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RL Tips: Eco-friendly Ideas for your Home

Writer Jennifer Adriano-Martinez talks about choosing sustainable options for your personal space

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Last week, I called my husband at work and asked him to pick up a few things from the supermarket: eggs, milk and coffee. "Cage-free eggs, organic milk and fair-trade certified coffee only," I reminded him. After I hung up, I was certain he'd diligently look for each item, even though it might take him twice the amount of time than grabbing the store brand.

My husband and I are "light green"-average consumers who have tweaked their lifestyle and reformatted their habits, with the simple aim of reducing their carbon footprint. Our efforts may seem superficial to the darker green eco-warriors, who freecycle, lobby for policy change and only eat food grown within a 100-mile radius of their home. Nonetheless, we have morphed into born-again environmentalists. Deluged by an outpouring of media dedicated to greening one's lifestyle, we find ourselves reassessing just about every choice we make in our daily lives.

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Read the original article ("Project Greenlight”) in the May 2008 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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