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October 12, 2016

To Reduce its GHGs, QC LGU Kicks Off with its Green Procurement Trainings

Selected Quezon City government officers went through the first leg of capacity-building training on Green Public Procurement (GPP) last September 14-16 and October 12-14, held at La Traviesa Hotel and Resort, General Trias, Cavite. Among the Quezon City Local Government Unit departments who attende...

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June 1, 2016

ICLEI celebrates 20 years of work on Sustainable Public Procurement

This year marks 20 years of work on sustainable procurement at ICLEI  Local governments for Sustainability. Celebrations kicked off with a ceremony in Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum on 27 April 2016. The event formed part of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns and also pro...

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March 1, 2016

Group Forms Governing Board for Forestry Certification

The increasing concerns in rampant forest destruction and deforestation fuels the need for forestry certification, the Philippines – with threats of adverse climate change impacts of floods and landslides or the impending forest loss from illegal logging- requires the establishment of a countr...

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February 29, 2016

QC LGU, PCEPSDI sign MOU on UNEP 10YFP Project

Manila, Philippines: Driving the markets for greater sustainability requires competitiveness and innovation: so that increased public spending on green products and patronizing green suppliers through Green Public Procurement (GPP) can serve as an effective means to enable local industries shift tow...

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November 18, 2015

EU Switch Asia Policy Support to Green Public Procurement

Atty. Jose Tomas Syquia , Executive Director of Procurement Service during the Opening of the Project’s Inception Workshop The EU Switch Asia Policy Support is set to develop ten (10) priority products and services through the Project Development of Technical Specification of Products for the Imple...

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July 24, 2015

Food Security, a Worry in Green Tourism

Fast pace, fast technologies, fast foods. Five out of ten Filipinos are eating in quick-service restaurants. With so many eateries offering a wide variety of fast foods and drinks in any street corner, the time has come to ask: How safe is the food Filipinos on the go are eating and drinking? Hand i...

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July 23, 2015

The Challenge of Transforming Advocacy into Action

Green Productivity. Green Purchasing. Green Philippines. The mantra of the GP3 Movement goes beyond mere words to action when the Kalikasan GP3 Expo Conference happened last July 23 – 25 at the SMX Convention Center Taguig, SM Aura Bonifacio Global City. Convening environmental and sustainabil...

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July 23, 2015

Holcim Philippines’ anew its Green Choice Philippines Seal

Ritzi Ronquillo of Holcim Philippines (third from left) together with (Left to Right) Mr. Albert Magalang of Climate Change Office, Atty. Ann Claire Cabochan of DTI-Bureau of Philippine Standards, Sec. J.R. Nereus Acosta,PhD of Office of Presidential Adviser of Environmental Protection and Laguna La...

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July 21, 2015

FMB Pushes EO on Forestry Certification Body

After more than 20 years of advocating for the passage of the Sustainable Forestry Management Act in Congress to no avail, the Forestry Management Bureau (FMB), a unit of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), is pushing with urgency the signing of an Executive Order that would ...

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July 13, 2015

PalmEco Board now a Green Choice Philippines Seal Holder

Mr. Mark Tan, President of PalmEco Tech. Ltd (3rd from left) receives the Green Choice Seal of Approval together with Atty. Cabochain of DTI-BPS (1st from Left), Mr. Albert Magalang of Climate Change Commission (2nd from left) and Mr. June Alvarez of the Philippine Center for Environmental Protectio...

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October 17, 2014

NELP-GCP and Taiwan Green Building Material Label MRA Sealed

  The Mutual Recognition Agreement between then National Ecolabelling Programme-Green Choice Philippines and the Taiwan Green Building Material Label has been sealed on October 17 2014 held at Taipei, Taiwan represented by the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Devel...

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July 25, 2014

Rethink: What on Earth Are You Doing Campaign Symposium Held

The youth is the key to a sustainable future. On July 25, two hundred twenty-two (222) youth from seven (7) universities gathered for the Rethink: What on Earth Are You Doing Symposium held at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium. This event aims to encourage the youth to rethink their imp...

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January 13, 2012

DBM, QC, PEZA, DENR, DTI lead unity for Green Procurement

In a historic display of institutional unity and power, government agencies each represented by their officials joined hands and led another inter-institutional environmental initiative in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the “Pilot Project for the Implementation of Green Public...

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March 12, 2011

Greening the Food Service Industry Forum-Workshop, held

The country’s health and food safety experts as well as environmental policy planners assembled at the “Greening the Food Services Forum-Workshop” last March 10, 2011 at the Kabalikat Conference Hall, DENR Building, Quezon City. The forum-workshop was organized by the Philippine Ce...

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April 21, 2010

Green Business and Ecolabelling Seminar held in Sta. Rosa City

As part of the Earth Day Celebration and the worldwide effort to educate people on the environmental value of Green Business and Ecolabeling, Sta. Rosa- and Binan-based business establishment owners and company officials attended “Green Business and Ecolabeling Seminar”, organized by the...

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