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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…)

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Learning Events at MUNI Market 2017 on April 8-9


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Ever 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)

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Articles, Environment, Food & Travel

#HowIFly Beyond Single-Serve Tourism: Environmentally and Culturally Mindful Travel


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“Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They’re single-serving friends,” said the Narrator in cult movie Fight Club.

When we travel many of us tend to think single-mindedly about the sights we ought to go to, the things we ought to see, eat or do, the social media posts we ought to make, but oftentimes, this socially developed travel habit takes away from us appreciating a place as it is, and experiencing things as they come.

The beauty of travel lies in serendipity of chance encounters, having more meaningful interactions with those we meet, and developing deeper solidarity with locals to retain what is good and beautiful in their land, sea and culture. (more…)

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Cultivating Habits for Mindful Living at MUNI Market 2016


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#MUNIonThis: Have you ever wanted to make more positive changes in your life but just didn’t know where to start, didn’t have compelling enough reasons to commit to change (yet), or didn’t know who to ask?

Depending on where we are in our lives, or what our priorities may be, the pursuit of a more mindful life may begin in one area, whether in your diet, your style, or other otherwise unnoticed habits in our lifestyle.

Whatever your initial reasons are for exploring more mindful lifestyle choices, we’ve made sure that there’s something for everyone to see and discover at the MUNI Market to prove that these changes are beneficial, admirable, and relatively easy, especially when armed with the right information.

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