Collated Tweets: Eco-Friendly Relief Operations

Here’s a compilation of recent tweets and retweets regarding eco-friendly relief operations. The amount of plastic bags used for current relief operations might only further clog drainage and prompt a repeat of Typhoon Ondoy. Please consider these alternative means of distribution of relief goods [via @miriamq]


  1. Banana leaves
  2. Bamboos
  3. Brown paper bags. Akbayan practiced this during their relief operations. [via @jonasbagas]
  4. Donated t-shirts. Pack goods in a donated t-shirt and tie ends to seal! [via @silverfilter]
  5. Environment-friendly containers. Made of special coated paper/food grade and microwaveable. Call 7124492 and look for Tina/Paul. Say no to styro! [via @miriamq]
  6. Pillow cases [via @superbianca]
  7. Plastic pails. CBCP practiced packaging its relief goods in plastic pails — still plastic but very useful for the cleanup to follow. Plus, no one will throw away a perfectly good pail :-) [taroogs via Comments]
  8. Recyclable bags [via @ismelina]
  9. Reusable feeding utensils so as to prevent waste build-up [via @taffylafaguz]


  1. Carpool. Green ideas: Carpool to relief sites. [via @jangelo]
  2. MRT. Use MRT more. [via @beatrixpg]
  3. Put-Away Committee. Have one in every relief operation to ensure that trash is kept and recycled. [via @aemil_torricer]
  4. Trash collection. Per John Lesaca: Please collect all the plastic bags and styro packs, put them in sacks, call him at 929-1639 or 0917-827-2172 for collection. [via @carlosceldran]

Updated as of 7 October 2009, 4:10 AM.


Collated Tweets: On Street Clean-Ups

Here’s a compilation of recent tweets and retweets on street clean-ups. Let us all join forces and help one another begin again. Kaya natin ‘to! :)

ADVISORY: DOLE to employ 1,500 ‘Ondoy’ victims for repair, cleanup work: [via @wwwgmanewstv]


  1. Ateneo de Manila University. For the cleaning/clearing efforts: Ed Alunan 0918-9347489 [via @ateneodemanilau]
  2. F. Manalo
  3. Kalentong
  4. UP-Diliman. Meet up 9am tom (2 October) UP Brgy Hall near Sarah’s along C P Garcia Rd. Bring Pail, Pala, Boots, Donations & Willing Heart.
  5. Marikina
    • Marikina needs trash management, people can hardly breathe. Please contact Kai 0917-5770628. [via @cybellise]
    • Nangka. Ateneo Nangka Cleanup Deployment – Ondoy Project Video by Aaron Palabyab [a student volunteer] [via @revolutionn]
    • Provident Village
      • 501st clean-up ops in Marikina continue today all day. Txt Rej 09178163500/Aissa 09175288438. Details: [via @wexistence]


  1. Free laundry for Typhoon ONDOY victims! [via @TeamManila]
  2. Garbages collectors [via @ColleenAfan]
  3. Toilets. One toilet for 3,000 survivors at Cainta evacuation center [via @WomenVote_2010]
  4. Trash pick-up system [via @ayliya]
  5. Water sanitation. PNRC provide Water Sanitation (WATSAN) to the typhoon victims of “Ondoy”. Call us at 527-0000 or dial 143. [via @philredcross]


  1. Bed foams to clean mud. Nangyari na dn po smin yan dti d2 sa ilo2 coz of Frank, dbest gmitin ang foams lyk bed foams panlinis sa putik! [via @miriamq]

Updated as of 6 October 2009, 9:41 PM.