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As of 12:35AM, June 25 (Saturday)

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Human Nature

I’ve been a user of hand sanitizers for such a long time, so I got bothered when I read about how some anti-bacterial ingredients, like Triclosan, can be bad.  And then I was introduced to Human Nature by my mom.  I began to research, and well, I am now a regular customer.

But it doesn’t just stop with the hand sanitizers.  I also use their hand soap, their lip balm, facial wash, massage oil, and their foundation.  I love that they only use natural ingredients, and they even have a lengthy explanation on what “natural” means.   In their website, they also listed the bad chemicals that they’ve replaced with natural and organic ingredients.

What I love most about Human Nature is their philosophy with the three core principles of being PRO-POOR, PRO-PHILIPPINES, and PRO-ENVIRONMENT.  They employ people from Gawad Kalinga communities , they only use natural ingredients, and as much as possible, all materials and ingredients come from the Philippines.  Such an eco-ethical company!

Check out their online store!  I highly recommend their hand sanitizers and hand soaps!

Inspiring TED Talk: Inspiring a Life of Immersion

A very inspiring talk by Jacqueline Novogratz where she tells stories of inspiring people she met over the the years.

Run and Help the Cancer Warriors Foundation

Got this from the Cancer Warriors Foundation mailing list:

Run&Help 2011 – For the benefit of the Cancer Warriors Foundation!

Event details:

  • April 3, 2011
  • 3k/5k/10k
  • The Piazza, McKinley Hill Town Center, Taguig City

Registration details:

  • Starts on March 1, 2011!
  • Registration fee : P550.00 (inclusive of race packet and dri-fit shirt) **20pesos of every registration goes to the foundation
  • Official registration center : Digital Exchange, 3rd level, Glorietta 3 (near TGIF – Friday’s)

JRS Express Delivery:

  • Fill out registration form clearly.
  • Indicate complete delivery address to avoid losses. If living in a condominium, instruct lobby guards to accept package upon delivery.
  • Pay thru BPI S/A 4089 0189 49, with account name MAR SPORTS & EVENTSCONSULTANCY.
  • Delivery charge is (P70.00). One pack can accommodate up to FIVE registrants. For one to five registrants, pay P70.00 only.
  • Fax registration form and deposit slip thru (0632) 3646201
  • Call or send an SMS thru (0917) 3928343 for confirmation. Packs will be delivered at your door.
  • Orders with unsigned waivers and no contact information will not be processed.
  • Write your e-mail address clearly.

Organized by ADVERTISING & EVENTS MANILA | 73 William Shaw, Caloocan City | Mobile: (0917) 3928343  or (0918) 4674206 | Facsimile: (0632) 3646201 | Email : Maryanne.ringor@yahoo.com

Please help spread the word!

7-11’s Biodegradable Plastic Bags

7-11 is green! 7-11 was one of the first establishments that used biodegradable plastic bags. They’ve been using them even before Ondoy. After Ondoy, they donated bags to Angel Brigade, which were used to pack food and toiletries and other donations.  That was a LOT of bags!   I remember volunteering for Angel Brigade and working with those plastic bags for hours!  I think that really helped in making me more conscious of the plastic bags that I was using.

For distribution!

Donations for deployment!

One of the concerns with donations is the disposal of the trash afterwards.  There were A LOT of donations, which meant A LOT of plastic bags.  But with the bags from 7-11, we didn’t worry anymore.  At least the bags will decompose right away (as opposed to being there for… 100 years?) and they won’t clog drainages and contribute to environmental pollution. (Now that I think about it, I should have a separate entry on biodegradable plastic bags…)

So, kudos to 7-11, for going green early on.

Skydive For Life and Cancer Warriors Foundation

James and Elvin

We were finally able to hand over the Skydive For Life check to James Auste, the founder and head of the Cancer Warriors Foundation. Elvin and I met with him last February 16 at Greenbelt 3. We were able to collect P86,080 from those who pledged. I’m hoping that we can still collect the rest, another P7,000-P10,000.

We all talked for a while, and James gave us a lot of information about the cancer situation in the Philippines.  The survival rate is way below 50%, while in first world countries, the survival rate can be as high as 80%.   The group is now nationwide, with cells in many cities from Luzon to Mindanao.  The Batangas chapter, or cell as he preferred to call it, has the highest survival rate in the country, which is 77%.

He explained that Cancer Warriors needs the following the most: donations, fundraising activities, and awareness.

Quotes from Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”


“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”

I really believe in this.

Baby Love – Valentine’s Celebration at Concordia Children’s Services

Reinaldo Mia

This is the second year that we celebrated Valentine’s Day with the babies of Concordia Children’s Services.  A good friend, Kate, thought of it last year – she was thinking of how she can spend Valentine’s with her husband.  Then she invited friends, including me, and “the rest is history”.

Mini Stop going green!


More green good news! (Or is it good green news?)  Mini Stop is already using biodegradable plastic bags! That’s A LOT of plastic bags. I’m a happy camper!

I hope more and more establishments follow suit!

Rustan’s Green Initiatives

I was really impressed with Shopwise/Rustan’s Supermarket when they first came out with their reusable bag program, where you get double points when you use their reusable bags, which are sold for P99.  They launched this way before everyone else.  However, I always wondered when they would replace their plastic bags with biodegradable ones.  It used to frustrate me that so many plastic bags were used at any given day – only a few customers would use the reusable bags.  (I would really be overjoyed when I’d see someone else using reusable bags – no kidding.) It took them a long time, but yes, they are now using biodegradable plastic bags!


Rustan’s Department Store is also going green. They are now using very thin paper bags.


I love it when companies go green, because of the huge impact. Imagine how many (non-biodegradable) plastic bags have been avoided with their decision to shift – we’re talking about thousands of bags! That’s a lot!

Yay for Rustan’s. I hope other companies will start going green as well and be conscious of the environmental impact of their practices.

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