Why Volunteer at MN Greenstar
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Why Should You Volunteer at MN Green Star?

We encourage all those who have the passion for our cause, who can afford to spend their time with us, and those with the knowledge, experience, and expertise in the different fields where MN Green Star operates to come and join us in our mission. There are no monetary rewards but we assure you that the experience itself is fulfilling, productive, and will help you become a better version of yourself.

What is volunteerism?

The gift of self – these words capture the essence of being a volunteer, idealistically speaking. Volunteering is primarily a helping act wherein a person gives a part of himself to others without expecting anything in return.

What is the value of volunteerism?

Volunteerism has an important role in the civil society. It helps us gain a sense of community and facilitates participation in the development process. Historical accounts both here and abroad testify to the power of volunteerism across diverse settings in different generations. After World War II, voluntary efforts were concentrated heavily on welfare, relief and reconstruction work. Through the passing of time, volunteering covered various areas among other fields – from the military, advocacy, rehabilitation, education, to health care services and environmental protection; tackling numerous issues; involving professionals and non-professionals alike, the youth and the matured generation.

There are many things that need changing that can only be addressed by the community working together. True enough, with the different issues and challenges that we are facing, we need more people who can give their skills, time and energy to help improve our conditions. Everyone is encouraged to be involved. We can all help make this world a better place to live in by sharing our talents, skills, and resources to those who are in need. Let us do our part in nation building and community development.

Community Involvement
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Community Involvement Determines Success of Community Programs

Studies show that the involvement of the community has been one of the key success factors in determining the success of community programs and projects. That is why MN Green Star stresses the importance of the integration of the community in the whole innovation process. We want to work with communities in spreading awareness about green architecture, sustainable construction materials, and principles of green building. The community members are the homeowners whom we hope to encourage to support and participate in our green initiatives since they are the consumers. Without their support, then our community programs will not be successful. That is why all of us here at MN Green Star believe that community involvement determines the success of our community programs. No matter how good we are in research and development or in giving seminars, that will all amount to nothing without the participation and involvement of the community members. We want to engage homeowners in a healthy discussion so that they can be made aware of the benefits of green architecture and ultimately about green living. We want to provide them with proper knowledge about the principles of green building which concerns resource efficiency, energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor environmental quality, and site and community impact. With knowledge comes informed choices and we are hoping that they will make the smart choice of going green. After all, it is the homeowners and community members who will ultimately benefit from this endeavor. When they practice the principles of green living, they will reap a return on investment, return on health, return on the quality of life, return on the environment, and return on their children’s future. These may be simple practices at home and in the community but the rewards are huge and long-lasting. We need to act now before it is too late.