Urban farming was initially a response to the lack of agricultural farmers who can accommodate the rising demands from all over the country — particularly from major cities. Not only does it make food more accessible and affordable, but it minimizes a large amount of waste caused by inefficient supply chain-management. Originally published at https://www.offcrowd.com … Continue reading Farming in an urban jungle
What makes sustainable tourism, 'sustainable'? My team and I at MakeSense Philippines hosted a panel discussion yesterday, March 11, 2019 to talk about exactly that. We had speakers from the local sustainable tourism sector talk about their initiatives, best practices, and things to improve on for the sector. For this discussion, we focused on tours … Continue reading On sustainable tourism and tribal communities: What makes it truly sustainable?
Originally published at: https://www.offcrowd.com/stories/agriculture/our-hidden-coffee-heritage/ Written by Denrie Caila Perez Photos provided by 18 Days Coffee Roasters Today’s coffee: Sagada single origin. There’s always something new to look forward to when visiting 18 Days. A new featured blend, a new batch of beans to try, and new tidbits to learn about the craft from the baristas. … Continue reading Our hidden coffee heritage
In my regular work in the academe, one of the things we've recently done is create a syllabus draft of a new sustainability management course. It consists of five main topics: (1) an introduction of the current global sustainability landscape, (2) integrating sustainability into business, (3) integrated sustainability management, (4) product life cycle management, and … Continue reading Sustainability education and why it should be everyone’s priority
Commuting is not just hard in Metro Manila – it’s nearly impossible. Everyday commuters are in constant fear of ridiculously long lines, dilapidated train cars that could halt to a stop any minute, and highways that turn into parking lots for hours. Originally published at: https://www.offcrowd.com/stories/industry/mobilizing-pwds-with-the-first-pwd-friendly-tricycle/ Written By Anna Cayco Photos by Project SMILE and … Continue reading Mobilizing PWDs with the first PWD-friendly tricycle
Now is really the time for social entrepreneurship. Luckily, there's one such opportunity here in the Philippines. If you're looking to develop a social enterprise idea or grow an existing one, the MakeSense Academy is filing applications for its second batch until March 3, 2019! The MakeSense Academy is a social enterprise incubation platform that … Continue reading MakeSense Academy: A local platform for aspiring and current social entrepreneurs
If you’re looking for a sign to get into social entrepreneurship, this might be it. What is there, however, in social entrepreneurship that makes it one of the buzzwords in different sectors today? For one, social entrepreneurship is not a new concept. The term was first mentioned in a 1953 book by Howard Bowen titled … Continue reading Now is the time for social entrepreneurship