Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Eco Volunteers Needed

On the heels of the success of the initial Cool Green School project, Bituen is inviting volunteers to become trainers for various schools in Philippine cities. Under the Sustainability program, wastes are used in urban gardening and possible livelihood craft projects with the double purpose to clean and green our urban especially in marginalized areas.

The training is for free but volunteers will shoulder their tool kit worth P700 and waste materials:
  • 2 medium to large cans
  • 1 large shampoo or similar plastic bottle
  • waste paper and packaging boards.
The workshop-training is slated to begin February 25, 2017 and every last Saturday of each month thereon which venue shall be near or around Quezon City Memorial Circle area.  Participants are required to complete all activities during the training to be able to receive a certification, and inclusion in the pool of volunteers. The volunteer trainers will then be deployed to various city schools to train students.

Bituen has also been invited to join the rehabilitation efforts of the Duterte Administration and successful participants may also opt to join the extended workshops in treatment centers around the country.
For other inquiries, please contact Bituen, call (02) 9941372, or email bituen.org@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Cool Green School (Gulayan sa Paaralan)

Metro Manila teachers and students from DepEd were presented with current sustainability trends and Metro Manila environment problems and opportunities in the Cool Green School (Gulayan sa Paaralan, National Greening Program) forum and workshop.
The forum-workshop focused on current environment issues in Metro Manila: massive daily burning and dumping of wastes in waterways, pollution of land, air and water, threath in health and quality of life, and what is left for the "laylayan" members of the Philippine society: wastes, lacking or limited space, lack of access to resources, and lack of motivation and incentives.

While teachers and students presneted issues and challenges in greening their environment, participants were shown how to make their own compost and organic soil from biodegradable wastes like scrap paper and packaging boards, kitchen refuse, and garden wastes, as well as utilize waste plastic and can containers as pots for planting seeds, seedlings, and cutting that they can harvest from.

The presentation noted report of the Asian Deveopment Bank that there are at least 1.5 tons of garbage dumped daily in Metro Manila alone by the year 2015 as poverty remains unmitigated. The workshop hopes to inspire widespread and integrated teaching and education on greening the learning environment through proper waste management and urban gardening. Public schools where urban poor were educated were taught how to reduce wastes at source but also to help improve air condition and reduce pollutions in their areas. It has been suggested that a learning environment with more plants and trees increases learning quality.




Container gardening in Metro Manila is ideal due to lack of open ground space for learners and individuals yearning to cultivate their own gardens. Private entities willing to support the program for continuous education of the urban poor youths may call (02) 9941372 during office hours. The schools of the first leg of Cool Green School are:

  • Ismael Mathay Sr. High School
  • Fernando Ma. Guererro Elementary School
  • Bangkal (annex) High School
  • Gen. Miguel Malvar Elementary School 
  • Novaliches High School
  • Jose P. Laurel High School

The firts leg of the forum-workshop has been presented by Bituen Organization of volunteers supported by Education is Our Tool, 5 Loaves & 3 Fishes Miracle Project of Gising na Pilipinas!, DepEd, ToyKalapawMi, and the Bureau of Plant Industry.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tokyo Eco Urban Tour

A major cause of corruption is when leaders and planners lack knowledge, exposure, and direct connection with the real business people to deal with when it comes to managing the limited resources of our government.

Bituen, with the help of Regis International Travel & Tours, will bring urban leaders and planners to the Land of the Rising Sun to experience first-hand the Ecological Urban Technologies, Products and Services that are currently produced and marketed worldwide.
Those who are interested, please call 63-2-9941372 for details, or email us.

Tokyo Eco Urban Tour

A major cause of corruption is when leaders and planners lack knowledge, exposure, and direct connection with the real business people to deal with when it comes to managing the limited resources of our government.

Bituen, with the help of Regis International Travel & Tours, will bring urban leaders and planners to the Land of the Rising Sun to experience first-hand the Ecological Urban Technologies, Products and Services that are currently produced and marketed worldwide.
Those who are interested, please call 63-2-9941372 for details, or email us.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sustainability & 3Rs: Engaging Communities

Engaging members of the community to actively participate in the process of improving the environment through the use of readily available materials like garbage for planting, container gardening, and 3Rs became the focus of Bituen in recent months.
DepEd teachers experience first-hand the joys of turning waste into something useful, to be passed on to their learners.
 Members of NGO recycle scrap fabric.
Waste papers, boards, cans, and plastic...
...turned into a new life...

Bituen partners with NGOs, various government agencies, schools, and business establishments to continuously educate and inspire citizens to become not only vigilant but also active in their duties for their surroundings. To learn more, please call 63-2-9941372 or email us.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sustainability & 3Rs Eco Camp at Vigan


After the successful launch of Sustainability & 3Rs Forum & Workshop in December 2013, it goes back to University of Northern Philippines, one of Bituen's original partners, for its first 3-day Eco Camp with DepEd teachers on October 28-30, 2015.

Targeted participants include secondary school teachers in TLE , Scout Coordinators, Arts, and Home Economics, although all teachers interested in improving our  environment through their curriculum are invited. An integrative approach shall be discussed, including topics on
  • Permaculture
  • Global Environment Trends
  • Sustainable use of Resources/Productivity
  • How to Sell Online
  • 3Rs Workshop on Handicrafts: Basketry & Fashion
  • Organic  Container Gardening & Crop production

Interested parties or sponsors may call 632-9941372 or email bituen.org@gmail.com

Participants are requested shoulder their transport costs & to bring their own:
- waste papers & packaging boards
-up to 4 medium to large plastic or can containers
-old cotton shirt
-discarded electrical wiring.

Joining packages are as follows:

Dormer Package: P3500 ($75) includes processing, workshop kit, 3-day snacks and meals (1st day: 1 snack, lunch, & dinner; 2nd day: breakfast, 2 snacks, lunch & dinner; and 3rd day: breakfast & snack), sanitation, dorm, bed & bath essentials.

To join:

1. Deposit payment to any of the following banks or credit card payment via Paypal:

-Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI SA: 1489-0593-86)
-Bank of Commerce (CA: 035-00-000715-1)
-Banco de Oro (Smart Card: 5299-6737-0016-6104)
-Paypal account bituen.org@gmail.com

2. Take a photo of your deposit slip and email to bituen.org@gmail.com with your:

Name
School & Subject/s taught
Contact Number

Only regular rates apply.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Name the "Brands" & Win $20 Gift Certificate

It is canned.
Made of thrash.Functional.
Definitely works of art.
But can you spot the "brands"? 

Name the brands in the images, comment on FB posts and win $20 Gift Certificate from ToyKalapawMi! You can then shop for which ever you want!
Mechanics:
Name the brands in the images through the comment section, and you could win $20 Gift Certificate!
But, do you get the message?
These recycled thrash functional art will be showcased in the national World Environment Day (WED) school opener event "I consume with care" on June 5 at the 3rd floor SM North EDSA main building together with other functional upcycled products by Bituen's resident crafts expert.