How to Be Environmentally Conscious While Outlet Shopping

The world is gradually changing and, according to most scientists, not for the better. Climate change in itself is a serious problem that the world is facing and, unfortunately, it’s not high on the list of the international community’s priorities. The consequences of this man-made phenomenon is already being felt throughout the world and, in the Philippines, through stronger storms whose frequency appears to have increased over the past few years.

Fortunately however, there is hope and it lies in every single one of this world’s inhabitants. You have the power to help stave off the cataclysmic effect of climate change. All you need to do is become aware of how the environment is doing and taking a more eco-friendly approach towards everything.

This environmentalist lifestyle applies to everything from the products you choose to use down to the food you eat. It even applies to when you go outlet shopping in your nearest commercial center. In lieu of this, here are a few things to stay environmentally conscious when you’re out shopping.

Start Being Aware

The adage goes, “You can’t improve on something if you can’t measure it”. The same can be said when trying to establish and maintain a green lifestyle. If you’re not reducing your carbon footprint, you’re not necessarily putting in the effort to help save the planet.

For a more basic approach, just have an audit of the amount of plastics, fuel and other potential waste products and track their usage each month. If you’re steadily lowering the use of these materials, you’re successfully helping the environment. If you want a more detailed audit and have a more nuanced presentation of data concerning your consumption of these materials, you can also use a Carbon Footprint Calculator to compare averages.

Schedule Your Trips To The Outlet Mall

Keep in mind that whenever you go to your outlet mall of choice, you leave a sizable amount of carbon footprint behind. From the time you drive your car to the mall up to when you drive back home, there’s going to be emission to be had. There’s also the possibility of creating more waste whenever you eat out or if you choose to dispose of plastics irresponsibly.

A time-proven method to avoid this is to simply prepare for a shopping trip and schedule ahead. While it’s okay to have an impromptu shopping spree every now and then, planning one is more sustainable and responsible. A healthy shopping schedule is one that’s done twice per month to 1) replenish food supplies through grocery shopping and 2) buying necessary items like clothes, furniture and/even premium brand items.

Keep Your Surroundings Clean

When you’re in the premises of your favored outlet mall, it’s important to keep your surroundings clean. That means that every disposable item you have on you (a drinking cup from a coffee shop, crumpled and used tissue paper and random plastic used to wrap an item) should be disposed of properly in the appropriate receptacle.

If you see the same items littered on the floor, throw them into the trash can yourself. Alternatively, you can contact a maintenance person to help dispose of them properly. One way to encourage a wrong practice is not to call any attention to it so If there’s any way you can call people out for not following this simple rule, go ahead and do so. 

Utilize Reusable Bags

There’s a very practical reason behind reusable plastic bags. It saves money on the part of the grocery store or outlet mall and, at the same time, it saves the environment. Statistically speaking, using reusable bags saves you from having to use 100 to 700 plastic bags per year, making a huge impact on your carbon footprint.

Whenever you go out for groceries or for shopping, make sure to get reusable bags. Not only are they great for keeping your carbon footprint low and directly helping the environment, they’re also convenient because you won’t have to worry about how you can dispose of them. In some grocery stores, there are cashiers that specifically cater to those who have reusable bags.

Purchase Ecologically-Friendly Items

When adopting an environmentally friendly lifestyle, you have to be aware of what contributes to the degradation of the planet’s health and how to stop it. In a manner of speaking, you always have to choose products that support the concept of sustainability and environmentalism.

For example, choosing organic and freshly-picked produce doesn’t only help in keeping you and your family healthy. It also helps lessen carbon footprint by both you and the store that you bought it from since it isn’t wrapped in plastic or encased in styrofoam. Going to your local farmers’ or weekend market is a great way to get organic and/ or fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you’re looking for an outlet shopping mall that reminds you why the environment needs to be protected because of its sprawling green spaces and al fresco setting, Paseo Outlets is the place for you. Housing roughly a hundred local and international brands that range from clothing, shoes, bags, furniture and luggage and many more.

Feel free to visit this web page if you want more information: You can also follow their social pages at,, and its Viber Community to get real time updates and notifications.

Getting the Best Deals in an Outlet Mall

Considering the devastating impact of the pandemic on the global economy, it goes without saying that tightening your purse is a wise thing to do. This doesn’t mean, however, that you shouldn’t enjoy the fruits of your labor and stop going shopping. You can still go to your favorite outlet mall and purchase items from your favorite retail stores but, especially these days, you have to do it wisely.

In this specific case, overspending is the enemy and thriftiness is the ally. Of course, spending wisely involves more than just avoiding buying items that you don’t particularly need. One very important tactic you can consider is to find discounts and sales promos in an outlet mall. Here are a few tips you need to remember when looking for the best deals in your favorite retail locations.

Do Some Research

Whenever you fancy an item from a store like a designer bag or a pair of sturdy running shoes, it’s best to take a quick look at the quality of these items. Of course, a large part of reviewing its quality is purchasing it. But given that you’re trying to save more money, it makes sense to look at other people’s reviews of the item.

Take a look at its reviews from online merchants like Lazada or Shoppee. See how consumers rate it and make a judgment call. If the item is in a local retail store, pay a quick visit and check its quality. If it’s something that you can fit (like shoes or clothes), see if you’re comfortable with it.

After doing this thorough review, you can go ahead and purchase it. If however you feel like it’s too expensive, you can just go ahead and forego the item or just wait for a sale.

Follow Online Forums And Facebook Groups

Apart from online merchants and shopping apps, you can also utilize other places on the Internet for research purposes. Online forums and Facebook groups are great sources of reviews and opinions on released products and established brands.

There exist communities online that revolve around different products and can become excellent sources of review information. All you need to do is type in the name of a brand (or something more common like “running shoes” or “designer bags”) in the Facebook Search bar and click on the Group options in the left side of the search results screen. You can do the same with Google except it mostly caters to forums and Reddit groups. Afterwards, you just need to look through the posts and see if the questions being asked are the same ones you have to verify if it’s a group worth joining and investing time in.

Stay Updated With Discounts And Promos

When it comes to waiting for sales and promos that will help you make the most out of your purchase, nothing helps you more than the brands themselves. So it makes sense to keep track of whatever news or releases they have that you can take advantage of.

The first thing you can do is to follow these brands on social media. Normally, brands publish updates about their products or services on a regular basis. These updates may include sales promos, discounts and other several events that can help you save money and, at the same time, get the products you want.

You can also follow the social media pages of local outlet malls and retail stores. Apart from publishing branch-related events, they also publish dates of sales promotions and discount deals for their retail partners.

The secret to getting more exclusive deals though is by signing up to their respective Newsletters. Not only will you be getting regular updates on their events and offerings, you also get deals and sales promos that might otherwise be missed in social media.

Find The Right Outlet Mall

Of course, while the Internet is a very valuable asset to have when looking for reviews about items you’d like to buy, it only comes second to being in the physical store itself. After all, you get to touch and fit these products for yourself, giving you a more first-person experience that only you yourself can judge accurately. 

Even better if the outlet mall you frequent during the weekends always has a sale going on. Enter Paseo Outlets, the Philippines biggest and most prestigious retail destination developed by Greenfield Development Corporation. With sales and discount promos going on everyday that range from 20% to 70%, you’re bound to find a good deal for clothing, shoes, bags, furniture, luggage and much more. 

If you want to keep yourself updated for special deals, events concerning sales and the like, follow their social pages at and You can also follow its Viber Community to get real time updates and notifications of these events.

Shopping Mall Tips: How To Make Your Shopping Experience Stress and Hassle-Free

To some people, shopping is a form of therapy. Apart from making them feel better, shopping is a way for them to just de-stress. For others, shopping can be particularly tiresome given the right circumstances. These circumstances include having to travel to and from different shops and stores while comparing prices, having to wait several hours in a queue to just view an item or check it out and/ or having to deal with high prices. There’s also the pandemic to worry about with different variants  of COVID-19 appearing every now and then. Having to take drastic measures to keep yourself and your family safe from an infection is also another consideration you need to make.

While it’s true that shopping can be done online, there are times when it needs to be done offline. For instance, there are some deals and discounts that can only be acquired by being in the mall physically. When it comes to shoes or clothes too, it’s practically better to be in the physical store as opposed to buying online because it makes sense to see  if they fit you just right rather than just base it off what you saw in your phone or a computer monitor. So it can’t be helped that sometimes you might encounter some of the circumstances mentioned above.

It doesn’t have to be tiresome; however, so long as you have a game plan in place for when you go shopping. Here are a few shopping mall tips you can do to have a hassle-free experience.

Make A List

The reason why some people find shopping to be particularly time-consuming is that they don’t necessarily have a clearly established purpose for it. Alternatively, they might have a reason for being there, but it’s vague enough that it’s easy for them to get distracted. 

If you’re someone who understands this sentiment when it comes to shopping, chances are you’ve experienced the above or you have a list that you don’t consistently follow. The trick is to create a comprehensive list with a specific budget per item and to strictly follow it.

When making this list, prioritize what you need and put your wants at the bottom. For example, food and drink should definitely be on top followed by work and home clothes. Designer brands can go on the list as well but as much as possible, only if there’s a special event coming up like a birthday or Christmas.

This list should be a guide that you follow to the letter. You’ll keep track of both your budget and your purpose of being in the mall.

Do Your Research

Before making that list, it might make sense to do your research on the items you wish to purchase. Choosing between two items that are of the same value and may or may not have the same qualities you’re looking for might take up a lot of time and can be considered a hassle. This is where online shopping might come into play. Look at reviews and see what comments have to say about these items and make a choice of what to put on your shopping list.

Research isn’t limited to the shopping items however. It should also be done on the area that you plan to shop in and the amount of traffic you can potentially encounter along the way. That way, you’re able to set your expectations on when you’ll get to the shopping mall and be able to tell where’s the best place to hang out after shopping. 

Stay Safe And Alert

Safety and security is an important factor to consider when you’re going out shopping. While it’s true that the best shopping malls have good security, there are still many external threats that need to be considered when outside. You need to stay alert and vigilant whenever you’re out and about in a shopping mall.

Firstly, carry valuables close to you and make sure that your bags and purses are closed whenever you travel in and out of the mall. Make sure too that you have emergency numbers ready on your phone or mentally memorized in case of emergency. Lastly, while not necessary, have pepper spray or any defense mechanism in your purse or bag.

Another form of external threat (and probably more relevant these days) would be COVID-19. When protecting yourself from this threat, you need to 1) get vaccinated and 2) follow safety guidelines and protocols. Do your best to practice social distancing where other people don’t and, as much as possible, follow pathways that provide optimal foot traffic for people in the mall. At the end of the day, follow the rules and protocol and you should be able to avoid the disease.


Find Your Outlet Mall


Your shopping experience can easily be dictated by the kind of mall you frequent. If your mall is the usual kind with high prices and high traffic, then it’s probably going to give you a bad experience. However, if you happen to find the right kind of mall that’s both accessible, safe and always has a sale, then it’s probably something you look forward to going to every weekend.


Enter Paseo Outlets, Greenfield’s very own outlet shopping mall located in Sta Rosa Laguna. Housing over a hundred premium international brands, it’s considered a prime retail destination for people across the region. Because of its wide open space and al fresco atmosphere, it is considered an ideal location for outdoor events like the weekend market and seasonal activities. So if you’re looking for the ideal shopping mall that’s going to consistently give you a good shopping experience, consider visiting Paseo Outlets.

If you want to keep yourself updated, follow their social pages at, and its Viber Community