Lifestyle Tips — social responsibility

What is a Social Enterprise?

The co-founders of The Good Store with some of the local social entrepreneurs and community partners.   A 2015 report by The British Council describes the social enterprise scene in the Philippines as vibrant and growing. As early as 2007, there were already 30,000 registered social enterprises in the country as stated in the report. Ms. Maria Angela Flores of the PH British Council notes that the majority of these social enterprises are product or commodity-based. It is in these sentiments that they have founded the I am a Changemaker Social Enterprise Competition in 2009. Through that program, they were...

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4 Upcycled Products by Empowered Women

We’ve always known about “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” from our early Science classes when we talk about saving the environment. But in the past few years we hear about upcycling and somehow it doesn’t fit the equation of the Three Rs which we used to know.  A quick Google search will give us a definition of upcycle, which is to “reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.” Upcycling is a form of recycling, where products which can already be put to waste are given a...

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5 Starter Tips for a Zero-Waste Sustainable Lifestyle

Now that you have a better picture of how urgently this plastic pollution issue needs to be addressed, we've rounded up a few simple suggestions to help you sustain a zero-waste lifestyle.

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