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Sunday, 14 December 2008 17:39

On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Manila time), Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!) will discuss what Filipino inventors have been doing to address environmental issues. They will also discuss what investment opportunities they offer, and what measures could be taken to harness more creative minds to develop other new technologies and products.

 

"Hell, there are no rules here . . ." Does that sound like the Philippines? We wouldn't mind, if it is because "…we're trying to accomplish something new." And, we hope, that "something new" will move us forward on the path to sustainable development. That quote is from Thomas A. Edison, the "father of the electrical age," whose numerous inventions, e.g., the world's first economically viable system of centrally generating and distributing electric light, heat, and power, have changed the world.

 

Despite, or is it because of, the unruly society that Filipinos have, the Philippines could produce a "Thomas Edison" someday. "Restlessness," Edison said, "is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress." At present, many Filipinos are restless. Some express their discontent through rallies and other political activities. A few invent new products to address current issues, such as reducing pollution while saving money. We need more of this activity.

 

In his speech at the Stanford Graduate School of Business last month, Vinod Khosla, founding CEO of technology giant Sun Microsystems,  warned that the "world cannot simply conserve its way out of the current environmental crisis and must instead create technology alternatives that are both affordable and commercially accepted by consumers across the globe." His venture capital firm has invested in about 45 new environment-friendly ideas, e.g., ceramic battery. We need more investors like him.

 

On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, 6:30-7:30 PM, Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!) will discuss what Filipino inventors have been doing to address environmental issues, what investment opportunities they offer, and what measures could be taken to harness more creative minds to develop other new technologies and products. Guests are: Wonderlube inventor Ricky Punzalan, National Director, Filipino Inventor Society and president RGBA&A Techolube Industrial Sales, and Aeronox inventor Eraño Evangelista, president, Ecotech Environmental Technologies, Inc. KK!'s Director/Host Dr. Cora Claudio, EARTH Institute Asia president, will moderate the talakayan in conversational Pilipino and English.

 

Tune in or watch KK! at DZRH-AM TV-radio (666 in Metro Manila), various Cable TV channels (Channel 9 in Metro Manila), and http://dzrh.tripod.com.

 

Join also the contests, campaigns and projects of EARTH/KK! To join all, register as a KK! listener by texting 2299: earth<space>your message.

 

Join also KK!'s partners-sponsors--Unilever, Unilab, Toby's Sports, Delbros Supply Chain Solutions, MAP, Brahma Kumaris, and L'Oreal Philippines.

 

KK! is co-produced by EARTH Inst. Asia and DZRH, with the cooperation of the MAP, GREEN Army, PFST, TOWNS, PBE, AIJC, PEIA, DENR, MabuhayRadio.com, SanibLakas, various egroups and  environment-caring groups and individuals. 

 

Inquiries: 671-3266, 0917- 829-1718, earthinstitute@gmail.com. # # #

 



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