Back to  2011 I wrote about Isang Litrong Liwanag, a Filipino iniative to bring light to people living in the slums of Manila. Years laters, the project has grown, found partners and is expanding globally.

A liter of light, an update

Today’s two main topics are closely related, and this albeit they are taking place thousands of kilometers apart. The first one is of course the Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda that left death and devastation in its wake in the Philippines. To CNN, the Guardian and many other sources, at least […]

Death, devastation and climate discussions

During my two weeks away in Southern France I didn’t read much news except the ones I had on the Facebook pages of I love climate scientists and This allowed me to find some quite interesting stuff. Each article below could have been the topic of a full post […]

Late June – early July selection of news

While reading the tweets of the people I follow, one from Andrew Revkin got my attention : “ H. sapiens, innovator: Solar “light bulbs” from water-filled soda bottles brighten tin-roofed slums.  “ This was how I got introduced to Isang Litrong Liwanag ( “A Liter of Light” ), one of […]

Isang Litrong Liwanag : The solar bottle


Coal is the environmental enemy #1. It releases huge amounts of CO2 into our atmosphere and pollutes our soil and water. So when Grist writes on how 12 communities around the world stopped the expansion of coal I had to share. This happens as ” According to 2010 projections by […]

Down with coal ! 12 inspiring stories

According to an AFP article : ” Philippine environmentalists have set a world record for the most trees planted simultaneously, kickstarting an enormous reforesteration programme, organisers said Thursday. Nearly 7,000 people helped in the mass planting of saplings in denuded forest and grassland in the eastern province of Camrines Sur […]

64,096 trees planted in 15 minutes in Philippines