Creating your own green space

More than ever, people are drawn to make greener choices in the way they live. With so many tips on how to shift to a greener lifestyle, it is so easy to get confused. Loyd Martinez, AVP for Human Resource for SM Investments Corporation, started with a simple step – greening his personal space.


How can a newbie shift
to a greener lifestyle?


When Loyd made a conscious shift to a greener lifestyle, he first felt intimidated and overwhelmed. It meant unlearning many things he has gotten used to. So, he started by creating an inspiring green space for himself – his condo unit.

“Green living for me means maintaining a sustainable and self-reliant personal green space at home.”

When Loyd first made a conscious decision to shift to a greener lifestyle, he felt intimidated and overwhelmed. He overcame this fear by being kind to himself, taking one baby step at a time.


Green living for beginners may be difficult especially when the situation requires you to completely change your outlook and lifestyle. Just keep in mind that any attempt to shift to green living is one big step in conserving and reducing the use of natural and personal resources.”

Loyd, on how beginners can shift towards green living


Want to GO GREEN?

You can do it by simply following Loyd’s easy tips!

Create Pockets of Green

Set up a small garden and propagate low-maintenance plants like succulents. With a little creativity, creating beautiful arrangements from plants gathered from your small garden will make a beautiful ‘green gift’ to a friend for any occasion without spending that much


Create Pockets of Green

Set up a small garden and propagate low-maintenance plants like succulents. With a little creativity, creating beautiful arrangements from plants gathered from your small garden will make a beautiful ‘green gift’ to a friend for any occasion without spending that much


Bring new life to old furniture.

Get creative and repurpose old furniture as wall decors.


Go Local!

Support local farmers and fishermen. SMDC works with farmers to help sell their produce to residents. Also make sure you try local delicacies made by start-ups and small businesses.


Go Green when moving around.

The SM Supermalls is a Bike-Friendly place. Hop on your bike or scooter to get around. If you want to enjoy a stroll, SM Mall of Asia has connecting walkways, making walking easier and safer.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This simply never grows old. Reduce your use of plastics, Reuse the plastics you cannot avoid and Recycle them but repurposing. Coke bottles make good minimalist plant pots.

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