Kara Mae Muga Noveda

TONIGHT, we welcome the dark, with music and cheers. And no, this is not one of those rotating blackouts prompted by the shortage of power supply. From 8:30 to 9:30 in the evening, we switch off the lights for Earth Hour—a global action against climate change.

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The one hour is symbolic, but for the rest of the days of the year—we can count on small individual efforts to pitch in the contribution to sustain the sources of our home planet. Staying in the green zone is made more adaptable these days, thanks to some man-made reconstruction.

Recycled paper and leather binding are both old hats. But when made from an artistic hand (and spin), they make lovely eco-chic choices. Think of thick papers (yes, recycled paper usually is) bound the way they did in the Medieval times.

But in the age of instant pre-orders, you can simply view online the samples of your choice and have these hand-bound journals personalized. Prices range from P200 to P600.