SM Aura Premier in Fort Bonifacio is the first SM Mall in Taguig City, the 13th in Metro Manila and the 47th in the Philippines. The architecture of this mall is a major highlight.
A dainty little house with a lush garden and small terrace in front, tucked away in a side street of Tomas Morato Avenue: welcome to Greens Vegetarian Restaurant and Café, one of the first addresses for vegetarian dining in Quezon City.
Manila is a concrete jungle with all the environmental problems many Megacities have to face: congested streets, insufficient waste management and sewage systems, smoggy air, – the list goes on. And yet, there is hope. In this section we keep you updated about environmental events, new eco-friendly policies and infrastructure projects, and we present parks and other green spots within Metro Manila.
Slowly but steady Makati is becoming a bit more environmental-friendly. Around the same time as a city-wide ban on plastic-bags was implemented in 2013, the first low-emission hybrid buses have entered the streets. The Green Frog Hybrid Bus runs simultaneously on a diesel and an electric engine. This leads to less noise and 80 percent less exhaust emission, according to the operating company. Good news for the ever polluted Megacity Metro Manila.
A Pinay is the new Miss Earth 2014! Previous Miss Earth Alyz Henrich of Venezuela passed on the title to Jamie Herrel on November 29, at the UP Theater in UP Diliman, Quezon City.
The annual Miss Earth contest is one of the three big international beauty pageants, along with Miss World and Miss Universe. Usually held in Manila, the event does not only celebrate beauty but wants to raise environmental awareness as well. Miss Earth 2013 will be crowned on December 7.
In 2013 Makati City implemented a plastic ban, prohibiting the use of plastic, Styrofoam and other non-biodegradable materials as packaging for food and other products. Most other cities in Metro Manila enforce similar laws or are about to do so.
How is the status quo of green living, energy, and construction in the Philippines? The yearly fair and conference "Green Philippines" gives answers to this question, with more than 150 companies and organizations presenting eco-friendly products and new projects to save the environment.
With millions of participants in more than 150 countries, Earth Day is the biggest environmental celebration in the world. In the Philippines, about 2,000 stakeholders work together to raise awareness for environmental issues in the country.
October was all about life in the big city, from traffic to family celebrations and volunteer work.
A live music event at the Hard Rock Café Makati will promote environmental awareness on Wednesday, October 2. By purchasing a ticket, guests adopt a native tree that will be planted in a reforestation project.
On September 21 (Saturday), people in Manila and around the world gather on beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways and underwater dive sites to remove trash and to record information on the collected debris, to be used for future waste management plans.