In Love with Sustainability in 34th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

February 9, 2021

MANILA, 9 February 2021 — Practitioners and advocates of sustainability will gather virtually to promote sustainability in agriculture, food, and lifestyle, and to show love for the common home this Valentines’ on the 34th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “In Love with Sustainability.”

The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator and House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 11 February 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at and

Joining the online conversation are advocates including Chit Juan, Founder of ECHOfarms and ECHOstore; Chef Jam Melchor, Head of Slow Food Youth Network Philippines; and Anna Manalastas, certified and registered yoga teacher, to share their practices and promote sustainable living.

In previous episodes, the online series tackled various sustainability practices that promote environmental stewardship, putting a spotlight on the link between climate change and environmental issues and the consumerist culture.

For this episode, Legarda and guests will call on the millennials, families, and the general public to nurture a loving relationship not only with loved ones, but also with nature.

The celebration of Valentines’ is also an occasion to show love for the Earth and put hearts to fight climate change by making sustainable choices on food, clothing, and mobility, among many others.

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 Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, The Climate Reality Project-Philippines and Mother Earth Foundation. ###