January 1, 2017


One good thing I was able to take away from my 2015 adventure (Read:Project 25) is that my raw exposure to the vast coral reefs and beautiful mountains brewed a pure and motherly love for nature. I felt protective of it and it ignited a passionate and sincere fire inside of me – safe to say, it woke the environmentalist in me and I decided to take the first few steps towards a greener life.

As I climbed peaks, I saw plastic wrappers, cigarette butts, and water bottles people had left behind. Whilst snorkelling, I realized I was sharing the same water with used napkins and other floating debris. In 2015, I saw the world and I knew it was hurting. in 2016, I made it my goal to do all I can to protect it.

Although I was not able to write much about it, I’ve made certain lifestyle changes in 2016 that I plan to keep up this year. 

Interesting enough, Pantone has just announced its COLOR OF THE YEAR to be Greenery and defines it as a refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolic of new beginnings.

This is more than great news because it makes it easier for me to convince others to adopt the kind of life I am living now that the “trend” is out there in the open. It’s good that more people are taking steps towards more eco-friendly alternatives.

“As with the fresh new year, 2017 aims to healthier food resolutions and growing vegetarian trends. But most prominently, the yellow-green hue (specifically, Pantone) comments on the concept of “environment.” - Forbes

In my case, I believe that the most significant change in my life is significantly reducing my consumption of single-use plastics. I take a water bottle with me 24/7 and have been refusing straws. I always have a reusable, expandable bag for unexpected grocery trips. In terms of skin care, I’ve veered away from most store bought cosmetics and started experimenting on natural and/or home-made options.  I walk more. I commute more. It’s all affected me in a positive way. I will write and elaborate more on these in future posts, I promise. For now, I hope this kick-starts your own journey to Greenery.