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MUNI Meetup: Zero Waste Ways in Business on Nov. 11 at BGC

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We had an overwhelming, humbling turnout at the last MUNI Meetup, and we’re all the more encouraged to keep bringing people together to share lessons and insights, and more importantly, support each other as we journey towards an increasingly mindful life and a more sustainable world.

Join us on November 11, 2-6PM at the 2/F Globe Tower in BGC, as we bring you a more interactive MUNI Meetup on Zero Waste Ways in Business, together with Globe myBusiness.

We’re looking for entrepreneurs / business owners, employees in larger corporations, CSR practitioners, sustainability advocates, and engaged citizen-consumers! (more…)

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MUNI Travels to Negros: A mindful travel experience on March 9-14, 2018

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This coming March 9-14, 2018, we are creating a transformative 6D/5N experience in Negros Occidental for a small group of ~8-12 intrepid travelers. Think MUNI Meetup on wheels! Visit places, meet people, learn new things, create meaningful connections. (Read on and apply to join the trip here.)

#MUNIonThis: A large part of living a more mindful, sustainable life is choosing to spend on enriching experiences vs. stuff.

Undoubtedly, travel is a large part of that, especially for our generation where seat sale alerts and travel deals abound, where we have all these guide books or online resources, checklists of sights for Instagram-worthy stories, posts and selfies to show our friends how well-traveled we are and how enviable our lives can be.

How can we change this checklist travel mindset?

While we don’t see travelers necessarily cutting back on their flights, or airlines switching from fossil fuels just yet, we do see that there are opportunities to create a travel experience that positively impacts both the traveler and the locals (human, flora and fauna) alike. (more…)

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6 Zero Waste Travel Tips from an Island Manager and a Solo Female Traveler

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#MUNIonThis: If we are not more mindful, travel can be one of our most environmentally disruptive activities, shared Dave Albao, Executive Director of the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation Inc. (PRRCFI), the organization behind the conservation and management of Danjugan Island, during the MUNI Meetup on Zero Waste Ways in Travel last September 30, 2017.

Dave invited us to consider that when we visit another place, we expect entertainment and demand convenience, and in that process, we create shifts in cultural norms and natural landscapes.

However, have you wondered what life (and island “development” and sanitation) was like in Boracay before its nightlife came to be? Or what the feeding and migratory patterns of the butanding (whale sharks) were before people flocked Oslob to see them? (more…)

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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…)