As we all know that all the fellows are in intensive study exchange program in their respective host place in U.S. No one can not denied we have learnt so many things about environmental sustainability. In my third week in Dubuque, I learnt variety of sectors implemented by City of Dubuque and its partners. I … Continue reading What I learnt during 3rd week in Dubuque
There are a lot of things that I learned from here. I learn how they dealt with disaster preparedness and disaster recovery. At least, once a years they do Casper research every year. The result of Casper research can be used for measuring people preparedness for disaster. They also have Incident Command System (ICS). This … Continue reading What I learn from here….
The National Parks Service and National Forest Service of the Department of Interior and Agriculture respectively is responsible for maintaining federal parks and forest areas for conservation and ecotourism purposes. Walking the trails of these parks from the city, state, and federal levels made me wonder how a similar system like the park and forest … Continue reading Parks for the People
After a whole week of rain and dreary skies, we were definitely very lucky to have clear and sunny skies for a day out shark tagging with Dr Derek Burkholder and the Nova Southeastern University team. It was definitely an eye opener considering nothing like that is done in Singapore (apart from Dr Neil Hutchinson's … Continue reading A day out shark tagging with NSU
"We are not only growing plants, but we also grow good health for people too", said Scott at Grow Johnson County -----------------------I am still hearing the voice of the sentence above----------------------------- It is undeniable the fact that we cannot trigger the time back, but all moments in Dubuque have become unforgettable experience. The third week has … Continue reading Iowa – the Land of Farm, Heirloom Seeds and Hope for Food Security
May 05, 2018, I have a great cultural experience with the Derby Breakfast party in Frankfort city, Kentucky. Kentucky Derby is the 144th annual festival of horse racing. The 2018 Derby Celebration offered me and Francis excitement, and cultural experience. We have experienced to see many things: tasting Kentucky’s food, Pedal for the Posies, marathon, … Continue reading Derby Breakfast Party with the Governor
The Frankfort city of Kentucky which is the placement of my fellowship program has been awarded nearly USD 8 million for green infrastructure improvements on the Second Street Corridor Project from the federal government. The funding is a part of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The … Continue reading SUCCESS STORY OF ‘SUSTAINABLE SECOND STREET CORRIDOR’: HOW DREAMS COME TRUE or HOW TO WIN 8 MILLION DOLLARS GRANT
Time flies! It's already the end of third week through the program and it's sad when we are constantly reminded that we will leave Dubuque next week. Well this also means that the relationship we made here merely becomes stronger. Sustainable Community Garden: Feeding the Rich and Middle class It's nothing new, the rich … Continue reading Going forward: Sustainability for the rich, middle class and poor too!
After the Local Solutions Climate Conference in Manchester, I realised how impactful our perspective of landscapes can be. Solutions don’t always have to be about concrete, there are so many ways where we can use nature’s given solution to improve our cities. Here’s a write-up where I shared the learnings: Click to read the full article.
As always, thank you, Philippine Daily Inquirer. And to YSEALI and ICMA for the opportunity to attend the conference.
Masks and Wrecks- What do they have in common? Have you ever been in a social setting be it with extended family or friends on a day when something unpleasant had just happened[ a fight with a dear friend, a big glitch at work, or just that you are feeling extremely vulnerable … Continue reading Wrecks and Masks- Artificial reefs