This festival (24-26 October 2013, De La Salle University (DLSU), Manila, Philippines) comprises three main components: colloquia, teaching workshops, and performances. It seeks to gather together teachers, scholars, artists, researchers and social practitioners in the Philippines and Asia Pacific, providing them a forum to discuss ideas and strategies on the conduct of environmental engagement in the humanities and social sciences classrooms of HEIs (higher education institutions). Its two-fold aim is (a) to encourage the humanities and the social sciences courses to re-examine their vital connections to people, cultures, and places beyond the walls of the university and (b) to transform the learners of today into critical mass and innovative forces that work together towards a green, productive, and sustainable future. 

Keynote speakers: 
Dr. Francisco B. Benitez, President of Philippine Women’s University, on the topic “The Sustainable Humanities: The Humanities Education as Specie of Ecology”
Dr. Hiko Tamashiro, Professor of Hokkaido University, on “The State of Knowledge Regarding the Environment and Teaching as Potent Venue for Designing Transformative Courses and Educational Paradigms” 

Colloquia Speakers: Archt. Paulo Alcazaren; poet Merlie Alunan; Australian poet Stuart Cooke; Spanish visual artist Paloma Polo; Thai social scientist Kanang Kantamaturapoj; screenwriter and anthropologist Ramon Felipe Sarmiento; and media communication specialists Gregg Yan and Christopher Ng of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF – Philippines).

Workshops Facilitators: Daylinda Banzon-Cabanilla (ethnographies of nature), Remmon Barbaza (philosophy of environment), Antonio Contreras (environmentalpolitics), Dennis Erasga (sociology and environment), Dennis Gonzalez (nature as divine art),and Lars Raymund Ubaldo (history and environment). 

Registration fee is Php4,000 (USD $125). It covers: conference badge and kit, admissions to festival activities, meals, and certificate of attendance. Registration does not include travel and accommodation. 

For inquiry or pre-registration, please call BNSCWC (632) 5244611 local 233; email; mobile +639175287491; or Facebook Dlsu Bnscwc. 

Organizers: DLSU Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Resources and Development, Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, Behavioral Sciences Department

Sponsors: United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, DLSU Office of the President, Office of the External Relations and Internationalization, College of Liberal Arts Office of the Dean