Join us on September 30 at Batala Bar (some photos below), as we bring you a back-to-back series of MUNI Meetups to talk trash and cut the crap!
Fashion is such a fast moving industry, where trends and styles are within arm’s reach. However, we do not realize the impact of fast fashion and how this is something we can control ourselves. We can easily do this by being more aware of what we purchase: what material it’s made of, where it’s from, how it’s made.
#MUNIonThis: A 2015 study in Science journal estimates millions of tons of plastic waste get dumped into our oceans annually, with middle-income nations, including the Philippines, among the top contributors. Furthermore, trash generated by Philippine cities is expected to increase by 165% in 2025.
But by conscious individual action to go “zero waste” in how we consume and dispose of things everyday, and collective action to enact proper solid waste management and waste reduction in our communities, we can change that figure.
Here are just some ways we can help get you started with a Zero Waste Lifestyle at the upcoming MUNI Market on April 8-9 at Capitol Commons!
We’ve always wanted to promote simple yet significant ways individuals can contribute to improving their communities and the planet. And when we found out about The Plastic Solution, we immediately knew it was an initiative we’d want to support.
Our first MUNI Meetup for the year kicks off with a FREE community gathering for cause-driven creatives and entrepreneurs, in collaboration with Berlin-based social enterprise enabler The DO School!
At our upcoming meetup, we’re gathering eco-preneurs, environmentalists, creatives and advocates for an evening on sharing different ways to approach design more conscientiously, from idea and design, to product development and marketing.
Today, it only takes two weeks to get the latest trend from the runway to the racks. Fast Fashion is characterized by low-priced clothing, with up to 12 collections released in one year to encourage consumers to check out new styles and buy more to keep up with the trend.
Fast Fashion: The Dark Side of Fashion, a traveling exhibit curated by Dr. Claudia Banz of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg, highlights the price paid by society and by the planet in that short two-week cycle.
This month, we spark a conversation on “Creativity & The Brain” by asking: What are our brain’s defaults, and how might we build good brain muscles to mindfully overcome them? How can we get manage self-defeating thoughts, creative blocks, and brain hyperactivity in order to focus, center ourselves and put our best, most meaningful work out there? Check out our interdisciplinary lineup of featured guests!
In the same way we try to detox and declutter our bodies, our physical spaces and our life priorities to lead our ideal lives, building a unique brand is a process of stripping away the non-essentials until you’re down to the core of what you want to communicate to the people you want to reach.
On 2 Saturday mornings in September, in an effort to serve the cause-driven creatives in the MUNI community, we will be piloting “Detox, Declutter & Design for Organizations” – a series of intimate, interactive mindful workshops, starting with storytelling workshops together with seasoned storytellers Niña Terol & Serious Studio.