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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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