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Breastfeeding expert Nanay Nona and her 30-year journey into veganism

TessDrive PH presents Nona “Nanay Nona” Andaya-Castillo’s 30-year journey into veganism. Nanay Nona is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and among the staunchest advocates of veganism in the Philippines. In this video feature, Nanay Nona narrates her life transition from a sickly, meat-eating youngster to a healthy vegan who was able to stave off a …

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Man riding a bicycle while wearing a face mask because of the pandemic

So, ECQ Has Made You Bike To Work; Keep These In Mind

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of August 16, 2021) The Philippines, like most countries, has been under a prolonged state of community quarantine that aimed to prevent the further spread of the CoViD-19 pandemic. Now, nearly 18 months into various levels of quarantine and a slowdown in nearly all business operations, the …

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VW pulls out meat-based sausage, goes mostly vegan in HQ canteen

Global leading automaker Volkswagen, whose headquarters are based in Germany—a country world-famous for its meat sausages (called Bratwursts)—is making a potentially game-changing maneuver, this time in its kitchen. Vegan sausage will replace Volkswagen’s currywurst, its own sausage brand, supposedly to help in the company’s sustainability efforts. In fact, the carmaker will no longer offer meat …

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El Nido, Palawan drone shot

Two PH solons issue land, marine environmental concerns amid CoViD-19 pandemic

Eco-Mobility and Empowered Sustenance / By TESSDRIVE PH / May 9, 2020 (Editor’s note: This story has been updated as of August 14, 2021) On May 7, 2020, two Representatives from the Philippine Congress aired their environmental concerns covering land and marine ecosystems, underscoring the need for society and the government to continue prioritizing the environment, as …

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100% Plant-based burger

CoViD-19 crisis reveals efficiency of making plant-based meat substitutes

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of August 12, 2021) An April 27, 2020, CNN article titled “Meat processing plants across the US are closing due to the pandemic: Will consumers feel the impact?” reports that more meat processing and packaging plants across the United States have “suspended operations temporarily due to coronavirus …

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Etihad first among Gulf airlines to set net-zero emissions goals by 2050

In early 2020, Etihad Airways announced its ambitious goal of zero net emissions by 2050 and splitting its 2019 net emission levels by 2035, thus becoming the first among Gulf airlines to set such industry targets. To achieve that goal, Etihad committed to purchase carbon offsets to completely neutralize the CO2 emissions of its flagship …

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Plant-based nutrition explained, with bonus meatless cooking demo!

Tessdrive.com held on the afternoon of July 29 its pilot Facebook livestreaming session, featuring expert plant-based nutritionist Dr. Blecenda “Doc Blecy” Varona and New York-trained chef Lilibeth “Chef B” Camposano. The livestream was also shared online, in real time, with students of Enderun Colleges. Dr. Varona shared her insights and extensive knowledge of plant-based nutrition …

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2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed becomes lab for developing sustainable racer, tires

MissionH24’s groundbreaking hydrogen-powered endurance race car—the LMPH2G—made its UK debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed held this July 8 to 11. The racer took on the world-famous hillclimb, and was showcased on the Michelin Supercar Paddock stage every day of the four-day event. LMPH2G represents a significant technological development, backed by partners Michelin …

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Meatless for the Nutrition Month at the Inquirer Read-Along

July has been observed as Nutrition Month. The Inquirer Read-Along’s theme on July 13 at the main office of the Philippine Daily Inquirer news organization in Makati City goes meatless for the animals, for the environment and for health. The Inquirer Read-Along is a corporate social responsibility program of the nation’s leading newspaper, and aims …

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Finally, there’s an all-electric SUV with fully sustainable vegan interiors

For an automotive manufacturer to claim its new all-electric SUV as the world’s most sustainable vehicle, it has to be more than just any other electric vehicle (EV). In the automotive industry, sustainability is mainly manifested by electric power to propel the vehicle. It is the ultimate drive to promote a greener environment. But how …

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