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Conscious Consumerism won’t save the world — not alone


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A while back, a post entitled “Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world,” was circulating the internet, catching the attention of some friends and colleagues.

Naturally, as someone who touts “conscious consumption” or “responsible consumption” (so actively that I started to build the MUNI community around the idea), I was tagged by several friends who shared the post, curious as to what I had to say, given that it challenged a cause that I championed (and simultaneously challenged as well) since 2012.

The article touches on these salient points: (more…)

Articles, Design & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Events, Food & Travel, Shopping & Consumption, Upcoming Events, Zero waste

MUNI Meetup: Zero Waste Ways at Home and in Travel on Sept. 30 at Batala Bar


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As a result of MUNI Community interest in Zero Waste Living, coming from our first meetup on the topic at the MUNI Market last April, to our second one last July, and the desire to discover more practical, actionable ways to live with less waste…we bring you this upcoming meetup!

Join us on September 30 at Batala Bar (see photos below), as we bring you a back-to-back series of MUNI Meetups to talk trash and cut the crap!

We’ll be sharing practical solutions to reduce waste at home (from cleaning to composting), and outside of the home – when you travel. 🙂 (more…)

Articles, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Food & Travel, Shopping & Consumption, Zero waste

How To Create a Waste-free Travel Experience


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#MUNIonThis:

Our impact as travelers begins before we set foot in a destination, and well after we have left it.

Zero Waste Ways in Travel + Impacts of Plastic Pollution

When travelers think of Responsible Travel or “Sustainable Tourism”, we try to look for experiences, operators or accommodations that have sustainable practices, support local communities, conserve environments, protect wildlife, etc. One of the visible issues every tourism stakeholder (whether traveler, tour operator, accommodation or destination) can relate to is plastic waste. (more…)

Articles, Environment, Shopping & Consumption

The Cost of Convenience vs. Zero Waste Living


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#MUNIonThis: Do we really need everything we “need”? This is a question we asked attendees at the MUNI Meetup on Zero Waste Living last July 1 at ROOTS Katipunan, with our guest moderators Gela Petines of Reef Nomads, Bea Crisostomo of Ritual, Raki Talan of Sinaya Cup, and Hannah & Adrian of Tinkerknot.

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With all the media and advertising using emotions to encourage us to buy stuff because they can make us feel happier, more desirable, and more fulfilled, we need more mindfulness and discernment to figure out what society wants us to want vs. what we actually value and what truly brings us closer to our ideal world.

At the MUNI Meetup, we also aimed to specifically spark a discussion on the impact of single-use plastic, how much we really “need” it, and what we can do to change that perception and the unconscious behavior that comes with it. (more…)

Articles, Environment, Founder's Diary, Mind & Body, Zero waste

The Psychology of Creating A Waste-Free World


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#MUNIonThis: Not everyone has a fiery zeal to protect the planet, and environmentalists can often be met with strange stares by their peers.

Many people can’t quite imagine having to bring around reusable receptacles and containers whenever they step out of the house. They can’t imagine never buy new clothes or gadgets again, etc. And now, they just don’t have enough time to DIY everything or enough money to bulk buy everything.

Some planet crusaders can take things to an extreme that other people find hard relating to. So how can we make this matter to people so that they care and act accordingly? (more…)