I was flipping through papers at the local newstand the other day when I had a shock:  There was our project on the front page! 

The article sprouts from an eco-conference that Sarah and Pi led in Bontoc.  The process of reflecting on the story behind the trash problem in Bontoc, brought out all sorts of fabulous insights from the older generations that attended.  According to them, trash did not exist before, you simply brought your wastes to the pig pen, or Khngowan, where they were transformed into valuable fertilizer for ones rice and vegetable gardens.  This is a fabulous lesson for us today in true sustainability.  I do my best to articulate this “Khongowan” consciousness in this interview about the Inspiration Center.



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