Save Planet Earth! Contribute to Clean Air!
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|The Puerto Princesa Model (c) John Gray’s Sea Canoe|
Puerto Princesa is one of today’s most important stories – yet little is know about this environmental wonderland outside the Philippines. Back in the ’80′s, Princessa was just like most places – logging, poaching and illegal fishing was rampant, the water supply threatened and the seas dirty. Then, in 1991, the City ran out of water.
Unlike other places, Princessa decided to do something, and with the strong leadership of Mayor Edward Hagedorn, Princesa became the example of what we all must do if we expect to save our Planet from becoming a wasteland. Building upon a tree-planting “Festival of the Forest”, Princesa recovered its environment in just one decade, and continues to practice conservation and cleanliness as a matter of civic pride, not draconian laws, so Princesa is as clean as Singapore, but without that “fine” mentality. In Princesa, the entire population is proud to be clean, and doesn’t need a law to maintain cleanliness.
Today, the ICT-specialist & photographer H. Schmid visited Puerto Princesa
to take new pictures.
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- A Warm Welcome to ASEAN