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5 Steps to Living an Organic Lifestyle

October 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Green Exchange

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Over the past few years, there has been buzz about “going green” or “going organic”. This movement has been receiving a lot of attention and getting further hyped up by the endorsement of celebrities. With all the attention it has been getting and all the overload of information about “going green”, making this lifestyle change might seem too intimidating for a lot of people to get started. Fortunately, we don’t have to change overnight.

Here are 5 steps to start living an organic lifestyle:

DECIDE NOW. Living an organic lifestyle means making the commitment to choose what is best for our bodies and the environment. You will be surprised with the benefits that come with this big step forward.

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START SMALL. The first thing you should remember is that you don’t have to go organic all at once; it all starts out with making small changes in our daily lives. Start with one, two or five small steps. We suggest you start with your Basic 5:  rice (since that’s almost 50% of what we eat everyday), cooking oil, eggs, sweetener and salt.

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PRECYCLE. A lot of people are already aware of recyling. Why not precycle? Caring for the environment means being less wasteful of resources and you can do this by preventing waste even before it happens. By reducing, reusing and buying consciously, we minimize waste, conserve resources and save money.

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BUY LOCAL. Buy your produce locally. There are weekend flea markets all over Metro Manila. Get to know the local farmers and producers in flea markets and buy from them.

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BUY ORGANIC. Going organic also means showing concern for the people who are involved in the process of making such products (i.e. the organic farmers). When we purchase organic products, we are helping the organic farmers sustain their livelihood by supporting their jobs. In the long run, the increase in the demand for organic products means the decrease in the prices, too! We look forward to that day when the price of organic products are the same, if not cheaper, than commercially produced counterparts.

Whether you are living in or out of the city, in a house or a condo, you can do these suggestions – one step at a time.

Can you suggest other “small steps” to living an organic lifestyle?

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