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Make every day Earth Day with SM Green Finds

By Ching M. Alano, The Philippine STAR Published Apr 30, 2024 9:50 am

Earth Day may be over, but this brings us to ask: How old is Earth? Scientists estimate Earth to be around 4.5 billion years old. Now, that’s mind-bogglingly old! Can you imagine the wear and tear our planet—the only one we’ve got—has gone through over the eons?

To name some of the biggest environmental problems that threaten life on Earth today: climate change, air pollution, plastic pollution, overpopulation, food insecurity, deforestation, and loss of biodiversity.

They say if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the pollution. But you really don’t have to move mountains to change the world. You can simply take small steps every day until one day, you’ll realize what a big difference you’ve made not just in your life but in the lives of other people as well.

Greener lifestyle, cleaner earth

All that said, SM Green Finds, the green retail program of SM Store and its retail affiliates, advocates for a greener lifestyle among Filipino consumers for a cleaner, sustainable planet.

On Earth Day 2024, SM Green Finds once again rolled out pop-ups in all the premier SM Stores like Aura, Megamall, Mall of Asia, North EDSA, and Makati as well as in select SM Store branches across the country. Filipinos were able to visit the various selling pads of the different departments within the SM Store and look for the Green Finds badge. Green Finds is available throughout the year, in SM Stores nationwide.

With SM Green Finds, it’s never too hard to live green, love green, and be green through eco-friendly products, made from natural and local ingredients, and support local communities. It also helps empower its MSME (micro, small, and medium enterprises) partners in their own green practices as well as social enterprises producing local and indigenous products.

SM clean beauty

SM Beauty carries a wide array of clean products for all your beauty needs. Brands like Aveeno and Herbal Essences or refill options from Dove and Head & Shoulders carry the Green Finds badge. Also available are brands that contain ingredients that are sustainably sourced such as Listerine and Hair Treats. Let’s not forget brands that ensure their packagings are made with less or recycled plastic like Olay and Naturals by Watsons.

Be it for your hair, body or skin care needs, you’re sure to find a clean beauty option from SM Beauty.

SM Home: Creating greener homes

Nothing says “Welcome home” more sweetly than SM Home, with its wide variety of green products, from locally produced furniture to bamboo linens, kitchenware, tableware, storage solutions, and home decor. From SM Home to your home, SM’s got it all for you! 

SM Home ensures that its Green Finds collection of home products is sustainably sourced. Their two-tier fruit tray and two-metal handled charcuterie trays are made from Acacia wood, a material that is durable, scratch-resistant, and easy to maintain. SM Home’s Kea baskets are made from natural materials like buri, abaca, and seagrass. The charcoal memory foam pillows originated from bamboo cotton.

Let’s talk sustainable fashion

The fashion industry accounts for about 10 percent of global carbon emissions. Can fashion ever be sustainable? Yes! And you can find it in SM Fashion.

Are you starting to build a greener wardrobe? Look for the green badge when you visit the SM Fashion department at the SM Store. The SM Woman Plus and Code Blue denim pants are made from recycled polyester and green for you. Repreve emphasizes its commitment to sustainability through utilizing recycled performance fibers by incorporating cutting-edge textile technology.

Surely, for SM, sustainability in fashion is not just about creating beautiful clothes; it’s about creating a better world!

Baby Company: The one-stop baby hub

Mommies trust Baby Company for all of their babies’ needs—from feeding to caring to playing to dressing up and even to traveling with their little ones. Baby Company carries a wide array of brands and product assortment, that families would ever need for their precious bundles of joy.

Baby Company likes to pamper mommies, too, by offering mommy essentials, from pre- to post-natal needs. Baby Company helps moms create a greener future for their kids and be more intentional as they care for their little ones and the environment.

Moms can expect a vast collection of eco-friendly options—from baby furniture to silicone and wheat nursing & feeding items, travel essentials & toys with sustainable packaging and materials, naturally sourced baby personal care products, and brands that give back to the environment.

Pet Express: Your ‘go-to’ pet supplies shop

Pet Express is the go-to destination for anything and everything a “man’s best friend” would ever need. It caters to different lifestyles and preferences, making it a pet owner’s haven for pet products. Like pet food and treats, bowls, toys, clothes, accessories (leashes and harnesses), bath/grooming essentials, and things you never thought your pet needed.

They carry eco-friendly finds for your cherished little buddies! Pet food from Aozi guarantees the usage of pure natural ingredients in their stocks. Included in the green collection are pet care accessories, such as dog leashes and collars under the M-Pets brand, as well as pet grooming essentials like the St. Roche Organic Shampoo.

Also sustainably sourced are the compact training pads for pets, which contain natural bamboo, and plant-based fiber tissues. Dermatologically tested, the products did not use chemical attractants or additives and are BPA-free.

So, if you haven’t yet, why not make that green choice—visit the SM Store and look for the Green Finds badge—today and every day!

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