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Labeling for green building materials

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NO STANDARD labeling system exists that will help people decide what building material to choose. Today, there is a growing clamor for transparency on the part of manufacturers to disclose ingredients of building products and associated health information. Photo from www.examiner.com

If you picked up a box of cereal or a canned good in the grocery, you will readily find in the label valuable data such as ingredients and nutrition facts. For many shoppers this information helps them make the right decision especially as it pertains to their health.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Organic farming–starting from scratch

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THE ECHOfarm project started in 2010

In 2005, I dreamt of having my very own coffee farm. Both my parents were born in Manila so we really never had a province to go home to. So, everyone like me who is city-bred longs to have a place you can “go home to,” right? I got involved with Amadeo, Cavite when we adopted a coffee farm of the mayor then to showcase as a Barako Farm. I would go and take our friends there to see coffee growing amidst bananas and papayas.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘It’s not about the money’

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CHASE and Sharon Tan

Sharon Tan Chua is a young mother of three who used to be a pre-school teacher until she put her career on hold to take care of her growing sons aged 7, 4 and 2. Sometime July this year she wrote to us at ECHOstore and asked if she could open a store just like it. It was a very touching e-mail. She praised us for our concept and expressed her desire to have one like it in her “neck of the woods”—in Quezon City.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Plant repopulation along Mt. Pinatubo

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Fifteen years after Mount Pinatubo erupted, an ecologist at the University of Guam took advantage of the changed landscape to understand how one plant community can replace another in the same area. Thomas Marler collected plant samples from several spots on the eastern slope of the volcano in early 2006. He focused on how the [...]

Posted: August 12th, 2011 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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