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Category: Eleventh Hour at the Manila Bulletin

Eleventh Hour: Linking climate data and stories to amplify the voice of at-risk communities

Our Manila Bulletin column ‘Eleventh Hour’ this week puts the spotlight on DanTAOn (, an online platform that aims to humanize the impacts of disasters and move people and nations to action. The platform seeks to present—through essays, photos, videos, and other formats—the narratives of people directly affected by climate change, and to visualize climate impacts using geographic information system (GIS) maps of sea-level rise projections from Climate Central.

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Eleventh Hour: How social media culture of consumerism is fueling the climate crisis

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Danna Peña delved into how social media’s material-centric culture of consumerism is worsening plastic pollution and contributing to global warming. To stop feeding the current culture of overconsumption, Danna said there must be more green jobs, more sustainable policies, and a more even distribution of wealth.

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Eleventh Hour: Lighting communities and becoming beacons of hope

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Mark Napao shared his journey on founding SOLAR Hope— a non-profit organization providing solar home systems and other sustainable solutions to unelectrified communities in the Philippines.
Since its establishment in 2017, Solar Hope has adopted nine communities, lighted 1,253 homes with solar systems, empowered 1,516 Beacons of Hope, and avoided an estimated 185,868 kg of CO2 emissions.

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Eleventh Hour: A taste of regenerative living in the UK

Being in nature, reconnecting with the wisdom of the land, and eating healthy food fresh from the farm—what more can you ask for?
Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Ryan Bestre experienced these when he spent a month at the Stanford Hall Community-Supported Agriculture farm in the United Kingdom.
Ryan wrote about this eye-opening experience in our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, highlighting the need to redefine work and wealth and promote ethical consumption through community-supported agriculture and community living.

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Eleventh Hour: Food Today, Food Tomorrow, Makisawsaw, and climate action

Food Today, Food Tomorrow (FTFT) began as a food relief initiative in the early days of extreme enhanced community quarantine.

In our column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Karla Rey wrote how FTFT grew into a movement that does not only provide food relief but also addresses food insecurity in urban communities through community-based micro food gardens.

She also talked about how plant-based cookbook Makisawsaw Recipes x Ideas: The Community Gardens Edition is supporting FTFT and advocating for community-shared, organic, and in-season agriculture that restores and cares for the environments and helps address the climate crisis in many ways.

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