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Showing posts from March, 2016

Banana Peel's Earth Hour Collection

Need new flip flops? Consider getting a pair (or two!:P) from the Earth Hour Collection of Banana Peel, one of the Philippines' leading flip flops brand. These pretty, nature-inspired designs feature glow-in-the-dark straps made from eco-friendly and non-harmful materials. 
Aside from having a nice pair of comfy slippers (Been wearing mine for three weeks now and I'm very satisfied!), you also get the chance to support a worthwhile cause! Each purchase will help Banana Peel and their conservation partner, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Philippines), deploy  solar lamps to families in the remote  town of Monreal, Masbate  so they can have a more sustainable and safer alternative source of light, other than using the more hazardous, kerosene lamps.  Banana Peel sent me two designs, "Bouquet" and  "Punda Millia". It couldn't have come at a better time because my old favorite pair of slippers, which has served me well, had just given up one me. :P 
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Urban Adventure : Tree Trekking with Haribon

I get a high just walking around, staring at plants and trees - whether I'm in the city or out on a hike.  This year however, my admiration to nature has really grown. The feeling is oddly familiar, like developing an attraction to a friend where you suddenly develop a need to know almost every  detail about them - at least, that's how it is for me. :P 
Last February 27, I joined an urban tree trek organized by Haribon Foundation, the Philippines' pioneering environmental  organization. The activity, dubbed as "3Ts  Tree Trek" is part of the group's campaign to raise awareness on the importance of native trees. The Ts, stand for Tree, Trek and Tag, an event where participants are taught how to identify native trees and its role in biodiversity (the existence of the variety of plants and animals  in an environment).  You don't need to have a specific background or be part of an organization. You just have to be quick to sign-up! Event calendars are usually …