......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

KalanPag Episode 2

For your holiday needs, Chef Juris Tiu prepares traditional “Achara” and “Karneng Binilot!” These are delicious home-made specials for your Christmas table which are also great as easy-on-the-pocket gifts! The post KalanPag Episode 2 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

Fire destroys guitar shop factory in Lapu-Lapu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The industrial factory of a well-known guitar shop was razed to the ground after a fire consumed the structure around 7:58 p.m. on Monday, September 16, in Sitio Abuno, Barangay Pajac in Lapu-Lapu City.  Fire engulfed the industrial factory of New Susing’s Guitar which was made of light materials. The company lost […] The post Fire destroys guitar shop factory in Lapu-Lapu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2019

30 Teams in 30 Days: Pelicans could be in for seamless rebuild

Like most summers in the NBA, the 2019 edition was chock full of trades, free agent news and player movement. From the defending-champion Toronto Raptors to just about every other team in the league, change was the most applicable word when it came to describing team rosters for the 2019-20 season. With the opening of training camps just around the corner,'s Shaun Powell will evaluate the state of each franchise as it sits today -- in order of regular-season finish from 2018-19 -- as we look at 30 teams in 30 days. * * * Today's team: New Orleans Pelicans 2018-19 Record: 33-49, did not qualify for the playoffs Key additions: Zion Williamson (Draft), Lonzo Ball (trade), Brandon Ingram (trade), JJ Redick (free agency), Derrick Favors (trade), Josh Hart (trade), Jaxson Hayes (Draft), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Draft) Key departures: Anthony Davis, Julius Randle, Elfrid Payton The lowdown: There were teams with worst records and teams with more drama. But no team had a combination of both quite like the Pelicans. It all swirled around Davis, the best player in franchise history, who pulled a power move by switching agents to Rich Paul, business partner of LeBron James. Everyone saw what was coming next except Dell Demps, the beleaguered GM who refused to be proactive and instead tried to fight a losing battle. Through Paul, Davis made a private trade request in the fall and then went public a week prior to the trade deadline when Demps hesitated. When the deadline passed, Davis was still in New Orleans and that was a problem. The rest of the season was a disaster, as Davis was in an awkward state of limbo and the Pelicans, anxious to preserve their only true asset, managed his minutes. The fallout was severe: Fan backlash toward Davis, a fractured locker room, a state of emergency within a franchise that wasn’t among the league’s healthiest to begin with, and Demps getting the boot. Everything else about the Pelicans was overshadowed, such as Randle’s solid production in his first (and subsequently only) season in New Orleans and Jrue Holiday’s continued splendid play on both ends. In the end, Davis had long checked out, the Pelicans fell back into the lottery a year after reaching the second round of the playoffs, and a housecleaning was ordered by ownership. Summer summary: History might reflect that the Davis fiasco, in hindsight, was the most important moment in franchise history, and in a positive way. That’s because a much-needed series of changes were forced to happen because of it, and just maybe the Pelicans will be better off for it. It created a change in command, with David Griffin replacing Demps and tackling the Davis situation head-on rather than tiptoeing around it. And because Davis was essentially benched the entire second half of the season, that allowed the Pelicans to fall into the lottery, where they got lucky and landed the first overall pick in one of those drafts that contained a potential game-changer. New Orleans flipped almost overnight, getting an impressive haul for Davis in the long-awaited trade with the Lakers, and adding Zion Williamson, an explosive talent with gate appeal. It was a best-case scenario for the Pelicans, who went from laughingstock to landing a game on Christmas Day this season. Griffin played his hand skillfully, unlike Demps. Griffin didn’t create distrust or burn bridges and instead maintained good communication with Davis and all potential trading partners. He created a robust market for Davis and then negotiated with the one team that needed Davis the most: the Lakers with an aging LeBron James. Not only did Griffin get promising young players in Ball, Ingram and Hart, he also acquired the Lakers’ future with a collection of first-round picks and first-round swaps. Essentially, if the Lakers collapse in the post-LeBron era, the Pelicans will be awash in assets similar to the Boston Celtics when those Brooklyn Nets’ first-rounders turned to gold. Williamson should never have to worry about talent around him in New Orleans as Davis did. And unlike Davis, Williamson won’t be in a hurry to leave in a huff. There’s no reason for the Pelicans to tank, knowing that ample picks are coming their way. With that in mind, Griffin seized the moment to ramp up the rotation, adding some much-needed shooting in Redick and a reliable veteran in Favors. It’s very possible that the Pelicans can compete for a playoff spot in 2019-20, and again, this seemed remote when last season ended. There’s plenty of hope for Ball. He’ll have the relief of playing away from L.A. for the first time in his life and the advantage of suiting up next to Holiday, who can play off the ball if necessary. Ingram will be returning from a health scare related to blood clots that cut short his season but the prognosis is good. In addition to Williamson, the draft also produced Alexander-Walker, who brings good size (6-foot-5) to the backcourt, and Hayes, a raw big man who’ll instantly enroll in the Pelicans’ development school. To make the upcoming season as stress-free as possible, Griffin handed coach Alvin Gentry a one-year extension. The pair once worked together in Phoenix, when Gentry led the Suns to the Western Conference finals. For the first time in his tenure with the Pelicans, Gentry has ample talent and a solid plan. Now it’s up to him to put the right pieces in place. Clearly, though, the big prize is Williamson, who comes with robust talent and also a personality that reflects well on him and the franchise. Williamson can be a savior and, once Drew Brees retires, the face of New Orleans sports. It all depends if he makes good on the immense expectations. Given his knack for making crowd-pleasing plays on both ends, the burly forward has star potential -- which is exactly what a small market needs. There’s a reason why the Draft lottery results caused Gentry to curse with joy and team employees to dance on tables. Perhaps never before has a franchise fallen hard, then rose suddenly, quite like the Pelicans did in a matter of weeks. They’re still partying in New Orleans. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 10th, 2019

5 houses razed in mountain village fire

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Five houses were burned down in a 30-minute fire that hit Sitio Dati of the mountain Barangay Pulangbato, Cebu City, at 7:37 p.m., September 8. The fire, which started from the house of a certain Detencio Borbon, immediately spread to the four other homes made up of light materials. Firefighters Bureau […] The post 5 houses razed in mountain village fire appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

Patriots Way has often been a bust elsewhere

By Steven Wine, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — On a sweltering August morning early in training camp, Miami Dolphins first-year coach Brian Flores made a mistake. It was a mental lapse involving the defense, the sort of thing he rails against every day. And so Flores did what his players do as punishment in such situations, sprinting across the field into the corner, slapping a wall designated for the acknowledgement of mistakes in practice and then hustling back to rejoin his team. "I'm going to lead by example," Flores said. OK, so maybe he's not a Bill Belichick clone. But how far does Flores fall from the Belichick coaching tree? The answer could determine whether the Dolphins win with their new coach, a longtime New England Patriots assistant. The Dolphins hired Flores even though the Patriots' Way tends to be a dead end for other teams. While the Pats are six-time Super Bowl champions under Belichick, his former New England assistants have combined for one playoff victory as NFL head coaches. "You can't replicate what they have up there, right?" former Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen said. "A lot of people have tried and failed." That group includes former head coaches Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini and Josh McDaniels in the NFL, and Charlie Weis at Notre Dame and Kansas. The jury is still out on two second-year head coaches with New England backgrounds: former Belichick assistant Matt Patricia (6-10 with the Lions last year) and ex-Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel (9-7 with the Titans). Add to that sextet the somewhat successful Bill O'Brien (43-41 entering his sixth season with the Texans, but only 1-3 in the playoffs), and their combined winning percentage is .430, compared with Belichick's .741 in New England. Some suspect Belichick's proteges have tried too hard to Be Like Bill. "There have been mistakes," said former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who spent nine seasons playing for Belichick and is now an ESPN analyst. "When you try to clone Bill Belichick's style and it's not who you are, it's going to come off as disingenuous. You're not going to feel real to players, and players can feel that. That mistake has been done in the past by his coaching tree." Patricia had a rocky first season in part because he sounded a little like Belichick during news conferences, snapping at questions and providing short answers that made him a punchline with pundits. Mangini was a control freak who was hard on his players with the Jets and Browns, and he got off to a bad start in Cleveland when he made rookies take a 10-hour bus trip to attend his youth camp. McDaniels wore a hoodie every day in Denver and yelled at his assistants. In sum, Belichick's proteges tend to mimic his unrelenting approach. And they tend to struggle. "They try to push it hard, and it's hard for certain players to grasp," Bruschi said. "Say you've been coddled. It can be a shock to the system when you're told to be somewhere at a certain time, stay until a certain time, work hard every second you're there and do things a certain way, which is a night-and-day difference from the previous head coach. Some of these coaches experience resistance, and it's hard to break that. You're reprogramming players on what winning football is." In Miami, Flores must reprogram a franchise that hasn't won a playoff game since 2000. He spent 15 seasons with the Patriots and hired two former Patriots assistants as his coordinators with the Dolphins. But Flores said the things he stresses — working hard, putting team first and being tough, smart and on time — don't make him a Belichick copycat. "There are a lot of high school coaches who are saying the exact same things," he said. "And pee wee coaches." Flores said his mentors make up a large group that includes his pastor, parents and high school coach, which suggests he's not trying to transform the Dolphins into the Patriots South. "The big thing about leadership is being authentic," Flores said. "So if you try to be someone else, it's not real leadership in my opinion. I've tried to take a lot from a lot of people, a lot of different leaders that I've come across. But at the end of the day, I've got to be me." It makes a good song. Allen, who spent time with the Dolphins this summer, believes it will make Flores a good coach. "You can't replicate what they have in New England, and coach Flores has done a great job of not trying," Allen said. "This is his ship, and he's going to run it his way." Dolphins players say Flores mixes a drill sergeant demeanor with a fondness for corny jokes. He's more forthcoming and expansive with the media than Belichick, but he has showed his no-nonsense side by firing an assistant less than a week into training camp and publicly criticizing receiver Kenny Stills' practice performances. Stills and left tackle Laremy Tunsil were traded Saturday to the Texans in a deal that netted Miami three high draft picks. As with most coaches, the real test for Flores will be how he handles defeat. Mantras about hard work and putting team first can sound hollow when a season sours. Or Flores can Be Like Bill and rarely lose......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 1st, 2019

Talisay City to Strengthen The Use of Recycled Plastic

The city government of Talisay City will strengthen the use of recycled plastic materials. Councilor Fe Ylanan, Chairman on the Committee on Waste Management told Metro Cebu News (MCN) that they are trying to let the public know the importance of recycling. Ylanan said that they will create a “garbage bin net” that will be […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

Cebu City submits bid for UN creative city classification

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is seeking classification from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) as a creative city under the design category. Butch Carungay, MATIQ Hub board member, made this disclosure in a recent interview. MATIQ Hub is a multi-disciplinary enabling space which focuses on the use of indigenous Materials, Art, […] The post Cebu City submits bid for UN creative city classification appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2019

Canadian’s Bamboo Cotton Collection promises a better sleep

Sleep well and help save the environment. These are the two things Canadian Manufacturing, the trusted name in high-quality bed linens and towels, offers with its recently launched eco-friendly line the Bamboo Cotton Collection. Aside from its natural materials, the collection, which is made out of 100 percent bamboo, uses little to no chemicals during […] The post Canadian’s Bamboo Cotton Collection promises a better sleep appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2019

NCAA 95: CSB blazes to best start since 2005

College of St. Benilde remains unscathed in the NCAA 95 Men’s Basketball Tournament after gutting out a hardfought win against home team Mapua University, 71-67, Thursday in the latter’s school gym in Intramuros, Manila. The Blazers had to overcome a testy last two minutes as well as an injury to Justin Gutang to notch their third win in as many games. The 3-0 start to the season is the Taft-based team’s best since 2005 when they were fronted by Jeff Morial, Paolo Orbeta, and Jay Sagad. Without a doubt, they had to work for this one as the home team was actually in control for majority of the matchup and was up by three entering the final frame. "I like the way we play in terms of our grit and grind throughout the game," head coach TY Tang said post-game. Battling all the way back, CSB owned a six-point edge, 66-60, with under a minute remaining. It was at that point that the two teams got too close with each other as Gutang had a nasty fall following a foul by Noah Lugo. Gutang still made the layup as well as the bonus free throw, but not after the foul almost led to a scuffle between him, Lugo, and Laurenz Victoria. The Cardinals kept coming as Lugo pulled them within two, 67-69, with 3.2 ticks to go only to see Edward Dixon keep them at bay once and for all with a couple of charities. In the end, Gutang top-scored with 12 points on top of five rebounds and three assists while Jimboy Pasturan had 11 markers, six boards, and three dimes of his own. Cameroonian reinforcement Clement Leutcheu then contributed 11 points and five rebounds as Dixon chipped in eight markers and 11 boards. With that, the undefeated Blazers find themselves on level ground with defending champion San Beda University atop the standings. "The experience, the maturity, and the playing their roles and responsibilities, they've come to understand deeper," coach TY said. On the other hand, Mapua remains stuck at the bottom of the leaderboard, now winless in four games. As such, Arvin Gamboa's breakout game with 14 points went to waste. BOX SCORES CSB 71 - Gutang 12, Pasturan 11, Leutcheu 11, Young 9, Dixon 8, Belgica 8, Naboa 4, Flores 4, Carlos 2, Lepalam 2, Velasco 0, Sangco 0 MAPUA 67 - Gamboa 14, Lugo 11, Victoria 9, Nocum 7, Bonifacio 6, Bunag 6, Salenga 4, Gonzales 4, Nieles 3, Hernandez 3, Serrano 0, Garcia 0, Aguirre 0, Jabel 0 QUARTER SCORES: 13-17, 27-32, 46-49, 71-67 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2019

Going for gold: Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympics medal designs

     TOKYO, Japan – Tokyo Olympic organizers on Wednesday, July 24, unveiled medals designed to reflect the "energy" of athletes as the city marked a year to go until the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Games. The medals, which will be made from recycled materials collected from old electronics, are intended to "resemble ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

PetroGazz snaps Creamline win streak, forces do-or-die Game 3

  MANILA, Philippines – The PetroGazz Angels made sure that their top billing in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference wouldn't go to waste that easy. League No. 1 PetroGazz forced a do-or-die championship match after a four-set win over Creamline, 15-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-12, in Game 2 on Saturday, July ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2019

Dominguez eyes Customs strike team vs garbage imports

The Department of Finance said Thursday it ordered the Bureau of Customs to study the possible formation of a special strike team to guard against the entry of waste materials that other countries are attempting to dump in the Philippines. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

Computer systems, dapat ayusin vs imported waste materials na ipupuslit sa PH – PHIVIDEC

  SMNI NEWS Iminungkahi ng Philippine Veterans Investment Development Corporation (PHIVIDEC) na palakasin pa ang computer system ng Bureau Of Customs (BOC) upang agad na maharang ang anumang kontrabando na itatangkang maipasok sa mga daungan ng Pilipinas. Ayon kay PHIVIDEC Administrator Atty. Franklin Quijano, sa pamamagitan ng computer system ay malalaman agad ang mga isinasakay […] The post Computer systems, dapat ayusin vs imported waste materials na ipupuslit sa PH – PHIVIDEC appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsJul 1st, 2019

Sister act: 1st WTA meeting of identical twins ends in upset

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The first meeting of identical twins in WTA Tour history ended with an upset as Kristyna Pliskova overcame a ranking gap of more than 100 places to beat Karolina at the grass-court Birmingham Classic on Wednesday. Kristyna, ranked No. 112, won 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7) against her No. 3-ranked sister from the Czech Republic. It was their first match against each other in the main draw of a WTA event, and the 10th meeting of sisters on the tour. Kristyna won their first-ever meeting, at the Malta ITF junior tournament as 14 year olds, and has edged ahead 6-5 in their head-to-head record in competitive matches. The match was decided by a third-set tiebreaker in which both of the 27-year-old sisters made untimely double faults. Karolina fell behind 6-5 with a double fault, but Kristyna replied with one of her own to make it. At 7-7, Karolina once again double faulted to give Kristyna another match point and this time the left-handed player didn't waste it to wrap up the match in just under two hours. Ashleigh Barty won her first match since capturing her first grand slam at the French Open, beating Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-4. Barty said she does not feel any extra pressure with her new status. "For me, nothing changes," the Australian said. "It was an incredible fortnight of tennis that we had without a doubt and some of the best memories of my career will come from those two weeks. But I'm still the same person. I'm still the same Ash Barty and I try and prepare the same way. "I feel like, if anything, it's taken the pressure off. I can just go out and enjoy it." Barty could face Venus Williams in the quarterfinals, after the American marked her debut at the tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich. It is only the second time in 20 years that Williams has played a Wimbledon warm-up event. Jelena Ostapenko won back-to-back matches for only the second time this season, knocking out home favorite Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Warriors F Durant undergoes surgery for ruptured Achilles

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant announced Wednesday on social media that he underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Durant revealed the severity of his injury two days after getting hurt during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto in his return following being sidelined for a month with a right calf strain. The 30-year-old posted a photo on Instagram showing himself in a hospital bed and wrote: “I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY.”         View this post on Instagram                   What’s good everybody I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY My road back starts now! I got my family and my loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way. Like I said Monday, I'm hurting deeply, but I'm OK. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat. Its just the way things go in this game and I'm proud that I gave it all I physically could, and I'm proud my brothers got the W. It's going to be a journey but I'm built for this. I’m a hooper I know my brothers can get this Game 6, and I will be cheering with dub nation while they do it. A post shared by 35 (@easymoneysniper) on Jun 12, 2019 at 12:54pm PDT Just 15 minutes before Durant went public, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said during a finals media availability that he didn’t yet have a formal update on Durant. Durant has made his own announcements before, such as writing on The Players’ Tribune website about his decision to leave Oklahoma City to join Golden State in July 2016. Kerr said the team had no idea that Durant risked a serious Achilles injury by returning from a strained calf. After the game Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), a teary, emotional general manager Bob Myers asked anyone who was looking to place blame to do so on him — not Durant, the medical staff or athletic trainers who worked so tirelessly to get him back. Kerr said he also understands people wanting to point blame somewhere, though he noted, “Kevin checked all the boxes, and he was cleared to play by everybody involved,” including doctors from within the organization and from the outside. “Now, would we go back and do it over again? Damn right,” he said. “But that’s easy to say after the results. When we gathered all the information, our feeling was the worst thing that could happen would be a re-injure of the calf. That was the advice and the information that we had. At that point, once Kevin was cleared to play, he was comfortable with that, we were comfortable with that. So the Achilles came as a complete shock. I don’t know what else to add to that, other than had we known that this was a possibility, that this was even in the realm of possibility, there’s no way we ever would have allowed Kevin to come back.” The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP was injured Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) in the second quarter of Golden State’s 106-105 victory that forced a Game 6 at Oracle Arena on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). The Raptors lead the best-of-seven series 3-2. Durant initially was injured May 8 (May 9, PHL time) in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets, then missed the next nine games. A pending free agent, it’s unclear what might be next for Durant now that he is set for a long rehab and recovery. Teammate DeMarcus Cousins returned in January nearly a year after rupturing his left Achilles tendon and undergoing surgery last season while with New Orleans. Stephen Curry can only imagine how much Durant is hurting emotionally not being able to play — but second-guessing benefits nobody at this stage, the two-time MVP said. “Everybody has great 20/20 hindsight,” Curry said, then added: “I trust our medical staff and know Bob Myers has our best interests in terms of not just what we can do in this series, but long term in our overall health. You see how hard he took it, talking to you guys after the game. And that’s really genuine and authentic. So you can waste time talking about the what-ifs and this and that. Injuries are tough and they suck. They’re a part of our game, and they’re going to continue to be a part of our game. But everybody putting their collective brains together to make the sound, smart decisions, you kind of just live with that, because that’s what’s a part of our game.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

Join the movement against marine plastic pollution!

On June 8, 2019, adidas Philippines and Parley For The Oceans celebrated World Oceans Day as it launched the new FW19 adidas x Parley collection and Run For The Oceans 2019 campaign. adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans 2019 was held at Air Juan Seaplane Terminal in Pasay City. The adidas community ran for the oceans in a 3 kilometer plog. The plogging session, which is a Scandinavian trend for picking up litter while jogging, was followed by a refreshing yoga class and informative talks on the environment by organizations The Plastic Solution and Kids For Kids. Kids for Kids— a non-profit organization solely run by kids, for kids in need— and The Plastic Solution— a movement of repurposing plastic bottles by stuffing the bottles with non-biodegradable wastes— were present to help raise awareness on the marine plastic pollution problem and the ways people can do their part in helping solve this. The Plastic Solution conducted a demonstration on eco brick making while Kids For Kids shared simple ways we can try to practice living sustainably— such as supporting local projects like Retaso PH, an initiative that uses textile waste to create an alternative to plastic bags. The event aimed to educate guests on the threat of marine plastic pollution through informative product displays and activities that would engage more people to join the movement of running for the oceans. There was an artwork installation made out of plastic bottles and guests got to explore an educational area where they learned the entire process of adidas Parley products, as well as how the Parley Ocean School Program works. adidas also introduced the new Alphabounce+ Parley which is available for Php5,300 online and in adidas stores. Alphabounce+ Parley delivers better performance for a better planet since it’s made from plastic spun into yarn and designed to give runners maximum support and comfort. adidas and Parley have intercepted vast amounts of plastic waste from marine environments and coastal communities, turning Ocean Plastic® into sportswear since 2015. “We're excited to celebrate Run For The Oceans this year since it's a great way to educate kids on the gravity of the marine plastic pollution problem and how their actions affect in creating a long-term sustainable impact,” said Jen Dacasin, adidas Brand Communication and Sports Manager. The campaign this year aims to unite more runners to lace up and Run For The Oceans in order to reach its increased goal of $1.5 million, which will be donated to the Parley Ocean School Program. To join the movement and Run For The Oceans between June 8 and 16, runners worldwide can sign up and track their runs by joining the Run For The Oceans challenge on the Runtastic app. To find out more about Run For the Oceans, visit: Follow the conversation at @adidasrunning on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and using #RunForTheOceans. Redefine running with adidas Runners Manila in its free running and training sessions every week. Join the adidas Runners Manila Facebook group for more updates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Negros high school canteen goes zero waste with bamboo mugs, coconut shell bowls

A high school in Negros Occidental is taking steps to reduce its plastic waste with reusable and locally sourced materials. The Wala Usik (zero waste) canteen in Bulata National High School in Cauayan, Negros Occidental, opened the school year with “biodegradable, indigenous and reusable” materials, according to a statement on June 5 by Sea Waste Education to […] The post Negros high school canteen goes zero waste with bamboo mugs, coconut shell bowls appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019