Save on 6% of your household’s energy usage

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NO TO TUMBLE-DRYERS!

Show your support for Earth Hour 2010

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LEAD Movement's EARTH HOUR Lantern. Create yours at http://www.earthhour.org/lantern/

8.30pm, Saturday 27th March 2010

Turn off your lights for one hour.

And Now Green Jeans

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stained, dirty, ripped, frayed — that’s what hip  jeans is all about…

Tristar is about to launch jeans that are made of organic cotton grown in a plantation in Brazil that uses no water and  pesticides. The jeans are meant to be frozen in the refrigerator instead of washing. One-day freezing is enough to kill the bacteria, but if stains are bothersome, the jeans can still be washed the conventional way, which means you will be able to save energy and water in between uses. (Read more… )

Image by TreeHugger

What now?

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

~ Gandhi

The Future of The Environment in Ilocos Norte Lies in The Coming 2010 Elections…

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Just like Economic Integrity and Stability, Environmental Integrity and Stability go hand in hand with Political Integrity and Stability.

Stability is permanence or firmness in position.

Integrity is defined by dictionary.com as:

n.

  1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
  2. The state of being unimpaired; soundness.
  3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness.

ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY – The sustenance of important biophysical processes which support plant and animal life and which must be allowed to continue without significant change. The objective is to assure the continued health of essential life support systems of nature, including air, water, and soil, by protecting the resilience, diversity, and purity of natural communities (ecosystems) within the environment.

Effective Stewardship Of Our Natural Resources is dependent upon careful planning and management. It is the duty and obligation of any duly elected public official to protect the interest of his/her constituents, as the Local Government Code of the Philippines expressly states:

CHAPTER 2. – GENERAL POWERS AND ATTRIBUTES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS

SEC. 16. General Welfare. – Every local government unit shall exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied therefrom, as well as powers necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare. Within their respective territorial jurisdictions, local government units shall ensure and support, among other things, the preservation and enrichment of culture, promote health and safety, enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology, encourage and support the development of appropriate and self-reliant scientific and technological capabilities, improve public morals, enhance economic prosperity and social justice, promote full employment among their residents. maintain peace and order, and preserve the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants.

Vote for candidates with POLITICAL INTEGRITY.

Vote for candidates with no personal and hidden agendas.

Vote for candidates who will further push for the protection and conservation of the environment instead of compromising it and putting it at greater risk.

Sandboarding adventure in Ilocos, anyone?

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6 months after the group introduced the latest sport and adventure to try out in Ilocos, LEAD Movement finds itself hosting the Northern Philippines Visitors Bureau “Lakbay Norte” Media tour, through the invitation of Sammy Blas of Saramsam Cafe and Mike Diaz of Herencia de Paoay, in an early morning sandboarding adventure at the dunes in Suba, Paoay. The successful 2-day Ilocos tour was participated in by feature writers and photographers from Philippine dailies, Inquirer and Bulletin; ABS-CBN Global’s TFC and Knowledge Channel; inflight magazines such as Mabuhay, Zest Air, Smile, Sidetrip, Asian Traveler and Sea Air; and freelance writers and bloggers.

Sandboarding is now the latest buzz in the travel/tourism and adventure circles. Being the 10th top destination in the Philippines today, Ilocos Norte hopes to attract more visitors with its new offering.

The LEAD Movement in a recent Sunday sandboarding adventure at the La Paz sand dunes. Friends Jonard, Bernard and Lei joined in.

More on SANDBOARDING IN ILOCOS

Sandboarding Contact #s 0919-873-5516 / 0932-358-7521/ 0917-523-0331. P2500–/hour-maximum of 4 persons/jeep. Price includes 4×4 & sandboarding adventure.

 

Let Us Rise Above Plastics

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Plastic fishes, anyone?

The photo was created by Blauearth in support of Rise Above Plastics and Surfrider Foundation.

From Rise Above Plastics (a program of the Surfrider Foundation, an international non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education):

  • In some places in the Pacific Ocean, the amount of plastic suspended in the ocean outnumbers plankton six to one!
  • Each year. one million sea birds and one hundred thousand marine mammals die from ingestion of, or entanglement in plastics!
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The photo may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without written permission. Photographed by Blauearth. Blauearth wishes to thank kittykatfish for the TTV texture, and JoesSistah for the fishes.

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