Great news for the planet! We have the full support of the DePed Cordillera District Superintendent for Ecobricks! She wants to push ahead ASAP with the printing of the Vision Ecobrick Guide for distribution to thousands of schools in the Northern Philippines. . . Simultaneously! This is key for acheiving long term community ecobricking and the longterm transmutation of the ‘problem’ (i.e. Its an opportunity!). She was blown away by the quality of our guide and the depth of the resource. She asked me three times “You really arent charging us for this? Its free?” A big congratulations to the hardwork of our small team and the perseverance of our pilot schools who have been bravely going it alone for so long.
A multiple province Ecobrick Challenge will be issued in the coming weeks with the distribution of the guide– with prizes for schools! For those schools that have already started, this will be your chance to shine (although you will have to make a new project without me!)
Soon tens of thousands of students will be empowered to take the care of their environment. They will set the path for their parents and community.
P.S Another key to acheiving viral success will be media coverage. In the village of Balili all the trash has disapeared. Imagine that we will acheiving this in a city like Baguio! If you have any Philipino media contacts let them know about this unfolding phenomenon so they can assist with the manifestation. We will want to get coverage in 1-2 weeks when the VEB Guide goes out.
The new version 2.1 is now prepared for regional printing. It is downloadable here.