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ForesTree: Closing the loop on Dad’s 30-year old idea

March 19, 2021

Funny Cow Games has recently released our first educational game, ForesTree, on both iOS and Android Made in partnership with artist Cynthia Bauzon-Arre and Forest Foundation Philippines, it adopts the card-matching, memory-training game format as a...

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Walking Through Negros Island’s Smallest Natural Park

February 17, 2021

Negros Island is one of the few places in the world where one can easily access a variety of habitats that play a vital role in the continuous explosion of plant and animal biodiversity For millions of years, the distinct geographic features of the...

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Gifts from and for the forest: 11 locally-made Christmas gift ideas for the thoughtful giver

December 7, 2020

Grantees of Forest Foundation Philippines, a non-profit organization that provides grants to individuals and organizations that empower people to protect and conserve our forests, offer a wide-range of locally-made products that are perfect for...

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As Small as a Seed, As Mighty as a Tree

July 2, 2020

This article is one of the winning works chosen from Youth as Keepers of the Forest, a writing workshop conducted in partnership with Edukasyonph for university students in Bukidnon  I spent my early years in Cebu, a busy city of cars and...

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Bukidnon, My Home

July 2, 2020

This article is one of the winning works chosen from Youth as Keepers of the Forest, a writing workshop conducted in partnership with Edukasyonph for university students in Bukidnon Roosters crow as the sun begins to rise  This has become...

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A Bittersweet Splash of Truth

April 13, 2020

This article is one of the winning works chosen from Youth as Keepers of the Forest, a writing workshop conducted in partnership with Edukasyonph  for university students in Bukidnon  It was a Saturday morning I woke up to the sound of...

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My Home

April 2, 2020

This article is one of the winning works chosen from Youth as Keepers of the Forest, a writing workshop conducted in partnership with Edukasyonph  for university students in Bukidnon  The rain bathed the land last night The sun is now...

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Confessions of an Environmental Advocate

March 30, 2020

This article is one of the winning works chosen from Youth as Keepers of the Forest, a writing workshop conducted in partnership with Edukasyonph for university students in Bukidnon  I live in a suburban area of Malaybalay City, a...

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Drawing Philippine Native Trees for Forest Protection

November 28, 2018

By Cynthia Bauzon-Arre   Around the start of this year, I started making notebooks and other stationery that featured local flora and fauna as a personal project My motivation was these are the plants I grew up around and the produce that...

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Living in a Shared World: 14th UN Biodiversity Conference and the Philippine Context

November 15, 2018

by Nicole V Torres of Parabukas The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, or the CBD, was one of three environmental treaties adopted at the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 Along with the United Nations Framework...

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BFF Blog: Nurturing Seeds for Change

August 14, 2018

by Jen Horn of MUNI, Best Friend of the Forest What makes a person aspire to create more positive change in the world And how can we create a society or culture that enables and empowers people to be more mindful of their personal impact - and...

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BFF Blog: What On Earth Have We Done?

April 23, 2018

By: Dr Gideon Lasco, Best Friend of the Forest What on Earth have we done Earth Day is a timely opportunity for us to take this question literally and reflect on our collective and individual impact on our planet Collectively, we know that all...

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Harden Not Your Hearts: A Holy Week Eco-Reflection

March 25, 2018

By: Sister Elizabeth "Bing" Carraza of URGENT Climate change has become a heavy cross for Mother Earth It has long been discussed but we’re not getting any closer to solving it Instead, the trajectory of change is nearing irreversible...

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Bonn Climate Conference: Thinking Local, Acting Global

December 15, 2017

By: Dr Antonio La Viña, Atty Jose Andres Canivel and Atty Nicole Torres Four years ago, in 2013, the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convened for its annual Conference of Parties (COP) in Warsaw,...

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