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The Psychology of Creating A Waste-Free World – Part 1


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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…)

Environment, Shopping & Consumption, Zero waste

Meet Zero Waste Advocates at MUNI Meetup on July 1 at Roots Katipunan!


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At MUNI Market 2017 last April 8-9, we put together a modified version of our usual MUNI Meetups, one of them being on zero waste.

On July 1, 3-6PM at Roots Katipunan, get the chance to better interact with some zero waste advocates, learn how to fit it into your own lifestyle and share some of your own tips and tricks!

We’ll make this a lot more interactive, and joining us for this meetup will be some of the friends from our community: Bea Misa Crisostomo of Ritual, the ladies of Sinaya Cup, Hannah & Adrian of Tinkerknot, and more to be announced! This meetup will be led and moderated by MUNI Ambassador Julia Motoomull, together with MUNI founder Jen Horn. (more…)

Articles, Environment, Food & Travel

Responsible Travel at the MUNI Market 2017


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#MUNIonThis: There are close to 1 billion international tourists in the first 9 months of 2016 alone and the numbers for the first few months of 2017 posted a sustained growth of 8% for Asia and the Pacific. In the Philippines, over 600,000 international arrivals have been recorded for January – a 16% increase from January 2016.

That is 600,000 more people exploring the Philippines just for the first month of the year; fueling the economy, using up resources, taking up space, interacting with locals, and generally leaving their mark (visible or not) in the country.

And we don’t even have numbers for domestic travellers, yet.

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Articles, Food & Travel, Urban Design & Mobility

Beating Manila Traffic at MUNI Market 2017


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#MUNIonThis: On the average, a commuter in Metro Manila spends 1,000 hours each year on the road. Commuters in well-planned cities in other parts of the world, however, spend only about 300 hours per year. It means Manila commuters are forced to waste 700 hours—or almost a month—in vehicles trapped on congested roads.

More so, results of a study conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency reveal that the Philippines would lose Php 6 billion daily due to traffic by 2030. That’s a lot of money that could already fund social services like hospital care, additional classrooms, and wage increase. (more…)