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Ateneans learn about “green structures”

_MG_6731Everything we do impacts on our natural environment. Our everyday actions may accelerate environmental degradation or reduce our carbon footprints. In recent years, the need to embrace sustainable development or the promotion of an integrated social, economic and environmental cohesion has risen.  Adopting sustainable products, technologies, habits and even building green structures has become a norm. Individuals, corporate, government entities and even educational institutions have started to espouse systematic approaches towards sustainability.

Ateneo Institute of Sustainability holds Ignatian Festival Bird Walks

DSC_0657Around 48 to 50 species of birds are present in the Ateneo campus varying from the most common Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Maya) up to the most colorful and vibrant species of Kingfisher. “There are a lot of endemic birds like the Philippine Pygmy Woodpeckers, Plain Bush Hen, which really show the diversity here in the city. We don’t only have resident birds. Ateneo is providing them a home,” said Trinket Constantino of the Department of Biology and a member of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines.

The Warmth of the Stove: Designing Spaces As If We Were Human

Warmth of the Stove poster 2The second in the Sustainability Lecture Series, “The Warmth of the Stove: Designing Spaces as if We We’re Humans” was a lecture delivered by Dr. Remmon Barbaza on 29 August, 2014, at the Faber Hall Hall Function Room.  “What is it about the kitchen that makes us gather around it?” This question is central to the insights in his talk, where Dr. Barbaza shared his thoughts on space, design, of focus, and of places with a center.

Connecting the Dots: Systems Thinking for the Environment and Sustainability

connecting the dots 3The third in the Sustainability Lecture Series, “Connecting the Dots: Systems Thinking for Environment and Sustainability” was a lecture delivered by Dr. Charlotte Kendra Gotangco on 10 September, 2014, at the Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex-A, Ateneo de Manila University.