How Can I Live Sustainably, Every Single Day?


COVID-19, if anything else, teaches us to take a few steps back. Declutter, live simply, share resources, go local, care for the planet. In the Philippines, we learned to rethink plastic waste, grow our own food, protect biodiversity, use clean energy, among the best practices by development projects of the SDG Villages. Together, let us exchange best practices in day-to-day sustainable living – one village at a time.

About SDG Villages

SDG Villages is a group of consultants dedicated to work with the public and private sector to organize, educate and market sustainable livelihoods that are innovative, locally-driven, eco-friendly, gender and age-sensitive. We emphasize local agency in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our mission is to build villages and communities that are eco-friendly, gender and age-sensitive, sustainable livelihoods. For further information, you may email: 

About CiteLocal

The Center for Local Innovation and Capacity Development – CLICDPH – bridges knowledge and skills gaps across a broad spectrum of public policy actors from universities to companies, in order to break barriers in policy making in the Philippines. 

About SuyoMano

Suyomano is a virtual platform focused on cultural learning experiences touching from local languages, ancient scriptwriting, indigenous tribal cultures and medicine, Philippine mythology, traditional martial arts and beyond. In 2020, Suyomano was one of the top finalists in the Reapra Singapore and Future Female Business Hackathon, besting almost 150 organizations from all over Southeast Asia and was chosen by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as one of the global organizations out of 550 entries from 93 countries. 


  • Session 1. Day-to-Day Sustainable Lifestyle
      • Learning Outcomes: 
        • To understand the basic concepts of sustainable development in the Philippine local context, as it applies to industries such as food and beverage, fashion and beauty, health and wellness, animal and plant care, real estate and public transport.
        • To understand the AmbisyonNatin 2040: Sustainability in the 21st Century Filipino Context
        • To know about the Sustainable Development Goals and industry trends
  • Session 2. People
    • Learning Outcomes: 
      • To understand the role and responsibilities of people in promoting sustainable development and achieving the SDGs
      • To determine people’s view of sustainability and how they can be “part of the solution” to our environmental challenges
      • Case Study : Farmacy/ All Year Fresh (SDG 2/3) – Farmacy Haven is a community of farms  home to organic, wild and cultivated herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables, mushroom, edible flowers and other ornamental plants. Its farm-organic food and herbal remedies as dietary supplement for disease prevention and as alternative/ complementary medicine, as well as holistic health.


  • Session 3: Planet
      • Learning Outcomes: 
        • To understand the impact of human activities on the planet and identify practices to protect the planet and promote responsible and sustainable consumption
        • To understand how lifestyle choices influence social, economic and environmental development
        • To identify key actions, strategies and practices to help promote sustainable consumption
  • Case Study: The residents of Kamikatsu in Japan sort their waste into 34 different categories to help improve the town’s ability to recycle and achieve their goal of being a zero-waste city.
        • Case Study : Rethink Plastic  (SDG 6/12/13) – Rethink Plastic is a non-profit organization dedicated to understand the world’s plastic addiction, offer and promote new material innovations, and act against plastic waste.
  • Session 4: Peace
      • Learning Outcomes: 
        • To understand oneself better by knowing personal leadership styles and navigating personal triggers through a workshop on Difficult Conversations 
        • To learn basic negotiation skills through a workshop on The 3 Shifts 
        • To comprehend the UN Sustaining Peace as a framework
        • Case Study : MoveHER (SDG 5/ 7/ 11/ 16) – MOVEHer is a youth-and-women-led movement by members of the Save A Trike Co. in cooperation with transport industry partners EV Wealth Inc., AVIS Philippines, Davis Taxi Service, and others, that seeks to encourage the transport sector in the Philippines to go beyond gender neutrality. 
  • Session 5: Profit
      • Learning Outcomes: 
        • To understand the concepts of relative and absolute poverty and reflect on underlying cultural assumptions and practices
        • To understand distribution of poverty and wealth and local and generate solutions regarding poverty
        • To know how businesses are helping bridge the societal and economic divides by mobilizing their resources 
        • Stakeholders mapping for social business: the international community, national and local governments, the army and police, media and civil society
        • Case Study : Nomadhood (SDG 8/ 10 / 14 / 15) – Nomadhood is a community-first platform for Digital Nomads in the Philippines. Get connected with the community of digital nomads to help you pack your bags, explore hidden destinations, and achieve that work-life balance you deserve 
  • Session 6: Partnerships
    • Learning Outcomes: 
      • To understand the importance of developing partnerships for SDGs
      • To determine how to implement strategic partnerships for sustainable development
      • To appreciate the Filipino Way of Partnership (An Introduction to Pakikipagkapwa)
      • Case Study : UPTC Community Garden (SDG 1/ 17) –  The first Garden Towers Hub at UP Town Center is an open-space farm-to-market, which is also a shared space for public awareness on the Sustainable Development Agenda through live workshops, exhibits, tours, with various local and international guest speakers, influencers as well featured agri-entrepreneurs. 


7pm-8pm June 10 and 11

10am-11am June 11 and 12


Regine Guevara has worked as a Communications Consultant for the USAID-ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme, United Nations Women, United Nations Habitat as well as UNESCO. She also served leadership roles in the Committee for ASEAN Youth Cooperation, Asian Youth Council, UN Major Group for Children and Youth, Global Coalition in Youth, Peace, Security, among others. Today, Regine is Producer of AsiaTV and Trustee of the Guevara Foundation, through which she manages local, gender and age-sensitive, urban mobility and food security projects called SDG Villages. 

Marikris de Guzman-Cruz has more than 7 years of experience in the public and development sector in the Philippines. She has volunteered as a policy advocate and youth trainer on good governance,  disaster risk reduction, and youth empowerment for several groups, including the UN Major Group on Children & Youth, MyWorld 2030, ASEAN Youth Network on Disaster Risk Reduction and the Committee on ASEAN Youth Cooperation Volunteer Network. Currently, she serves as a Technical Assistant at the Food and Agriculture Organization and a part-time faculty at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.

Joey Dela Cruz is a student-leader, health and education advocate and educator from the University of the Philippines. He is a cum laude graduate of AB Philippine Arts, with a concentration in Cultural Heritage Studies from the College of Arts & Sciences, UP Manila, and he completed his Post Baccalaureate in Teacher Education from the College of Education of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.  He is currently finishing his graduate studies in Bioethics from the UP College of Medicine.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “How Can I Live Sustainably, Every Single Day?”