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Participatory System Dynamics Modeling for Campus Sustainability

SOSE_ES_bannerUniversities are faced with challenges of implementing environmental management systems that will promote sustainability in many aspects of its operations (i.e., energy and resource conservation, waste management, campus mobility, and environmental education). This project investigates the process that go into campus sustainability planning, implementation, and monitoring, in an effort to assist other institutions in executing effective environmental management systems. This approach uses systems dynamics (SD) but with participation from stakeholders for more effective implementation.

Environmental Education – a necessity for all

issue-2-kay-article-graduation-Custom-200x150What is the point of education?  What do we hope to achieve in putting our children into a formal education system? There are a number of intended outcomes –we wish them to be able to express themselves, to develop social skills and confidence in their identity, the ability to understand and navigate the world around them, develop into responsible adults, and to ensure they can claim the right to a secure future.

Teduray youth inspired by agroforestry farm in Bukidnon

Teduray youth with Mr Henry BinahonAgroforestry is a new term learned by 24 Teduray youth who recently took part in a Bentela daw Sayuda activity, a Pulangiyen cultural mechanism of visiting (bentela) and sharing (sayuda) under ESSC’s Bridging Leadership in Mindanao project. The Teduray youth participants who joined the visit shared their problems in upland farming, such as pest control and management and the limited funds to purchase fertilizer and pesticides, and soil erosion and landslide occurrences in their areas.

Environmental science for social change: Science in context

science_in_contextEducation is neither the subjugation or simplification of meaning, nor the elimination of mystery. I need to feel the land where I am, its life and history, its story in order to open up my story. There needs to be time for input, reflection, analysis, conversation, discernment (head and heart) and clear community action. Children are not prepared for life – for living – if they do not experience this approach to engaging and learning. It’s not just IQ, it’s I care, which makes for living.

A renewed relationship with nature – UPeace students reflect

Issue-3-UPeace-Social-Reflections-smallEnvironmental Science for Social Change (ESSC) and the community of Sitio Bendum, Bukidnon, recently played host to a group of students studying at the United Nations University for Peace. Their visit was aimed at bringing home the true practical realities of the development process and to deconstruct the theoretical and academic teachings of their course.

Tha background of APC

apcThrough the assistance of ESSC, the Cultural Empowerment Center (CEC) was set-up in Bendum in 1993. CEC’s main objective was to provide a venue for child literacy and adult education, community livelihood activities, health program, resource mapping, community management training and documentation of their ancestral domain claims. In 1997, the community decided to name the literacy program Cultural Education Program. As the community sought to more formalize the education system in Bendum, the name was changed to Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center.