Environment-friendly and regenerative architecture in 55th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

July 27, 2021

MANILA, 27 July 2021 — Filipino environmental advocates will gather virtually to demonstrate environment-friendly and regenerative architectural innovation on the 55th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Building for Nature.”

The episode, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 29 July 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.

Joining the online conversation are Filipino innovators Architect Ronnie Yumang, ASEAN architect and environmental planner and Beau Baconguis, Earth builder and permaculturist.

The Philippines, due to its geographical location, is known for its vulnerability to natural hazards such as frequent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions as well as typhoons, sea-level rise, storm surges, landslides, flooding, and drought affecting the lives of every Filipino.

Hence, the challenge of adapting to the climate and reducing disaster risks cut across sectors and industries, including the field of architecture.

The upcoming episode will feature resilient and regenerative architectural practices and SuperAdobe technology as a sustainable solution to the shelter challenge.

As an online discussion to promote health, environmental consciousness, and climate-adaptive practices, “Stories for a Better Normal” aims to change the mindset of individuals, families, and communities by demonstrating ways in which a ‘better normal’ can be realized within our communities.

This online discussion is organized in partnership between the Office of Deputy Speaker Legarda and the Climate Change Commission, with support from the Department of Education, Philippine Information Agency, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, The Climate Reality Project-Philippines and Mother Earth Foundation. ###