An Environmental Research Group
June 5, 2010
Dear partners in our green movement,
Greetings on World Environment Day!
It is our joy to share with you that we have renamed our interdisciplinary research team from Alternative Research for Empowerment (ALTEResearch) to Greenresearch Environmental Research Group (Greenresearch ERG). Greenresearch's new office address is located at the 3rd Floor, 311 Katipunan Avenue , Loyola Heights , 1100 Quezon City (same building as Sweet Inspirations). Our present contact numbers are as follows: fax number 433 2120; landline number 369 8141; and mobile 0919 7510070.
Our new organizational name, Greenresearch symbolizes, our decision as an development "think tank," to prioritize sociological research, legal and policy analyses on the Philippine environment. As an intellectual resource pool, Greenresearch offers a rich interdisciplinary blend of social scientists, social development professionals, academicians, lawyers, environmental activists, and artists. As an Environmental Research Group, Greenresearch remains strongly committed to the development of creative, reflexive, action-oriented, and process-oriented knowledge products through the use of interdisciplinary perspectives and participatory approaches.
As Greenresearch, we will continue its engagements/affiliations with the following environmental movement and networks/coalitions:
· GREEN CONVERGENCE for Safe Food, Healthy Environment and Sustainable Economy (Green Convergence),
· Save Sierra Madre Network (SSMN),
· Network Opposed to GMOs (No2GMO Coalition),
· CSO Working Group on Climate Change and Development, and
· Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition (MJJC).
As our country moves into a significant historical and political transition, we look forward to more strategic and meaningful engagements within our Green Convergence movement and its different environmental coalitions in ensuring our Green Agenda. We continue to hope and pray for a genuine participatory environmental governance of the incoming administration of President Elect Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III. Kindly also consider signing the attached collective letter addressed to President Noynoy Aquino about our strong objection to the re-appointment of the incumbent DENR Sec. Horacio Ramos.
Nagtaya na kami para sa kalikasan. Nasimulan na rin namin ang paglalakbay patungo sa pagbabago kasabay ng ating hinirang na People's President Noynoy. Patuloy rin ang aming panalangin, pag-asa at pagpupunyagi para mas maging buhay at mas matatag ang ating kilusang pangkalikasan. Ituloy ang Laban!
Patria Gwen M.L. Borcena, M.A.