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This school has a ‘golden rule’, and it’ll make you think twice about what your kids eat in cafeterias

The easiest way to convince people to stop eating meat is to ask them to go meatless on just one day of the week, then gradually work up to the entire week. Taking the first step may be the most difficult, but it is so important. People usually designate Mondays as the official start of …

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Man riding a biycle on a busy street

The 12 most dangerous spots for a cyclist

Anyone who has experienced cycling on Metro Manila’s streets would conclude that this megalopolis isn’t that bike-friendly. The road networks and the transport infrastructure have been clearly set up to favor motorized vehicles. It’s a bias that has seen some tragic results for the two-wheeled community. According to figures from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority–the …

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Better ways found today: Saudi Prince, Joaquin Phoenix, Trinity of ‘Matrix’ spare animals from their plates

TessDrive presents a daily summary of online finds, web discoveries that show us better ways to a better world. Ever so slowly, we’ll help you restore your faith in humanity. Three global personalities—the Prince of Saudi, hollywood stars Joaquin Phoenix and Carrie Anne Moss—are using their influence, and compassion, to show the world that one …

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The International Coastal Cleanup Day and Mangrove Planting made more relevant with a meatless feast

On September 21, 2019, TessDrive participated in the International Coastal Cleanup Day and Mangrove Planting upon the invitation of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP). This was held at the Barangay Lumaniag, Lian Batangas. Aligned with Toyota’s global Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota Motor Philippines’ initiative for the National Coastal Clean Up and Mangrove Planting Day is …

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The day Metro Manila bikers became heroes for all animals

Last August 25, the day before the Philippines observed National Heroes Day, 14 cyclists from around Metro Manila gathered for a tour of the historical sites around the metropolis. To make this tour more meaningful, all participants partook of delicious, 100% plant-based meals and snacks, lovingly prepared by the seasoned vegan crew of Greenery Kitchen, …

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The real bamboo makes history, and beautiful music

Here’s an inspiring story about bamboo making beautiful music. No, not the celebrity Bamboo singing about talismans flowing in our “Noypi” blood, but the real, phenomenal grass we call “kawayan” in the vernacular. More than 120 years ago, a bamboo band in Malabon played an important role in the Philippine revolution against colonizer Spain in …

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