Paul Henares was formerly the resident manager of Buro Buro Springs Vermi Farms in Talisay, Negros Occidental. A former corporate trainor and sales executive, he moved to Boracay in 2004 where he became the Executive Director of the Boracay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and headed “Boracay Lives!”, which initiated the solid waste management system of Boracay in 2006. He learned organic farming while living and working at the family farm from 2007 – 2011, in the process establishing himself as an organic farming specialist with experience in tropical island farming. He was responsible for creating and maintaining organic farms in Amanpulo and Sangat Island Dive Resort in Palawan. He also initiated the creation of Lazy Greens in Malay, Aklan and Sunnyvale Eco-Farm in San Miguel. Iloilo. He is presently based in Boracay Island where he is working on another farm project and currently connected with Mandala Spa & Villas and Argonauta Boracay as a management consultant. His mission is to help reduce the worldwide carbon footprint – one farm at a time. He can be commissioned for seminars and consultancy work in Natural Farming, Vermicomposting, Vermiculture and Solid Waste Management. He can be reached through this blog or his personal email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
Love your work…I grew up on the island of Boracay and just recently came back after many years. I was deeply saddened by the amount of garbage and neglect on the island. I currently reside in Canada but within the next year I am moving back to my home. I would like to work on a small project while I am still in Canada and I would love your input. Along White Beach I had the hardest time finding garbage bins. I would try and pick up the litter along the beach and I would spend the next ten minutes searching for a garbage bin. It is such a simple solution to a major problem. I am looking into getting a local company to sponsor my idea. I think implementing a plan where garabge and or recycle bins are placed every 100 meters along White Beach would make a huge difference. Ofcourse this would mean maintinence of these garbages would need to be implemented as well. Based on what I have read, you seem to have a lot of background with helping Boracay. This island is very close to my heart and I want to do everything I can to preserve it. Any input you have would be greatly appreciated.
the organic coach said:
I believe the Malay local government unit under Mayor John Yap has done a lot toward improving our garbage situation in the island. They have started a program where this initiative is now supported by large corporations like San Miguel and Petron. The program is called “For Boracay….I will!” Maybe you can link up your efforts with them instead of starting something new. You may contact the Malay COO, Dodo Sacapano, at the Malay Municipal Action Center in Balabag for this. Hope this helps.
AK♔ (@nkyoonique) said:
Are they selling crude herbal plants?
the organic coach said:
Sorry we don’t have crude herbal plants for sale.