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RUN AGAINST THE ELEMENTS: Ateneo COSA Fun Run 2010

Ateneo’s Collegiate Society of Advertising (COSA) will be having its first-ever Fun Run on January 24, 2010 (Sunday) at the Ateneo campus grounds called, “RUN AGAINST THE ELEMENTS: Ateneo COSA Fun Run 2010” (3/5/10K) with our slogan: Stand Up to Climate Change for the benefit of Illac Diaz’s project, Design Against the Elements, an international design competition that responds to the call for social and climate adaptation by building sustainable homes.  This was launched to international architects last June 16, 2009 at the Institute of International Education (IIE) at the United Nations Plaza in New York with the support of the IIE, the Philippine Consulate, Gov. LRay Villafuerte, Gawad Kalinga, United Architects of the Philippines and My Shelter Foundation.

Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Assembly Time: 5:00AM
Location: Ateneo de Manila University campus grounds
Assembly Area: Blue Eagle Gym
Registration Fee: P350.

Illac Diaz united 47 Pinoy rock artists together to join his campaign.  The end result is “Stand Up” which was officially released to the public at a press conference last October 29, 2009 at the Alliance Française de Manille.

“Climate change is real. Addressing climate change requires a mix of mitigation and adaptation.  This requires more mitigation for industrialized countries and more adaptation for developing countries.  This can be translated into one simple scenario:  While the industrialized world continues to send up tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, whether or not we blur the amounts through carbon credits, hopes are fading for those who will be receiving the sharp end of the Damocles sword; the developing world.  The urgency is to realize that this is not going to stop at 350ppm, or even double at 600ppm, the Philippines has to realize that despite all the petitions and feel good campaigns of dreams for a climate stabilized world, real solutions need to be done.  We have to get to the part where we learn to start dealing with this.  The country is located right beside the warmest parts of the ocean that is in the perfect storm of vulnerable coastlines, intense winds, and an observation of growing dumping of large amounts of rain.  We need to live in a world where climate will hit the poorest of the poor first, regardless of where they live, it will test our resiliency as a city, as a village, as a community, and specially as a people.  This song is dedicated to the awareness that dealing with one ONDOY is not the victory, but a climate of change will be the battle of this generation.” – Illac Diaz

You may contact the organizers via runagainsttheelements@yahoo.com for sponsorship inquiries and other concerns.


1 Response to “RUN AGAINST THE ELEMENTS: Ateneo COSA Fun Run 2010”


  1. 2010-01-11 at 8:46 PM

    Hi! Event has been moved to March 7, 2010 (Sunday) thank you!


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