Sustainability is a very complex topic. People have asked me why I chose the broad topic of sustainability for my blog. I have a number of reasons for this.
One is that there is so much to talk about and define in the field of sustainability. Although it’s a widespread movement across the world with the help of the Sustainable Development Goals, there is still a general lack of understanding on what the movement entails and what it means for the planet.
For one, our planet is at a crossroads. There are different issues surrounding us that tend to leave us paralyzed and succumb to helplessness. But I don’t think that this should be the case.
A challenge that we have is that sustainability is very difficult to understand.
But what if we had a way to simplify the message of this movement and spread it across different kinds of people?
Social media has been a saving grace for all of us. From the memes down to the free content and knowledge that we consume on a daily basis, social media isn’t all that bad–as long as we know how to use it. Given that, what better way to use social media but by spreading social good and impactful initiatives?
I started Berde Boy in 2017 as a passion project, and I continue to upload content to the blog that focus on sustainability. To be clear, I am currently not earning income from this blog. I prefer to work with partners who have genuine initiatives toward sustainability.
Given this goal to continuously populate this platform for content on sustainability, one of my recent initiatives is to expand my content creation apart from the usual blog posts.
This is where I’d love to share with you Berde Boy Talks, a recently-launched podcast that talks about sustainability one topic and one person at a time.
In the Philippines, we seem to have a shady and blurry understanding of sustainability. Through Berde Boy Talks, we’re going to talk to advocates and professionals in the sustainability sector on a wide range of topics such as urban agriculture, social entrepreneurship, marine conservation, and community development, to name a few. The podcast aims to clarify our understanding of sustainability, with the hopes that we move forward from there.