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Learning Events at MUNI Market 2017 on April 8-9


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fEver since the first MUNI Market in 2014, and even when the idea for the event first came to mind in 2012, it was always the goal to be an enriching experience to learn and network with a diverse, multi-disciplinary community, united by a collective goal to creatively and pro-actively work towards building a healthier, more inclusive, more sustainable world.

For MUNI Market 2017, we’ve worked especially hard to round up a esteemed lineup of speakers and panelists, representing various sectors, industries, and generations, for a series of MUNI Meetups and workshops to spark conversation and action on the following topics:

  • Reimagining Local Fashion (April 8, 11:00AM-12:30PM)
  • Communicating Your Cause (April 8, 1:30-3:00PM)
  • Beating Manila Traffic (April 8, 4:00-5:30PM)
  • Feeding the Food Revolution (April 9, 1:00-2:30PM)
  • Responsible Travel (April 9, 3:30-5:00PM)
  • Zero Waste Living (April 9, 6:00-7:30PM)

Each of these MUNI Meetups will be condensed 1.5-hour versions of our usual 3-hour long meetups. And each of 3-4 speakers will be given 10-15 minutes to speak about their topic based on their first-hand experience. This is then followed by a 30-minute open forum to engage members of the audience as well, which we feel is the favorite part of many of our attendees and speakers alike.

These MUNI Meetups will be held at the 2nd floor of the Estancia Mall, directly across the Capitol Commons Park where merchants of the MUNI Market 2017 will be showcasing their products.

With these meetups, we also aim to shed light on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a special focus on goal #12, Responsible Consumption & Production, to generate awareness on the bigger impact of conscious consumerism, along with the other ways we can make a difference with related goals such as: #2 Zero Hunger, #8 Decent Work & Economic Growth, #11 Sustainable Cities & Communities, #13 Climate Action, #14 Life Below Water, and #15 Life on Land.

Prepaid tickets to MUNI Meetups are at P250, inclusive a P50 voucher that you can use with participating merchants at the MUNI Market, a raffle entry to win goodies from our partner brands, and STEEP coffee. Please bring your own reusable coffee cup / tumbler to reduce waste! 🙂

Payment at the door will be P350/ticket also inclusive of the above perks, or P1000 for 4 tickets (which can either be group purchases to one meetup, or an individual pass to 4 different meetups).

Limited slots are available, so secure your slot by simply filling out the Google form here, deposit your payment to the account stated on the form, and send us proof of payment at events.muni@gmail.com by April 7, 2017.

Check out our awesome lineup of topics and speakers below.

APRIL 8, 2017 (Saturday)

MUNI Meetup on Reimagining Local Fashion
11:00AM-12:30PM
How can we each play a role in furthering fashion and lifestyle products that are created with people and planet in mind? We want to encourage entrepreneurs, designers, and consumers to support more local handicraft traditions, explore more responsible materials and practices. Join us as we reimagine local fashion moving away from fast fashion, and being positively impactful for the world when we choose materials, production, and finished products that are eco-friendly and ethical.

  • Speakers include:
    • Tal de Guzman, SOFA Design Institute / Risque Designs
    • Celia Elumba, Director, Philippine Textile Research Institute
    • Hannah Thiesen, Fashion Revolution Philippines
    • Charisse Aquino-Tugade, Manila Collectible
  • Moderated by:
    • Kylie Misa, Co-founder, WVN Home Textiles

MUNI Meetup on Communicating Your Cause
1:30PM-3:00PM
How can we use communication and storytelling to generate empathy and action? We want to show cause-driven creatives: communicators, marketers, campaigners, journalists, photographers, filmmakers, that there are a multitude of media we can use to drive a point, share a story, and spur people into action. Whether you’re into development work or promoting an advocacy-oriented business, join us and learn from industry practitioners on how they use storytelling and science to get people to think and act more critically.

  • Speakers include:
    • Gregg Yan, Founder of Best Alternatives Campaign
    • Boogs Rosales, Underwater Photographer & Cinematographer, Founding Partner, Studio H2O
    • Renee Karunungan, Communications Specialist, Climate Tracker / Dakila
    • Roxy Navarro, Founder, Works of Heart
  • Moderated by:
    • Joanna Cancio & Kar Abola, MUNI

MUNI Meetup on Beating Manila Traffic
4:00PM-5:30PM
How can we cope with increasing urban congestion while enhancing our personal well-being, place experience, and minimizing our environmental footprint? We want to share ways we can be less car-reliant, and how each of us, whether you’re into urban planning, sustainable transport or “just a regular resident” in your city, can take action towards overcoming horrendous traffic. Join us as we talk about bike-commuting, increasing walkability, public transport (P2P), and how these are good not just for our own sanity, but for the planet too.

  • Speakers include:
    • Val Roque, Bike-commuting advocate; Director, Division for Environment & Climate Change, Department of Foreign Affairs
    • Robert Siy, Special Consultant for DOTR – Planning Department and ADB
    • Roy Joseph Roberto, Regional Coordinator for South East Asia, Climate Tracker
    • Alex Yague, Executive Director, Provincial Bus Association of the Philippines
  • Moderated by:
    • Paulo Burro, Co-convenor, Bayanihan sa Daan

APRIL 9, 2017 (Sunday)

MUNI Meetup on Feeding The Food Revolution
1:00PM-2:30PM
How can we each play a role in supporting the production of healthier food alternatives while reducing exploitation and waste? We want to share ways that we can contribute to creating better, more sustainable and equitable food systems. Whether you’re a farmer, chef, entrepreneur, development worker, or simply an enthusiastic foodie, join our multi-disciplinary discussion on local and global perspectives in creating and securing healthy food for everyone.

  • Speakers include:
    • Chef Allen Buhay, Wildflour
    • Ramon Uy Jr., Co-founder, Fresh Start Organic
    • Edgardo Valenzuela, formerly in advocacy awareness programs, Food & Agriculture Organization
    • Mac Florendo, Founder, Food Rescue ASEAN
  • Moderated by:
    • Enzo Pinga, farmer, Earthbeat Farms

MUNI Meetup on Responsible Travel
3:30PM-5:00PM

How can we fulfill our wanderlust and support tourism-based livelihood without causing unwanted harm and rapid degradation of the environment? We want to champion ways we can appreciate the beauty of nature and culture in various travel destinations by celebrating what is inherently present in a place and in its people. Whether you are a traveler, government worker, existing or aspiring travel entrepreneur, join us for a discussion on enriching explorations that allow us to travel with greater intention and a positive impact on community and the planet.

  • Speakers include:
    • Ann Dumaliang, Project Officer, Masungi Georeserve
    • Tin Mansinares, Provincial Tourism Officer, Negros Occidental
    • Gela Petines, CEO, Reef Nomads
    • Guido Sarreal, Co-founder, Kawil Tours
  • Moderated by:
    • Lyra Reyes, MUNI

MUNI Meetup on Zero Waste Living
6:00PM-7:30PM

How can we manage waste in our ecosystem and be part of creating a culture where bringing around reusables become commonplace? We want to show why it matters, and how you can do your part in tackling it — from composting, recycling, disposal of e-waste, to reducing the waste we create in the first place. Join us and our panel of creative advocates for zero waste living to find out how you can easily cut the crap.

  • Speakers include:
    • Bea Misa Crisostomo, Co-founder, Ritual
    • Ziggie Gonzales, Proponent, The Plastic Solution
    • Levin Frias, The E-Waste Project
    • Victoria Martires Cabo-Chan, Chairman, Zero Waste Philippines
  • Moderated by:
    • TBA

Other learning events during the weekend include:

APRIL 9, 2017 (Sunday)

Green Housekeeping Workshop by Messy Bessy
11:00AM-12:30PM
Get an introduction to keeping your home and family safe by learning about dangerous toxins that may actually be in your conventional cleaning products and get a sampler kit of non-toxic Messy Bessy cleaning products. The workshop will be conducted by Angiela Mae Deligero, who has been with Messy Bessy for 6 years since she started as a scholar beneficiary of Messy Bessy Helping Ourselves Program. She graduated cum laude from Manila Business College in 2015 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology, then moved on to become the Messy Bessy Corporate Sales Supervisor.

  • Workshop Fee is P250.00, which will serve as a donation to HOUSE Foundation Inc., and a Messy Bessy kit including: 1 Hand Care Duo, 1 Home Care Duo, 1 Toy Surface Cleaner 50ml, 1 Pocket Sanitizer 50ml and 1 Super Duo Baby.
  • Only 20 slots available.

Secure your slot by simply filling out the Google form below, deposit your payment to the account stated on the form, and send us proof of payment at events.muni@gmail.com by April 7, 2017.

Payment at the door will be P350, and slots will be prioritized for online registrants until 20 minutes before the MUNI Meetup begins.

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