Conservationists Anabelle Plantilla and Jay Fidelino share the intergenerational lessons behind their personal plot twists and professional turning points that brought them where they are today. They discuss their shared advocacies in environmental conservation and how they figured out their passions along the way—a relatable reality of how one’s stories of “becoming” constantly evolve and, often, in ways one may not expect. Anabelle and Jay also impart their wisdom through the Q&A segment, where listener queries are accommodated for the first time!
Let’s have a personal look into the life of a forest ranger and discover the joys and challenges that one may face in the field.
Kuya Ruben Gianan, one of Masungi Georeserve’s veteran park rangers and forest guards, narrates his shared history and personal transformation along with the gradual development of the world-renowned conservation area. As Masungi faces various threats to its environmental and social integrity, Kuya Ruben’s devoted commitment to his profession serves as a microcosm of the fight for forest protection amidst the environmental defense crisis in the Philippines.
In this episode, we take a closer look at how food brings people together. Apart from the cultural sacredness of sharing meals and gathering around the table with people we love, food connects us to others in unexpected ways. This is where the Good Food Community comes in, bringing us closer to the source of our food and to the farmers through community-shared agriculture. We interview Mabi David, a plant-based, vegan wiz in the kitchen who is also a trailblazing advocate for sustainable agriculture.
In this episode, we’ll talk about names in the natural world and the relationships and stories behind naming species, and how this is connected to our role in society and in the greater scheme of things.
Professor Emeritus from UPLB, Dr. Edwino S. Fernando provides an overview of the taxonomic process and the importance of names; while Schen Belmonte, Communication Officer of Forest Foundation shares how to make use of the digital age and social media in communicating biodiversity conservation.
In this episode, we tackle climate anxiety or eco-anxiety, how to recognize it, and ways to cope. Our guests Dr. John Aruta, a psychology professor, and Bea Tulagan, a climate organizer-journalist; share their thoughts on the Filipino collectivist culture and values; the power of imagining a better future, and the stubborn radical hope that we can hold on to in the midst of these all.
A Gubatbp. Special Episode: Join us as we trace back our roots, meet the great minds working behind the scenes, hear insights from our listeners, and discover the emergent interconnectedness of each episode – strengthening our connection with nature, with each other, and ourselves.
Finding therapy in the forest. In this episode, we visit Mt. Purro for a firsthand experience of forest bathing and a medical professional’s take on the scientifically-proven benefits of green spaces.
Let’s paint a picture of nature. In this episode, we feature two Filipino artists as they discuss their creative process and how they connect with nature through art.
From bean to brew. In this episode, we learn more about the humble harvests of our local farmers and the growing community that bonds over cups of coffee.
Are you a Responsible Plantito/Plantita? In this episode, we talk to women who are experts in their fields of gardening to see how one can grow responsibly in the budding “plantito” and “plantita” community.