About

earthniversityEarthniversity is taken from two English words which are Earth and University.  This was coined by its Founder, Henry C. Libo-on, as an avenue where the public can express their ideas and perceptions on the numerous issues and concerns about Environment and Sustainable Development.

Specifically, Earthniversity is a Blogsite where Earthniversity Team Members blog their experiences and provide suggestions on how to improve their communities with a clear understanding of the Environment and Sustainable Development Models adopted by the Earthniversity.

Earthniversity is also a Non-Formal Classroom where “lectures” in the form of articles covering important topics on the 4 Major Pillars of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development and the 7 Areas of Concerns will be presented. These are patterned after the Department of Environment Australia’s experience which will serve as Frame of Reference in every issue to be tackled about Environment and Sustainable Development.

Through its Facebook Page, The Earth Forum, Earthniversity Team Members, Followers, and website visitors can interact with the various Blogs, Issues and Concerns posted on the website, as well as present or submit their own topics or write-ups for publication or discussion.  The Earthniversity Team will evaluate the Blogs and Articles of guest Bloggers or Commenters before publication.

Specifically, our situations in Western Visayas will be our main focus.  Earthniversity will connect these situations or local experiences from the Micro-Level, to the Macro-Level – the country, Philippines,  the Asia-Pacific Region and South East Asia to the global scenarios.  Thus, reinvigorating the quotation – “think globally, act locally”.

Strategies and Targets will be formulated and Programs and Projects will be identified for possible implementation by various groups and contributors to the Earthniversity initiatives.

The principle of Sustainable Development which is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (W. M. Adams, p.5) will be one of our frame of references in dealing with the global issues on Environment.

There will be Seven (7) Major Themes (updated 8/14/2014) using the Department of Environment Australia’s State of the Environment Report as Model. These Seven Themes are:

1. Built Environment (updated from Human Settlements)
2. Biodiversity
3. The Atmosphere
4. The Land
5. Inland Waters
6. Estuaries and the Sea
7. Natural and Cultural Heritage (updated from National Heritage)

These  7 Areas will be the initial points of discussion in this Forum.

VISION

“Earth’s environment protection and sustainable development strategies within every netizen’s reach”

MISSION

A WELL INFORMED NETIZENS OF THE EARTH, IN THE LOCAL LEVEL, CAPABLE OF APPRECIATING EARTH’S CURRENT SITUATIONS, FORMULATING INTERVENTIONS, MITIGATIONS, FUNDING AND IMPLEMENTING DOABLE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS AND EVALUATING ITS OUTCOMES TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

INSPIRATION

“EVERYONE THINKING GLOBALLY AND ACTING LOCALLY”

MOTTO

“KNOW EARTH, KNOW LIFE”

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The Founder is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Education and has earned units in both Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy.  He also attended a short-term course on Designing Sustainable Development, under the Master in Urban Management from the University of Canberra, Australia, under the auspices of the Australian Agency For International Development or AusAID. In 1981, he was a member of FLP Class No. 9, at the National Defense College of the Philippines, sponsored by the Civil Service Commission.  This short course was focused on various topics such as: National Security Administration, Rural and Community Development, Economy, Governance and Public Administration, among others.

He also served as the Planning Officer of a Local Government Unit in the Philippines.  His expertise deals with the formulation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Environment Code, and the Solid Waste Management Plan, among others.  He had been a college instructor in the college of nursing and a professor in Master in Nursing.  He is also a lecturer and author of an unpublished book and another book, a work in progress about his travels.  He was a former newspaper columnist in the city where he resided.  He is also a travel blogger http://www.touristangpobre.blogspot.com, and an environmentalist at heart.  He lives in New Jersey, U.S.A. and the Philippines.

You can reach him through this blog site.

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103 thoughts on “About

    • Gator Woman, really? thank you! If you want to contribute a blog, you are most welcome here at Earthniversity…I have read a few of your blogs…will follow you.

  1. You are an excellent writer.
    These concepts are written clearly and well laid out, making it easy for your readers/followers to both understand and become involved in.
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  2. Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

    • petrel41: thank you very much!! we’re just new and there’s so much to talk about but I only do the “sharing” 2-3 topics a month, to give our followers time. As what we have stated in the ‘About’ page this is first of all a blogsite but it is also a “classroom”, so I inject best practices, how to’s, guides, etc. as support to our 4 Pillars of Environment and Sustainable Development (and the other Areas)..your idea for the nomination is a “push” for us to do better…thank you again, see you around…

  3. Earthnversity is a smart concept – we all could do with more awareness, and information. Thanks for following my newly started blog.

  4. Hi, i love this, and i know what im doing now is wrong, but i just wanted to show the world, my place, and i hope this is the right place to share a link if thats possible….if not just remove it , and sorry for the trouble….
    http://www.gjilancity.com

  5. Hi there, I’ve spent a great deal of time in the Philippines and have recently returned from volunteering in Northern Cebu in the wake of the typhoon, keep up the good work, Dom

  6. Henry, I am delighted, and honored, that you chose to follow my site, Tide Line Still Life. I hope that my photos continue to bring a bit of joy to your life every day. Oh, how I would love to walk the tide lines in your country! Best, Maggie

    • Hello Maggie, thank you. I like your creativity to capture those ordinary things on the tide lines. The Philippines have 1,707 islands or more. When it is low tides, there’s more..Palawan, Siargao, Malapascua, Biri, Suyac, Boracay, Kalanggaman, and many, many more. Perhaps, i will do what you do when on my holiday next year. Now, you have one disciple – photography of the tide lines…

  7. I have been reading a lot about sustainable development and Agenda 21. You have taken on a huge project. Is your blog personal or part of your job?

    • Hi Beth, thanks for visiting my blog. It is personal, my own advocacy, a friend helps me with site development, etc. I need to write more articles to complete the remaining areas. Then proceed to the next level. Again thanks for the visit.

  8. Henry – Thanx a bunch for following That Comeback Season. I’m so happy you found me on the internet as I just started last Thursday. I like your blog as well. It is much needed in a world that has turned its back on our planet. I’ll come back often. John

  9. I focus on Educating for Sustainability. Is this blog a place I can share my thoughts and ideas about inspiring sustainability through education? I’m not only talking about adolescents and youth, but adults.

  10. What a great blog you have. Here I was stopping by to thank you for visiting mine. I am truly honoured. I see you are on Facebook too…good…a must share and like. blessings, Cheryl-Lynn

  11. Thanks for liking my blog. You have come up with a great concept; would like to be a part of the university.

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