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What to expect from Muni Market Day v2.0 on November 8


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MUNI Market Day is one of our flagship projects to promote the practice of conscious consumption and encourage conscious production this movement. Join us for Muni’s last major community event for 2014 at Muni Market Day v2.0 on November 8, 9AM-7PM (extended from 5PM)  at Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig, and find ways to live a happier, healthier, more sustainable lifestyle, while connecting with a community of like-minded dreamers and doers for a better planet. 🙂

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Lotus Pod Farms and Bahay Kubo Organics both promote organic farming, with the former selling organic produce and other products straight from the farm in Laguna, and with the latter’s Ryan Aguas and Enzo Pinga conducting aquaponic farming workshops to promote urban farming and sustainable food production.

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Bahay Kubo Organics will also be conducting a workshop on food sustainability at Muni Market Day on November 8, 10:30AM-12:00NN entitled “Why It Matters: Ensuring Food Security Through Urban Farming”. The workshop will educate attendees on the current issues on agriculture from a global and national perspective, how urban farming can help mitigate those issues, and provide an introduction on urban farming methods and practices, specifically Aquaponics. Workshop fee is P600/head for early birds, and P1000 if you bring a friend. Slots are limited, so pre-register and reserve your slot here.

Green House Project is also another brand that literally helps greenify your home through aesthetically appealing potted plants that double as odor absorbers for your home.

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Other merchants also include enterprises like Gugu by Mr. Kengkoy PH, a brand that promotes modern bags and backpacks made with Philippine textiles handwoven in Bicol, and Sooc Social Ventures, which utilizes upcycled tarps and turns them into bags and pouches.

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Personal, home, and pet care products are also something we may overlook when it comes to assessing our environmental impact. So it’s important to know that choosing to go with products made with natural ingredients vs. chemicals are better for your own health, and the environment too, as chemicals in a lot of commercial shampoos, soaps, and cleaning products can pollute our waterways and oceans too.

V&M Naturals creates handcrafted soaps and other personal care products, while Wonder Paws helps address grooming (and flea concerns) of your furry friends.

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Plantex formulates plant-based cleaning products made from organic waste products that measures up to the power of commercial cleaning products, without the harmful chemicals.

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To address the problem of personal mobility and road congestion, Nyfti is a brand of Philippine-made 3-fold bicycles that you can take anywhere, promoting the use of bikes in the city for a more flexible, more cost-effective and more sustainable means of transportation or commute.

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And of course, there’s nearly 50% of Muni Market Day merchants dedicated to serving healthier, more sustainable food products like premium Philippine tea from Tsaa Laya, and addictive Kale Mix Chips from Take Root.

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All food merchants featured offer vegetarian or vegan-friendly options, packed with a whole lot of goodness for body and your palate, because we’d also like to make people more aware that healthy, wholesome, sustainable food can taste good too.

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Kitchen Revolution offers salted belgian chocolate cupcakes, cacao nib cookies, and vegan ice cream at the market, and thrives on helping people discover delicious vegan food through their cooking classes. See Kitchen Revolutions’ class schedules here.

To help us minimize waste and cut the crap, several food and beverage merchants, including Moonleaf Tea Shop, KKK Coffee, Kitchen Revolution and Edgy Veggy, also offered P5 to P10 off to incentivize visitors to bring their own tumblers and food containers and utensils. So remember to bring your containers!

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Luntee also offers reusable food / beverage containers and straws in case you want to invest in convenient reusables to bring around.

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Other merchants included: The Superfood Grocer, Pipino, Picole, KKK Coffee, Nipa Foods, Theo & Philo, GK Enchanted Farm, Joost2Boost, What If Handmade, Marsse, Tupai Dumagat Sculptors, Tala Luna, Gouache, Luntian Bags, Regina Belmonte, Organic Basket, Ukulele Manila. We’ll be adding new merchants to the lineup including: Leaf Kitchen / Dahon Kusina, Sorel Organics, Hocus, CraftMNL. View more merchants and event photos here.

On top of all that, you can kick back with us with live music and upcycled crafting throughout the day, and join our raffle with up to P20,000 worth of awesome raffle prizes from our partner brands, and continuously share the good vibes on social media thanks to free Wi-Fi provided by Smart Communications! View more workshop details here.

There are many ways by which we can make better lifestyle decisions, and we hope that Muni Market Day can continue to serve as the platform for these choices. Watch this video with some of our Muni Market Day merchants talking about conscious consumption and mindful living.
[Video by Marcos Mabanta of Red House Productions]

In the meantime, we know you’re now super excited to come join us on November 8, and we’ll make it doubly exciting for you to bring your friends over too.

Join our Muni Market Day Online Giveaway via Rafflecopter and help us promote #MuniMarketDay and Conscious Consumption!

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Prizes up for grabs include: a Lagu sand-repellant beach bag, P500 GCs from Rags2Riches and Tala Luna, and personal care products from Zenutrients! 🙂

JOIN THE ONLINE GIVEAWAY HERE!

Winners will be announced on November 7, 2014 at 12:00NN. Winners may claim their prize at the Muni information booth at Muni Market Day on November 8, 9AM-12NN at Capitol Commons, otherwise, your prize may be awarded to another winner later in the day.

In case you don’t win in our Online Giveaway, there’s even more raffle prizes up for grabs (~P20,000 worth of awesome local or eco-friendly products!) on November 8! So make sure you come on down and join us then! 🙂

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