Asia's Oldest Frat Takes Climate Change by the Horns

The Philippines' Upsilon Sigma Phi focuses on climate amid the pandemic.
IMAGE Jerome Ascano. A victim of Typhoon Ulysses flees her village in Manila, Philippines.

Asia's oldest Greek-letter organization and fraternity is taking on climate change. The Upsilon Sigma Phi (founded 1918) is spearheading the Climate Action Network Talks to raise awareness on the worsening climate situation.

The platform encourages the exchange of ideas and solutions among Filipinos on ways to address the global problem brought about by climate change. 

"While it seems that COVID-19 is our biggest challenge now, it’s a fact that two of the biggest threats we are facing remains to be climate change and social inequality. Climate change is not just an environmental concern but also a social one, especially when it unjustly impact the lives and livelihoods of specific groups of people in our society," said Unilever Vice President for Sustainability and Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Association President Ed Sunico.

Congress Majority Rep. and Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Association (USPAA) Chairman Martin Romualdez also lauded the initiative of Batch 1995 led by Dominic Afuang, Justinn Valerio and Norman Garcia for creating the platform.

According to Romualdez, the pandemic has provided a brief respite for the planet, allowing it to recover. He added that we must all take this opportunity to talk about and creating solutions to address global climate change.

Visit this page for more details on the U-Talks.

This story originally appeared on Reportr.World. Edits have been made by the editors.

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