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Pinoy Green Blogger Writes for Gen G


I have always felt I'm part of this generation, Gen G, more than I do the Gen X. When the magazine, Gen G, was launched I was there, and have followed each succeeding issue with keen anticipation. There's affinity to what they write about and what I write about. Affinity is kinship, and is home. I am glad that when I did get to write officially for the magazine, the theme is HOME, GREEN HOME. That is my home turf. I am, after all, a builder of homes, by profession.

Truth is I first got interested in GREEN BUILDING, before I learned about GREEN LIVING. The more usual case is that people build homes only once in their lifetime; but get to live the "green life" each day of their lives. Both are important. Most of our living hours are spent within a building, whether it be a home, an office, a school, or a place for some particular activity. The close link between the two, prompted me to discuss both in this blog,

Initially, I planned only for a green building and green architecture website; but then I realized the people who need to really learn about these topics are the end-users: the home owners, the building occupants, the market for green real estate products. If they are not interested or even aware of green buildings, and the need for such, then the green homes that will be built in our midst will, probably, only be those inhabited by the green architects themselves.

I had to do a lot of research, a lot of reading, and even a lot of shopping around for green living stuff. I read and I wrote what I learned. I like to share knowledge. I am as much a teacher as I am a student.

In the course of my blogging, I get to meet the people I write about, or the people behind the shops, products, books, events, and projects I write about. I gain a lot of good green friends. Interestingly, I have yet to meet evil green people. Perhaps, green is really about goodness and generosity. You live green lives in consideration, often, of the future lives of our children, or even of lives not our kin or kind.

One of the first posts I've written was entitled Echoing the Sound of the Good Life, and it's about ECHOstore. It is the treasure trove, I called it, from which I drew much of what I know now about healthy, sustainable, and bounteous living. Ms. Jeannie Javelosa, my editor in the magazine, is one of the 3 ladies who founded the store. Their story is now legend in the green community; and their story continues to unfold. Together with Ms. Chit Juan and Ms. Reena Francisco, she has created the GEN G green lifestyle magazine, and also opened the Echo Village Stores. I am glad to have met them. They live inspiring lives --- green, social entrepreneurial lives. They opened for me the opportunity to write also in printed media, in Sunday Times' Green Space, and in Gen G. I also contribute to their stores' eView Newsletter.

This particular 5th issue of Gen G Magazine is a must buy---says so by my mother. My wife agrees as she saw a photo of my daughter in it, too (just a few pages before the page where my own photo as one of the main contributors for the issue is). Shameless plugging aside, I recommend this issue for it covered most aspects of green living in a green home. The content are of much value. Below, I listed What's Inside:

  • Home, Green Home --- Gen G Magazine takes a closer look at how homes can be -- and have been  -- turned sustainable
  • Greening Real Estate --- How the real estate industry is helping promote sustainability
  • Green Home 101 --- Basic green know-how



  • Green Goods --- What's hot and hotter in the green world



  • Turning Vegetarian --- a closer look at vegetarianism -- how it is good not just for the body, but the Earth, too


  • Debunking Green Myths -- the truth behind green beliefs


  • Pina in Focus -- Lulu Tan Gan's latest ecologically conscious collection




  • Green E-Commerce --- Getting rid of paper transactions may be green, but is e-commerce as green as it's thought to be?


  • ECHOvillage --- a store as a must-visit destination? Certainly, with the one-stop shop for everything green
  • Green Foodie -- by Reena Francisco
  • Green Care by Sonia Astudillo
  • GreeNiche by Cathy Untalan
  • Postscript by Chit Juan




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"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock."
Psalm 27:4-5



Halfway through with our house building pero gusto ko pa rin humabol ng consultation at magkaroon ng green house,Tagalog Baguio po kami.

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nice resources on keeping the earth greener.

dennis morada

I'm sure there are; I just can't remember the details. I always see at least one in the previous construction, building or architecture Expos I went to. I'll post about them when I get more details.

Thanks for the feedback.


you mentioned wind it available here in the Philippines? how big are they if its for home use?

dennis morada

Hi Roger,

You may email me some more details. Do you already have an architect? In what stage of planning are you already in? Have you set a budget already for the house? Are there certain architectural elements or features, you'd like to be in the house? What are the dimensions of the lot? How does its surroundings look like? Where is it located? What is the orientation (facing north?)?

Perhaps, you can email these and more, here:

I'd be glad to help.

Great decision on having your house green! I hope many will follow your example there.


Roger J. Francisco

Hi Mr. Morada it is by God's grace that we came across your advocacy in green living. We are particularly interested in your Tips on Designing a Green Home. We are about to build our residential 150 sq.m. 2-storey home in Zamboanga City and the plans are being drawn up and we would like it to incorporate green design, technology and materials as far as affordable and practical.

We would like to request whatever help you may provide in this endeavor. Appreciate your kind assistance. Thank you and regards.


dennis morada

Thanks, Didi. I love your post on the challenges a freelancer faces. I so can relate. In my case, I had to resign from being resigned ;) ----



Dennis Morada

Hi Edrin,

Tama ka. Malamig nga naman ang tubig sa tapayan. Bakit nga ba? Sige alamin natin.

Sa mga probinsiya, may nakikita pa din akong nagbebenta nun.

Makakatipid nga tayo sa "energy costs" ng malaki kung gagamit muli tayo ng tapayan.

Salamat sa mungkahi.

edrin abutin

dear sir/madam meron pa po bang tapayan yung lagayan ng tubig sabi nila lagi daw malamig tubig doon kahit walang ice me nagawa po ba noon maganda po isama to sa topic na green living the science in tapayan gamit po ito ng mga matatanda noon

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