Why sustainability is more than a trend

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Living sustainably is being more mindful about the impact that people’s decisions — from the food we eat to the clothes we wear — have on communities and the environment. Photo from MUNI/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — Earlier this year, it was reported that sea levels are rapidly rising because of climate change. Multinational companies such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft have quickly responded by making sustainability a priority within their institutions.

In the Philippines, a company called MUNI is addressing climate change by advocating for living a sustainable lifestyle. “It's our goal to just share ideas and create a community that can empower people to think more critically about how they shop, eat, travel, and do business,” says Jen Horn, founder of MUNI.

Horn emphasises the power of community, of being able to gather like-minded people and move the conversation on sustainability forward. She says that during MUNI Meet-ups, they are able to gather people from various sectors to share and discuss best practices on being more mindful about the impact that people’s decisions — from the food we eat to the clothes we wear — have on communities and the environment.

“It can't just be environmentalists talking amongst themselves, or the development workers talking amongst themselves, or entrepreneurs talking amongst themselves,” she says. “It's about this inner cross-pollination of ideas.”

Learn about MUNI Meet-ups here: