By Paula Bernasor
July 31, 2022
As we approach the third quarter of the year, the Climate Reality Leaders in the Visayas took the time to have a community check and to map out the needs in the region.
Community needs are gaps between what programs currently exist and what programs should be in place. Mapping out current programs or initiatives provides a framework for developing and identifying solutions and building linkages that support and nurture fellow Climate Reality Leaders in the Visayas.
For the July Hangout, we mapped out existing programs and initiatives across the Visayas to improve and boost sustainable impact in our communities.
First, we mapped out local issues and identified the following:
Second, we identified ongoing initiatives and projects we are involved in:
Paula Bernasor is the Visayas Coordinator of The Climate Reality Project Philippines. She is a Climate Reality Philippines Leader and Mentor, Chapter Director for Startup Grind Cebu, and a volunteer for Project Sharklink and Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project. She previously worked as an Associate for Partnerships for Rare Organisation’s Fish Forever in the Philippines. She started Project Library in the Philippines, a grassroots movement that helps underprivileged communities in remote areas gain access to books and reading materials, as well as Ocean Love Philippines, which uses social media to spread awareness on pressing environmental issues and to promote a sustainable lifestyle and the circular economy.
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