Season 01 (May to August 2011)
Episode 1 (Aired May 24, 2011)
1. Architect Gelo Manosa and a green home. Gelo takes us on a tour of a house he built to be green from the ground up. From the way he catches the wind, manages the sun, and the materials he used to build the house to how the household is run, we show you how you can live green.
2. Ritual: a quaint general store with old world ways and a new school twist. Rob & Bea talk about their sustainable business and the stories behind the products they sell. It’s anything from local sea salts, cocoa beans, cheeses to organic clothes, shoes, and household items sold and packaged in an eco friendly way.
3. Paolo makes cereal. Part of living right is eating right. Paolo walks us through making your own healthy cereal at home.
Episode 2 (Aired May 31, 2011)
1. Marc Nelson & Rovilson Fernandez. Best friends and WWF Ambassadors take us into their home and talk about moving to the Philippines, what they do with WWF, and how they try to live sustainably and with style.
2. ECHOstore. We visit ECHOStore in Serendra, The Fort and learn about this sustainable business. Truly being good (to your community & the environment) is good for business.
3. Web resources. Paolo shows us some websites where you can get ideas on eco friendly living and even your daily dose of great photos of our planet.
Episode 3 (Aired June 7, 2011)
1. Leyende. Paolo visits a homegrown business that has a passion for making lotions, oils, and shampoos. They use purely organic materials, practice social entrepreneurship, and have a knack for giving their products funky names like “Mother Butter Smooth Lotion”, “Taming of the Do Conditioner” and “Rapunsilk Shampoo.” Learn more at http://www.leyende.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org or
2. Pedala Bike Messengers. Inspired by NYC bike messengers, Pedala is a purely pedal-powered same-day delivery service. Paolo get’s his bike gear on for a day of delivery. You can get in touch with them at 0920-698-7777 or email@example.com
3. Glass of Water App. Putting a glass of water on your dashboard gives you feedback on how efficiently you drive — you spill water with sudden starts, stops and swerves. Paolo tries out a virtual glass of water application on his smart phone to see if it really works. www.aglassofwater.org
Episode 4 (Aired June 14, 2011)
1. Robin da Roza. Interior designer Robin talks about his interior design practice and tours us around his family’s old home. Robin reuses and repurposes old furniture and old wood and has committed to never use any new wood in the homes he designs — including his family’s old home.
2. Green Rides. Water is a limited and precious resource. Green Rides in Quezon City washes your car without using buckets full of water. With a combination of oils and waxes, their solution absorbs dirt and mud takes it out of the car’s surface.
3. Fruit Smoothie. Paolo goes back into the kitchen to make a healthy snack. Eating 5 meals a day is a good way to keep your energy levels up. With some fruit, milk, yogurt, honey and a blender you can make your own healthy smoothie that’s easy to carry around where ever you go.
Episode 5 (Aired June 21, 2011)
1. Resurrection Gallery. An architect and interior designer take discarded furniture, old wood and give it new life as furniture. They have a bed made of old floor boards, picture frames from window louvres, and a bench made of old doors. (Address: 10 Alabama St., Quezon City. Parallel to E. Rodriguez between Tomas Morato and Christ the King Church. http://www.facebook.com/resurrection.furniture)
2. Chef Sau del Rosario. Chef Sau talks about healthy eating, organic food, the right preparation, using ingredients found in the Philippines, and how eating well can affect your lifestyle. He also prepares a herb-encrusted sole fillet– it’s good, healthy, and done in 12 minutes.
3. Composting basics. Paolo talks about making your own composting bin.
Episode 6 (Aired June 29, 2011)
1. Meet surfer and environmental warrior, Paolo Soler. He talks about their surf camps and what they do in an organization called, Angat Dagat.
2. Meet the yummy mommies of Indigo Baby. They talk about entrepreneurship and running a business without even leaving the house.
3. Paolo makes a home made-environmental-all-purpose-cleaner from ingredients in your house.
Episode 7 (Aired July 5, 2011)
1. Project Green Home. Paolo meets John Aguilar (Producer of Philippine Realty TV) who shows off a green home. This one has a living wall, solar panels, induction appliances, solar assisted ACs and so much more.
2. Van Gogh is Bipolar. Travel photographer Jetro Rafael opens his home to guests who are looking for food that literally makes them happy — brown rice for folic acid, turkey for tryptophan, organic herbs & veggies.
3. Zucchini melt. Paolo takes us back into his kitchen and whips up a vegetarian snack that kids and adults alike will love. It’s made up of grated zucchini, local cheeses and easy to do.
Episode 8 (Aired July 19, 2011)
1. Trash into Cash. Everybody accumulates trash over time. Paolo goes to SM Megamall and learns about turning Trash into Cash.
2. The Invisible Sisters. There’s a group that recycles plastics, computer wires and the like (aka invisible trash) then turns them into bags & shoes.
3. Estimating your use of power. One step in reducing your carbon footprint is finding out how much power you consume. WWF has a simple spreadsheet that you can use. Just go to their website, download the form, and figure out which appliances use the most power.
Episode 9 (Aired July 26, 2011)
1. Bikram Yoga. Yogi and enterpreneur Tristan Choa walks us through the hot yoga workout, how it transformed his life, and how a growing awareness of one’s body leads to an awareness of the environment.
2. Nomnomnom. Paolo vists the home of happy food. Using local produce and a love of feeding people, the ladies behind this resto know how to make you say, “Nomnomnom.”
3. 15 minute workout. Paolo shows us a 15 minute workout you can do in your own home. No special equipment needed, just some space, and 15 minutes.
Episode 10 (Aired August 2, 2011)
1. Jacinto & Lirio. Living a sustainable green lifestyle can be fashionable. That’s the idea behind a growing trend called Eco-Fashion. Bag brand, Jacinto & Lirio do just that by taking water lilies or hyacinth and making them into leather-like material used in uber stylish bags.
2. Making A Herb Garden. You can grow herbs even in small spaces. They are a great way to put a little more green into your home and give you easy access to fresh herbs. Paolo learns about the basics and shows us how it’s done.
3. Five Ways to Greenify Your Home. There are simple things you can do to make your home a little more green and save on electricity. Paolo walks us through five basic solutions.
Episode 11 (Aired August 9, 2011)
1. Dr Tam. Naturopathic doctor and vegan advocate, Dr. Tam talks to us about how he discovered the vegan lifestyle, some of its health benefits, and a few recipes and ingredients that taste good as well as do wonders for the body.
2. Long boarding. If skateboards grew up they would become long boards. Meet some long boarders who find an adrenalin-packed way of communing with the natural urban environment.
3. Grilled Vegetable Salad. Paolo is back in the kitchen trying out a grilled vegetable salad. If it’s any indication Paolo has prepared that salad again 2 days after shooting this episode.
Episode 12 (Aired August 16, 2011)
- AG Sanyo. Meet someone who fell in love with dolphins, decided to get the message out about their plight and started painting murals along the metro’s city streets.
- Tricia Chiongian-Concepcion. TV host and triathlete talks about her active life, and finding balance with work, family life and staying active and healthy.
- Disposing of your E Waste. Paolo gets rid of some of his E-Waste and goes to Paseo de Magallanes. If you’ve got old appliances and electronics, the safest way to dispose of them is to bring them to a recycling fair like the one held in the Magallanes commercial center.
Episode 13 (Aired August 23, 2011)
1. Edrick & Joy Mendoza – a happy health couple talks about the advantages of having a shared sport and value of staying fit in their lives. Sometimes the first step to taking care of our environment is to start by taking care of our personal natural resources. Edrick and Joy show us how they do it.
2. Papemelroti – a local favorite that’s been around for awhile. They’ve been practicing green and sustainable business even before it became popular. Siblings Robert and Patsy talk about how the store started, the spirit behind the enterprise, and the values of sustainable business practice.
3. Filtering and Bottling Water at Home. Paolo talks about the value of having clean filtered water on our environment and personal health. If you do the math, it actually becomes cheaper and safer to bottle your own water at home. Find out more at http://www.aquasanastore.com.ph
Episode 14 (August 30, 2011)
1. Panda Cleaners. Learn about a business that made the decision to go green and reinvent itself. The laundry business is simple but you need to be creative with being green and being profitable.
2. Urban Bee Farming. There’s a little office in QC that shares its space with a few boxes of bees. Amazingly the bees do well in the city than they do in the province.
3. Bike Commuting. There’s a growing trend worldwide of using your bike to go around instead of your car. Paolo takes you on a trip from home to office and talks about the advantages of pedaling your way to work.