Pinoy changemakers in 46th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

Updated: May 27

In celebration of the Month of the Ocean this May and the upcoming World Environment Day this June 5th, young Filipino environmental advocates gathered virtually to promote meaningful youth engagement in environmental conservation, protection, and restoration on the 46th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Pinoy Changemakers.”

The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, aired on Thursday, 27 May 2021, via Facebook Live at and

Environmental advocates Antoinette Taus, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador and founder of CORA and The Sustainable Planet; Carmela Ellaga, Fisheries Technologist; Gab Mejia, a conservation photographer and environmental storyteller; and Ranielle Navarro, a teacher from Albay Central School and 2021 NatGeo awardee, joined the online conversation.

In previous episodes, the online series tackled how youth leaders are driving and sustaining their climate initiatives amid the pandemic and shared climate-friendly technologies and sustainable entrepreneurial ventures in the areas of renewable energy, and ecological solid waste management, among other climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.