Many folks are interested in taking steps to reduce their environmental footprint and to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. The main challenge is knowing where to start. The secret to success when starting to incorporate greener choices into your day to day is to start small, keep it simple, maintain your momentum and build over time. Here are three simple steps to help you start your sustainable lifestyle. 

Revamp Your Recycling 




We all know that we should recycle our boxes, bottles and cans. But if you're ready to step up your sustainability game, then it's time to complete the cycle for more of your household goods. Batteries, printer cartridges and electronics can all be recycled, it's just not as convenient because there isn't a big truck driving up to your home every week to collect them for you. But making the most of your city's recycling services doesn't have to be complicated. It just takes thirty seconds of initiative to do the research. You can do this! Sit down at the computer, search recycle my electronics Toronto and take the next step towards a green lifestyle now! 

Wind Down the Waste 

Reducing your food waste is one of the most impactful ways to lower your environmental footprint, and there are many ways to achieve this simple win! Options include freezing your perishables before they go bad, using leftover vegetables and veggie scraps to make stocks and broths and composting any organic waste you can't put to other uses. 

Monitor Your Meat 

Another great way to kick off your sustainability initiative is to cut down on greenhouse gas-intensive food products like meat and dairy. Don't be intimidated! You don't have to become a vegan overnight. Start out by picking one day a week to go meatless, and build from there. 
Congratulations! With these three simple decisions, you're already making a difference. Remember, start with one achievable goal at a time, maintain momentum and grow as you can! 


The Crimson Hotel Filinvest City added sparkle to the season during the kick-off of its holiday festivities at the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony last November 7, 2019. 

The hotel’s annual tradition was graced by corporate partners, local community, media and representatives from the partner organizations for Crimson Hotel’s CSR program. The tree lighting was led by General Manager Gerhard Doll and joined by Chroma Hospitality executives such as James Montenegro, Ria Jareno, Carmela Bocanegra, Sunish Sadasivan, Jeng Ricalde, and Ann Marie Imperial, Filinvest Hotel’s Nancy Rivera, and their CSR partners represented by Felix Daydora of Gawad Kalinga and Melissa de Leon of Project Pink Support Group. The audience shimmered with joy as the adorable students of OB Montessori Center Primary and Intermediate Angels’ Choir and Acts Manila Ballet performed the season’s gleeful and joyous musical ensemble.  

A glimmering festive wonderland with opulent Christmas tree festooned by brilliant lights and sparkling ornaments at the hotel’s Gallery was revealed during the revelry. Creative installations made out of recycled materials such as plastic, paper, metal, and wood by the upcycling artist Jevie Pagpaguitan also became the highlight of the celebration. 
 
To add more meaning to the season of giving, Crimson Hotel also launched its expanded CSR program for the year 2020. Dubbed as “Crimson Action Reaching Everyone” or CARE, the program aims to direct volunteer efforts and initiatives to support the community in the South Metro. Its partner for community social action is Gawad Kalinga, Stagezero by Project Pink Support Group for healthcare and awareness, while ABS-CBN Bantay Kalikasan and Green Antz for environment and sustainability. A portion of the proceeds from Crimson Hotel’s festive promotions will aid in sustaining these causes.

For a dazzling festive get together with family and friends, Crimson Hotel prepared special treats, heart-warming flavors, and cheerful experiences to make the guests’ holiday staycation shine with joy. The “Home for the Holidaze” staycation packages start at P6,200 net while the Christmas Eve Room Packages start at P10,3888 net. Rates include an overnight stay, breakfast buffet, Santa’s Welcome Amenity, Christmas Surprise Room Setup, and Shopping credits for kids at the Christmas Goodies Corner.

Café Eight restaurant offers fabulous food and beverage selections, and bountiful feasts perfect for the occasion. Overindulge with a star-studded selection of menus on Christmas Eve, brunch and dinner. The Lobby Lounge serves a holiday-inspired afternoon tea with sparkling wine, local delicacies such as ‘puto bumbong’, ‘bibingka’ and other native Filipino desserts. Share some Christmas cheers with the hotel’s Santa goodies and holiday hampers. In December, there will be Christmas carols and kiddie activities to fill up the hotel with more memorable moments.

For more information on holiday promos or reservations, please visit the official website at http://www.crimsonhotel.com/manila/ or call (02) 8863-2222.



After taking the party to 12 venues, SM Supermarket and Savemore Market put a fitting exclamation point to end this year’s awesome Kid City run. SM Supermarket and Savemore held the Kid City Grand Finale at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall filling the whole area with shops, rides, activities, food stalls, and more. The fun and excitement went on for two days from September 21 to 22 because a day for the huge finale just wasn’t enough. It’s definitely the biggest kiddie party anyone has ever seen!

So much to do, so much to see

Kid City Grand Finale didn’t fall short of fun games, exciting prizes, cool activities, cooking demos and surprise special guests. Kids went crazy over Lakbay Museo’s fun displays, Tom’s World’s rides, SM Sports & Leisure Center VR and hoops, The Nest’s five playhouses, SM Storyland, SM By the Bay Amusement Park, and SM Sky Ranch.

Kids have a blast with Tom and Joy of Tom’s World. 


Kids play fun and exciting games courtesy of Delimondo and other favorite brands.    
Development at full blast with Enfagrow at SM Kid City 2019. 

And it didn’t stop there. The launch was made even more spectacular when with special guests like Celebrity Actress Kyline Alcantara, Social Media Star Jelai Andres and Super Mom Mariz Ricketts.  The event was filled with back-to-back mascot appearances of SM Markets’ Cassie, Pororo, Capt. Fresh, Princess Shine, Woody, Buzz, Koko, Chuckie, TJ, Spammie, Tom and Joy of Tom’s World, and more!

Kyline Alcantara gets close and personal with the fans. 
Everyone’s favourites in one huge party


SM Markets partnered with [WU1] Huggies, Johnson’s Baby, Pampers, Enfagrow A+ 4, Jack & Jill, Nestle, Alaska, Maggi, Purefoods, Knorr, Argentina, 555, Century Tuna, Hunt’s Pork & Beans, Papa, Ajinomoto, Federated Distributors Inc., Barilla, Nextrade Philippines, Clara Ole, Delimondo, Lady’s Choice, American Garden, Alaska Crema, Marca Piña, and Young’s Town for Kid City 2019.
Worry-free fun is always a guarantee with Pampers at SM Kid City 2019     

Mariz Ricketts and Ronnie Rickets shared new and exciting recipes to try at home    
Moms and kids have fun with Lionel and Ellie of StoryLand at Kid City 2019. 
Rides galore from Story Land at Kid City Grand Finale. 
SM Markets’ CAssie having fun with shoppers at Kid City.    
Woody and Buzz Lightyear join the fun at Kid City finale
Children enjoy VR games and hoops courtesy of SM Leisure.  
A great intro to food shopping at play houses in SM Kid City 2019.    
Chef Eric Magtanong and Marie De Leon of Maggi host a fun game for moms and kids. 
SM Supermarket gave Kid City goers event-exclusive deals that’s perfect for moms, dads, and the kids. What’s more, shopping and going around booths meant access to play areas, exciting freebies, and chances to take home instant prizes. Talk about a major bargain! And with rides, games, activities, celebrities, and shopping, taking over the Music Hall during the weekend, Kid City 2019 went out with a bang and a promise of even bigger things to come next year.

Johnson’s Pirates and Princesses have fun too at SM Kid City Grand Finale. 

Jelai Andres performs for the crowd at SM Supermarket Kid City Grand Finale at SM MOA. 

Captain Fresh, SM Markets’ CAssie, Princess Shine, and Super AL spread cheer at SM Supermarket’s Kid City Grand Finale. 

Celebrity guest Kyline Alcantara with the fans at SM Kid City Grand Finale.    

Children enjoy VR games and hoops courtesy of SM Leisure.  
Having fun with the giant building blocks at SM Kid City 2019.    















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