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PeNxGreenRevolution: ICE CREAM LOVERS WILL REJOICE ON THIS!

PeNxGreenRevolution: ICE CREAM LOVERS WILL REJOICE ON THIS!

Hey PeN Pals!

Ready to switch to your festive mood, yet?

This feature could make you drool for real; maybe you would be adding this to your holiday menu!

Have you heard of The Greenery Creamy?

It is definitely not your ordinary ice cream parlor!

“The Greenery Creamery is a tiny space with a big heart. It is downtown’s quick stop-and-go ice cream boutique to refuel the spirit”, according to their Kickstarter page.

The co-founders, Marie and Mo, have thoughtfully built their dream business by including more important factors whilst establishing a responsible business plan.

Committing not only to its loyal customers by helping the community, the ice cream boutique will surely set a good example through its environmental sustainability efforts.

“Everything used will be compostable and/or biodegradable, recycled, and purchased locally or organic if possible!”

Well, here’s another impressive twist about this ice cream boutique!

IT SERVES ALL-VEGAN ICE CREAM!

According to studies, veganism reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Hence, our vegan friends deserve more appreciation for their efforts of keeping a healthier lifestyle while caring for the environment.

While most non-vegans think that vegan food is boring, maybe they haven’t explored The Greenery Creamery options yet.

VEGAN ICE CREAM, ANYONE?

The perfect holiday dessert would be this! The Greenery Creamery’s Holiday Vegan flavor is an assortment of everything homey and festive: Coconut cream base + chocolate + peppermint + a tad of espresso!

A triad of flavors: Butter Pecan + Speculoos + Black Ash Coconut

The Greenery Creamery’s vegan and gluten-free Black Ash waffle cones!

The Thai Tea Ice Cream is probably one of their best-sellers!

Good thing there are healthy sugars on this Red Raspberry Sorbet so everyone can indulge on its goodness!

 

Hungry yet?

Head to downtown Orlando now for your daily fix of The Greenery Creamery!

(Well, only if you live nearby!)

By the way, if you want to help their business expansion, pledge here.

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Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Environment, Others
PeNxGreenRevolution: What’s the Last Piece of Trash You Threw Away?

PeNxGreenRevolution: What’s the Last Piece of Trash You Threw Away?

I wonder how others felt when they saw me picking up random trash in the powdery sands of Boracay.

Were they offended? Did I convey a message? Did I even make an impact? Did I look hideous to them?

While wandering on the beachside on my recent visit to Boracay, there were two ladies standing beside a pile of rubbish but they don’t seem to notice. I waited for like half a minute on a corner for them to leave so I can pick up the pieces of trash.

There were plastic bottles of various water and coffee brands; a can of soda and some candy wrappers, too.

I stayed until they were done with their business.

I finally picked the rubbishes on that stretch. I found a handful and I couldn’t help but feel ashamed for those who don’t care for the environment.

People lack awareness on these environmental issues that we are facing. The future of our planet is in deep trouble. We can do something, but we’re too busy with our own welfare.

Like the girls I waited for to pick up the rubbish on the sand who were busy doing their own thing- taking selfies.

Were the reports about marine species dying each day still not enough? Turtles choking from rubber bands; whales ingesting rubber tires and plastic containers?

Was my concern valid? Yes. Can I do something about it?Definitely! But I am just me- I am nothing but a small voice!

I was so worried until I found these pictures. A collective effort of single individuals aiming to make an impact.

My voice, my worries can count with like-minded people like them.

The Lions and Leo Clubs of Iloilo conducted a Beach Clean-up Drive in the island of Boracay. The white powdery sand of Boracay was able to breathe out of the toxic pollution brought by man.

Young people serve as positive agents of change within their communities. These young leaders develop valuable leadership skills, make new friends and have fun. -Miles Armada, Leo Chairperson at LCI

So, what’s the last piece of trash that you threw away? Have you ever thought of the impact of that single piece of candy wrapper in your pocket? That soda can that you just threw out of nowhere?

Before throwing that thrash away, you may think of other ways you can do about it. Recycle!

Before throwing that thrash away, you may simply take it for another use. Perhaps, re-use it?

Before buying anything, make sure you really need it. Or would it just be collecting dust in the storage? Wouldn’t you mind reducing clutter or practice a minimalist lifestyle?

Be an advocate for the environment. Be a responsible traveler. Show some love for Mother Earth.

Let’s all work together to create a bigger impact.

Found a distressed animal? Found an illegal mining pit? Or simply anything that violates the environment?

Report it using PeN!

Free emergency calls at all times!

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www.penchat.net

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Environment, Others
Un ingénieur marocain propose des “toilettes sèches” pour préserver l’environnement

Un ingénieur marocain propose des “toilettes sèches” pour préserver l’environnement


Tawfiq Abouza est étudiant en ingénierie à l´école Mohammedia des ingénieurs. Il a un projet unique pour mettre en place des toilettes éco-sèches sur le marché marocain, alternative aux toilettes publiques traditionnelles.

L’étudiant a présenté ce projet à Rabat, en marge de la Journée internationale des cours d’eau, qui a été organisé dans la capitale par l’Association des femmes pour l’environnement. L’idée, selon l’ingénieur verra bientôt le jour.

L’étudiant a expliqué que les toilettes sèches reposent sur le traitement des déchets humains solides et liquides par la réutilisation écologique, comme le charbon végétal et les engrais organiques.

Posted by Selma El Menyar in Afrique du Nord, Articles, Blog, Environment
THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE AFTERMATH IS MASSIVE!

THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE AFTERMATH IS MASSIVE!

A snapshot from space showing the devastating aftermath of recent California wildfires was uploaded by NASA. 

Wildfires could have been easily avoided; most known causes of wildfires are human error.

Full details on this link: @NASAJPL

PeN’s SOS features can help you during emergency situations. 

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Get 200 FREE CREDITS and Unlimited Emergency Calls when you download it now!

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Environment, News and Current Affairs, Others
SANTA ROSA FIRE AFTERMATH VIDEO – OCTOBER 2017

SANTA ROSA FIRE AFTERMATH VIDEO – OCTOBER 2017

The above footage was filmed using an iPhone (Coffee Park).

This was the result of the deadly wildfires (Nothern California) that destroyed parts of North Bay. Neighborhoods were wiped out and iconic structures were unrecognizable.

The death toll reached 41 and the number is expected to rise.

People are flying drones, but are not encouraged to do so because firefighting planes might not be able to fly over affected areas.

 

 

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Environment
PeNXGreenRevolution: VEGGIE BIOGAS MADE POSSIBLE BY TAGAYTAY CITY SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

PeNXGreenRevolution: VEGGIE BIOGAS MADE POSSIBLE BY TAGAYTAY CITY SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Climate change is evidently happening globally. Manifestations of unduly calamities affect millions of people around the globe.

Fossil fuels, identified to heavily contribute to global warming, need to be modulated.

Everyday, tons of coal are being processed to become gas or petroleum for daily consumption.

Unfortunately, slowing down fossil fuels’ usage seem to be hard to avoid. Petroleum, a byproduct of fossil fuels are used in transportation. Its liquefied form is also used daily for cooking. It has regrettably become a part of daily life.

Last week, a convention by the Department of Science and Technology in the Philippines was held to showcase local inventions from different campuses.

One group of exhibitors were brainy youngsters Samantha de Roxas and Janus Reidg Quilao of Tagaytay City Science National High School.

You would be surprised how naive-looking these students are until they start explaining how they came up with their experiment.

These kids created Biogas out of vegetable leftovers from their city’s wet market! How commendable is that?

Aside from the fact that Biogas makes way to be an alternative of regular fossil fuel-derived gas and petroleum, picking up vegetable leftovers lessens food wastage that equally contributes to more greenhouse gases also leading to global warming and climate change.

Here are some of the snapshots from the said event:

The students behind this amazing research. Their parents must be so proud, right?

They may look like playful kids here but they sure are geniuses!

Their study on print.

Evidently, these kids are not to be messed with. Who knows? They could be the next leading scientists of their era.

Curious about their scientific discovery?

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Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Environment, Others
PeNXGreenRevolution: SAVE OUR POLAR BEARS

PeNXGreenRevolution: SAVE OUR POLAR BEARS

Polar bears live on arctic sea ice. With its continuous melting caused by a warming Earth, what would happen to their species?

A warmer planet could result to melting of more ice making the Polar Bears vulnerable to extinction.

Would you like that?

The arctic sea ice continually deplete according to sources.

“Rising temperatures cause ice shelves to break up – as they are floating already this will not affect sea levels, it may cause the glaciers behind them to speed up their flow-rate considerably. These glaciers will add to sea-level rise if they melt”, according to Cool Antartica.

Yes, we already know that climate change is happening but is there something significant ordinary individuals can do?

Certainly!

First, educating everyone about Carbon Dioxide is the key.

Carbon Dioxide is a naturally occurring gas that is meant for naturally occurring organisms as well.

A fact about CO2 is that every living organism produce it and needs it in order to breathe.

CO2 is not bad at all but how does it contribute to climate change?

It’s because there are other unnatural factors producing it and natural organisms can’t use it. Man-made carbon can’t be used by humans and animals, they can’t inhale them. Plants can’t use it for photosynthesis.

Any carbon that is man-made contributes to climate change hence global warming and ocean acidity. People and industries release too much it and the planet doesn’t need it. It just goes up as anthropogenic emissions mainly caused by deforestation and burning of fossil fuel.

We have witnessed tons of unfortunate calamities , species extinction and alarming changes around the globe and it is getting worse. To name a few, intensified hurricanes, abnormal behaviors of organisms and flooding even with just ample amount of rain.

A revolution to mitigate the effects of climate change needs to be efficient.

You can spark change in your own little way.

Be conscious in your carbon production and find ways to replace the CO2 you emit. 

PLANT TREES because they absorb the CO2 through photosynthesis.

Join environmental drives that can raise awareness to improve the deteriorating condition of our planet. 

We better start right now to save what’s left of Mother Earth.

Think of every species’ whose welfare depends on us.

#SAVEOURPOLARBEARS #CAREFORMOTHEREARTH

For every 10 downloads, PeN Super App plants a tree!

Download the super app today!

 

 

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Environment, Others
DIRTY AIR MAY CAUSE KIDNEY DISEASES

DIRTY AIR MAY CAUSE KIDNEY DISEASES

We know that air pollution may cause a number of illnesses such as heart ailments, asthma, stroke and even cancer. But did you know that it can also affect our kidney?

You can read the full article here.

This is the price we need to pay for being too industrialized. There must be something to keep the balance. Big companies must do their part in saving the planet.

In PeN’s case, we commit to planting more trees to help the environment. Ask your friends to download the app and do your part in protecting the world.

Download PeN here for iPhone users and here for Android users. 

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Environment
NEW AGE SUPER APP ‘PeN’ MAKES WAVES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCENE

NEW AGE SUPER APP ‘PeN’ MAKES WAVES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCENE

SWEDEN, September 15 /PEN/PeN super app is planting at least 100 trees everyday vowing to use its worldwide reach for a much greater cause- make a difference for Mother Earth.

Aggressive trade and technology advancement seem to contribute to a faster run-down of the environment’s overall health. Electronic wastes fume unwanted toxic chemicals, such as Cadmium, from all sorts of landfills. According to M.B. Kirkham, Cadmium can bioaccumulate in the environment posing harm due to highly toxic substances.

Technology has been steadily improving thus a campaign for a more responsible usage and disposal must be globally raised to reciprocate its growing environmental threat.

PeN has already planted a total of 12, 537 trees (as of this writing) since it started its global campaign in June 2017. Alongside the company’s growth will surely benefit the environment by expecting a new tree to be planted for every 10 app download. The total number of downloads from June to August 2017 alone totalled to a whopping 121,782 hence the said planted trees.

Image 1. A glimpse on the remote location in the Philippines where the initial trees are being planted.

Barely two years in the business, PeN has already attracted almost a million users worldwide mostly coming from India, Middle East and Asia. Beginners luck? Not really. Having a real-deal visionary CEO, this super app will surely break barriers.

PeN, packed with the most advanced ideas, is set to redefine how an app should serve society and slowing down its development to provide the best features for its users is not yet an option. It will continue to plant trees for its unwaged sustainable and eco-conscious responsibility.

Ian Vernon, PeN CEO, wants to make sure that the PeN super app will do more good than harm.

He knows that everyone will need the PeN app sooner than you think.

With more sensible features heeding the current needs of society, PeN is definitely the next big thing.

 

Posted by Charisma Quebral in Blog, Environment

PeN HELPS FLOOD VICTIMS IN SOUTH ASIA TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR FAMILIES

SWEDEN, September 12 /PeN/PeN has been helping flood victims in South Asia in reconnecting with their families by providing free messages and calls services.

Because of the heavy rains brought by the monsoon, millions of people in South Asia have lost their homes, and are getting ill. Diseases such as malaria and diarrhea are already on the rise. And unfortunately, more than 1,400 people have died.

Click photo to view news link.

There are approximately 41 million people affected across Bangladesh, Nepal, Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Mumbai.

Aside from suffering from the physical loss and diseases, flood victims are also emotionally traumatized. That’s where PeN extends its services by providing more free calls and messages particularly in the affected areas.

“Sometimes, in order to feel better, you just need to know that somebody cares. Our current app users and total service usage in India, Nepal and Bangladesh have increased during this season, making PeN one of the most efficient ways to reconnect with families. We extended the low cost to almost free services because we know the dire need for this until, such time that the storm passes – literally and figuratively. And we intend to do the same, if there is a need to do so.”
– Charisma Quebral, PeN CMO

One of PeN’s core objectives is to be an instrument of communication for countries where there is limited internet connection.

The number of calls and messages serviced by PeN in South Asia increased by three times during the time of the flooding. The region is also considered the app’s major player with more than 250,000 users in that area alone.

 

Posted by Charisma Quebral in Blog, Environment