For a whimsically titled book, trailblazing legal luminary Antonio Oposa?s ?Shooting Stars and Dancing Fish? is grounded on realistic action plans for ordinary people to save the world? based on his decades long experience as an environmental advocate.
?There are two things here that can change the world if we just do it,? Oposa said of his book in an interview on Thursday with the media, after the book?s launch at the Miriam College in Quezon city. ?You just need a shift in thinking.?
These two things, the environmental lawyer said, were community gardening and road-sharing or prioritiz ...
Attorney Antonio Oposa, Jr. is an old soul with the charisma of an eloquent young man. He may be in his 60s but he is still passionately in love with a woman ??" Mother Nature herself. And as an attorney, she is her biggest (yet) non-paying client; he doesn't mind though, remembering the wise words of a mentor.
"A lawyer who defends the Earth has God for a client," Oposa quoted the late Odette Alcantara, eminent environmentalist, writer and artist. "In so many ways Odette was like every one's loving aunt, but a staunch defender of the environment."
Oposa has been lawyering for the enviro ...
The United States Government Alumni Association in Cebu held a free two-day environmental and leadership camp at the Bantayan Municipal Hall in Bantayan Island last June 10 and 11.
EcoYouth Project, which is an initiative that merges environmental protection and youth leadership in one, brought speakers from Cebu and Cagayan de Oro to give interactive workshops to 75 young leaders from the island. The activity in Bantayan was the second leg of the project.
The activity in Bantayan was the second leg of the project. SeaCamp/YSEALI alumni Kenny Glenn Silud and Clyde Blanco and Hannah Lois ...
Antonio A. Oposa Jr. is an environmentalist whose concern is for the preservation of the world for future generations to inherit. He is also a lawyer (a pioneering environmental lawyer whose client is God, someone quipped, because the birds, fishes and trees cannot pay his fee), a poet and writer, a farmer and mentor. He scuba dives, sails, sings, rides horses, cycles and tells stories.
Born in Manila, Oposa grew up in Cebu with his grandparents Captain Canuto Oposa, a harbor pilot, and his wife, Rosario Codilla, because his parents had to rush to the United States shortly after he was born ...
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) urged local government units (LGUs) to practice "responsible tourism" after what happened in Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island during the Holy Week.
Dr. Alicia Lustica, head of DENR 7's Biodiversity, Coastal, Wetlands and Ecotourism Research Center (BCWERC), told reporters that it is the responsibility of the LGUs in ensuring that their tourism sites remain clean.
Lustica reaction came after hearing that sacks of garbage were collected in Santa Fe after activities related to the Isla Music Festival 2017 were held there during the ...
Kota Park in Bantayan Island, Cebu.