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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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Celebrating The Philippines’ 123rd Independence Day with A Meatless Feast at Sentro Botanikos

TessDrive PH continues its series of “mukbang” videos, this time with an Independence Day special at Sentro Botanikos vegan restaurant in Alfonso, Cavite province. Our intrepid trio of vegan food hunters (scientist and radio host Custer Deocaris, breastfeeding advocate and vegan activist Nona Andaya-Castillo, and TessDrive editor Aries Espinosa) celebrate their own “Happy Independence From …

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Felino Palafox Jr

Legendary ‘green’ architect Palafox to help master plan airport city

San Miguel Corp (SMC) has left no doubt as to its vision to build the country’s most sustainable and resilient city. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang recently announced that the company has tapped “green” architect and urban planner Felino “Jun” Palafox to help master plan its airport city development in Bulacan, …

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the world’s first full-EV pickup Endurance

This pickup is powered by an electric motor in every wheel

Talk about a pickup truck with literally a “four-wheel drive”. Ohio-based startup electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing company Lordstown Motors Corp (LMC) unveiled in late 2020 a prototype of its revolutionary full-electric pickup called the Endurance. LMC announced that it would begin commercial production this year. The final date for that, however has not yet been …

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Shiela R. Castillo, a vegan climate advocate and futurist

Zeroing in on Zoonosis; preventing the next pandemic

There have been numerous issues affecting the Earth’s sustainability. Many of these problems have been caused by our lack of respect to Mother Earth. Having caused these problems, we can be part of the solutions. This pilot episode of “SustainabiliTALKS” with Shiela R. Castillo (a vegan climate advocate and futurist) at TessDrive.com discusses what zoonosis …

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malnourished child

Stopping stunted growth in children: DOST to tackle malnourishment in Philippines’ 8 most isolated areas

Eight geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs) will soon benefit from the operation of complementary food Production facilities (CFPFs). These include the Ifugao State University (IFSU) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR); Odiongan, Romblon; Alabel, Sarangani; Sulu State College (SSC); Zamboanga del Norte; Lanao del Norte; Catanduanes; and Tawi-Tawi. The 8 GIDAs are the priority …

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The new aptera, a futuristic car

Sun’s the limit: The first-ever ‘never charge’ solar EV up for production this year

The times have been productive for the electric vehicle (EV) industry despite the ongoing pandemic. Numerous EV models, particularly from new manufacturers, have been introduced.  Aptera Motors is one of those new and fascinating EV makers that have taken bold steps in producing some of the world’s most technologically advanced solar electric vehicles (sEVs). sEVs …

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Community pantry

The Science Behind Community Pantries: DOST-FNRI Survey Finds 60% Of Pinoys Food Insecure

The Pinoy “bayanihan” (camaraderie) spirit has resurfaced with the recent establishment of neighborhood community pantries around Metro Manila and other residential areas in the country. These self-run pantries rely on good Samaritans who donate foodstuff and other essential items for those in need. Operating on the supposedly self-sustaining principle of “Giving according to one’s ability, …

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