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Boracay Island is my home by Jenny Tuazon

I grew up in an island where the white beach was our playground. Today, the threat of climate change is evident and very disturbing for the tourists and more so to the residents of the island. Tourism is our livelihood but with beach erosion and rising sea levels, Boracay will run out of standing. I just can’t sit on the beach and witness the sun setting without getting involved in climate change mitigation. I joined the Boracay Young Professionals, Inc. (Yuppies) and I got more than what I bargained for.

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Protecting what is beautiful… by Jenny Tuazon

It has been predicted that Boracay is one of the islands in the Philippines that will experience sea-level rise due to climate change that is why last December 2, 2009, Greenpeace together with the Department of Tourism held a workshop on the hotels and resorts of Boracay on energy efficiency and about “green” tourism.

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Have a climate-friendly summer by Chuck Baclagon

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Summer has come and for most this would mean taking time-off  to relax and unwind, and for most Filipinos this means going to Boracay for some sun and sand.

Here at Greenpeace we are stepping up our “Save the Climate, Save Boracay” campaign to target holiday-goers bound for Boracay this summer break with an intensive tourist awareness project to make island, one of the country’s top tourist spots, into a climate-friendly destination.

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In the eye of the storm – or the effects of burning coal by Chuck Baclagon

What an end to our Quit Coal ship tour in the Philippines… After talking about the effects of Climate Change on the Philippines for several weeks, I experienced them first hand with “Frank” or internationally better known as Typhoon Fengshen. The Rainbow Warrior left just in time from the island of Boracay where we had launched the “Save the Climate, save Boracay” initiative with local resorts. Just hours later the typhoon struck the island.

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