About Me

Shiela R Castillo


I’m a social development consultant who has been working in the sector for 15 years. As an independent consultant, I did projects for United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), German Aid (GIZ) and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), among others. I also worked at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), Sagip Pasig Movement (SPM), LifeBank Foundation (LBF) and other development organizations.

I trained as a Climate Presenter for Nobel Prize Laureate Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project (TCRP) in Jakarta on January 2011. I also participated at the Asia Pacific Climate Change Leadership Conference in Australia. Since then, I have conducted more than 60 climate presentations in key cities all over the Philippines and has reached more than 15,000 participants from various sectors all over the country. My climate awareness initiative was featured in the coffee table book Climate Adaptation, Best Practices in the Philippines, published by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in 2012. Last year, I mentored in the 31st International Training of The Climate Reality Project in Sofitel, Manila. In the same training, I was also one of the speakers to almost 700 participants from all over the world.

I am the initiator of the Disposable Bottle Busters, an online community campaigning against single use plastics. I consider myself a futures learner and has been a member of the Circle for Engaged Foresight since 2012.

In November 2016, I completed a 26-month engagement as the Project Team Leader for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (PTL for MEAL) at the Haiyan Recovery Program-Iloilo of Philippine Red Cross and British Red Cross (PRC-BRC).

I’m a mother of two, and has been a vegetarian since 1996 and vegan since September 2015.  With this blog, I want to empower the public with the right information and inspire with positive narratives.

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