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BGC’S Sustainability Initiatives Lead to a Healthier City

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  Climate change is an urgent issue that cannot be ignored; hence, Bonifacio Global City shifts its focus to lessen its carbon emission and residuals while continuously building a more involved community that champions sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives and advocacies. In 2020, BGC successfully cut its carbon emission down to 37% while offsetting 62% of greenhouse gas by converting streetlights, parks, and buildings with a renewable energy source, encouraging alternative transportation modes, and planting trees and shrubs around the city. The 3,800 trees in its 240-hectare estate helped improve the urban microclimate.  Establishing the 16-kilometer shared and dedicated bus and Personal Mobility Device (PMD) lanes enabled many commuters and car drivers to switch to bicycles and electric kick scooters. By the end of 2020, BGC recorded 5,000 bicycles and other PMD users daily, compared to only 500 users pre-pandemic.  For solid waste, BGC organized a weekly Clean and Dry Plastic Dr

SHEBA®, a Mars, Incorporated petfood brand unveils World's Largest Coral Restoration Program: Hope Reef

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  Hope Reef, part of the world's largest coral reef restoration program, has been unveiled off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Sitting on Salisi' Besar reef platform near the island of Bontosua, the reef is built to spell the word ‘HOPE.’ Visible on Google Earth, the 45x15m installation symbolizes that positive change can happen within our lifetime and that hope can grow. Coral reef systems are the tropical rainforests of the ocean and home to a quarter of marine life. But they are critically threatened by overexploitation, destructive fishing practices, pollution and climate change. Scientists estimate that if the world does nothing, 90% of the world's tropical reefs will be gone by 2043, impacting nearly 500 million people who depend on them for food, income and coastal protection.  In response to the loss of reefs worldwide, Hope Reef was created to kick-start an even larger restoration effort and create a movement to restore reefs at a large, ecologically relevant sca

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