As we continue to welcome the new year with enthusiasm, let’s make 2024 a year of positive change, starting with habits that are good for both you and the planet.🌏

Here are some simple tips to kickstart your sustainable journey:

Alam mo bang ipinagdiriwang ang #ZeroWasteMonth every January? Pero let’s not stop the celebration there—make 2024 the year you continue to explore a zero-waste lifestyle!  Say goodbye to single-use plastics by always bringing reusable bags, water bottles, and tumblers whenever you go out. Support zero waste businesses and initiatives like Kuha sa Tingi where you can purchase essential products such as dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent at a very affordable price by bringing your refillable containers.

 🧴 Say goodbye to single-use plastics by always keeping your reusable bags, water bottles, and tumblers handy. By committing to a plastic-free lifestyle in our daily lives, we are setting a good example not only to other people but most especially to businesses and corporations to drastically reduce their plastic packaging and shift to more sustainable systems like reuse and refill.

A store owner refills a container with fabric softener as part of the “Kuha Sa Tingi” project
© Basilio Sepe / Greenpeace

  🚰 Speaking of refillables, did you know that there are several reuse and refill initiatives in the Philippines that you may opt for instead of buying single-use plastics and sachets? In Quezon City and San Juan, they have “Kuha sa Tingi where you can purchase essential products such as dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent at a very affordable price by bringing your refillable containers. It’s a simple yet impactful way to reduce plastic waste and promote a sustainable lifestyle.

Ayon sa balita, ang 2023 ang pinakamainit na taon sa buong mundo! 🫠 Isang paalala tungkol sa lumalalang climate crisis. The shift from “global warming” to “global boiling” underscores the urgency of our situation. Stronger storms, rising sea levels, and more extreme weather events are among the consequences we face. It’s a call to action for us all.

   ☀️ Conserve Energy and Embrace Renewables: Unplug chargers and electronic devices when not in use. Switching to energy-efficient appliances and LED bulbs is a great way to reduce carbon footprint. Advocate for policies supporting climate justice and a swift, equitable transition to renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

Mobility Week in Malabon.
Car-Free Day celebration at Malabon City
© Basilio Sepe / Greenpeace

   🚴‍♂️ Choose Green Transportation: Whenever possible, opt for biking, walking, or public transport. It’s not just good for the environment but also your health!

Our cities play an important role in shaping a sustainable future due to their significant environmental, social, and economic impacts. Making cities livable and lovable is vital for the well-being of people and the environment.

Placemaking Activity in Pasig. © Leo Sabangan / Greenpeace
Photo of a child in a location within Pasig City, proposed for improvement as part of a community-led placemaking activity.
© Leo Sabangan / Greenpeace

   🌳 Participate in Community Initiatives: Engage in local environmental initiatives such as placemaking, cleanup events, tree plantings, and community gardens, to contribute to a cleaner and greener city.  

 🚶‍♀️ Support Local: Explore your local community by frequenting farmers’ markets, local sustainable businesses, and community events. It helps build a sense of community and reduces the environmental impact of long-distance transportation.


Remember, these changes may seem small, but collectively, they contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. Let’s make 2024 a year of positive habits that benefit us and Mother Earth. 💚

BONUS TIPS FROM GREENPEACE SUPPORTERS!

From Mario R: We can collect fruit seeds, spread them, and let them grow.

Violet I: The benefits of tree planting include a healthier future and society, with a particular focus on improved mental health for people. Trees also help combat climate change and air pollution.

Jet O: Practice organic farming.

Roland Q: In addition to recycling, we can advocate for waste segregation and composting.

And perhaps most importantly, Andrew S reminds us to “Never grow weary in doing good!”


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