Living, Eco-friendly Style: It’s time to Act Now

A poignant story of a relationship between man and the earth that ends in tragedy is basically the story of our life. Every single day, we contribute to destroying our very own planet without even noticing it. And it comes from a series of choices – down from the clothes we wear, the food we consume and up to even the transportation we choose. A single disposal of plastic each day can cause a stressful impact on the biosphere. Do you want to take part in the dreadful act of earthly destruction? I didn’t think so. But the great thing is that there are still some things we could do to live and eco-friendly lifestyle.



Starting small means doing the best you can to help from your home, school or workplace. Recycle. Recycle. Recycle is key. For some, a simple act of replacing their usual plastic bags with eco-bags for their groceries would yield great things. But recycling encompasses a lot more. By not throwing out what you think is already junk and instead finding something useful to do with it will help you clean up your place and the environment at an awesome time and rate. There are plenty of tool hacks you could do. For instance, turning old soda bottles into flowerpots could help you find ways to channel out your creativity and gardening! Easy to-do projects are all over the Internet. All you need to do is google a particular time and you’ll have the best ideas.


Speaking of gardening, you could also try to vamp up a small space for personal greens you can keep at home. Planting a tree could supply enough oxygen for years. You can either plant that or keep small greens in pots as our own mission to help sieve the air. Besides, keeping a small garden will teach you how to compost using things you would normally toss out like kitchen waste, newspaper and other retentive materials!


Instead of spending all your energy and effort buying a ridiculously expensive piece, why not consider the “buy nothing” motto and simply make or befriend someone who could help you make your personalized choice of clothes? Going to thrift stores is also a good way to begin. There are less expensive and fashionable finds when you have the persistence and the eye! Patronizing thrift stores is also like recycling. You need not to buy new things, instead find treasure in what can still be used.


Make it a habit to befriend a neighbor who could skillfully fix your broken table for you. Repairing broken household furniture or pieces of appliance is the best way to help save money, energy and time. If you have the time, try learning new house skills as well so you can have your own self to depend on when times get rough.


These days, lots if home developers are considering green living when building their residential projects. Live in a nurturing environment where you can maximize your outdoor living space without risking your health and those of your surroundings. Invest in eco-friendly home décor accessories that are created using recyclable materials. Stick with this concept and keep it. Good thing there is Empire East. A real estate developer credited for building city homes at the best locations and with the added advantage of green living. Empire East is known for its Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) or homes that are directly connected to main transportation systems like the MRT and LRT. This way, they have the option to use these transits and emit less carbon footprints in their lifetime. Their current projects also have pocket gardens and sky gardens with a huge amount of open space to actively pursue a green, livable and sustainable life.


Strengthen your relationship with nature at Mango Tree Residences! An Italian inspired garden community, located at San Juan City specifically along M. Paterno corner Ledesma Sts. This two-tower residential community is inhabited by homegrown mango trees giving a vintage charm in your home. Have refreshing retreat everyday at Mango Tree Residences with its unique amenities such as an al fresco lounge, a yoga station, a garden deck and so much more. Call 810-3333 or email