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September 2010

World Green Building Week

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Last year, September 23, 2009, we had our first World Green Building Day. It served as the building industry's drum beating for the coming COP-15 in Copenhagen at year's end. This year, the organizers, which now includes several country members, will have an entire week to celebrate: Septemebr 20 to 26, 2010.

Our very own, Philippine Green Building Council some activities lined up.

 

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Super Green Hero

"GO PLANET!," and out comes the hero, Captain Planet, to save the day...and yes, the planet.

I was 20 already then when the cartoon series came out; and thus, did not appreciate it as much as I did my childhood superheroes (Superman, Spiderman, Batman, etc.). 20 years after, though, in our age, when harm to the earth is more apparent in climate change, I have become more appreciative of what power the series has.

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Pinoy-Made Green Cars

Filipinos can.


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Full electric cars or hybrids aren't new; however, other than Toyota's Prius, none has been commercially successful. This means there are few of these earth-friendly cars on the road. There are many reasons why, but foremost is the affordability of such vehicles. A Filipino engineer, Engr. Gerry Caroro, and his company, G-Car Motors, are aiming to bring electric cars within most everyone's reach.

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