World Environment Day 2021
To us, every day is an environment day. But this year, World Environment Day takes a closer look at ecosystem degradation and how it affects our planet. It's especially poignant as we've been talking a lot about the importance of World Bee Day 2021 too. As a B Corp we want to educate and lead by example when it comes to the health of our planet.
World Environment Day is a great opportunity to think about how our actions and purchases effect our planet and the environmental degradation of pollinators. We use a lot of naturally derived ingredients in our eco-friendly cleaning products - some of which we wouldn't be able to produce without our pollinator pals. This month we're offering free wildflower seed packets in every order to help support bee ecosystems. These lovely little packets contain enough seeds to produce 10- 20sqft of wildflowers, that will be over 16,000sqft of native wildflowers.
Pollinators such as bees, birds and bats, affect 75% percent of the world's total crop production. Three out of four crops across the globe producing fruits or seeds for human use. Some of these crops, such a grapefruit, are used to create the natural derived essential oils in our cleaning products, they add a lovely natural fragrance to our biodegradable cleaning range of surface sprays and washing up liquids.
Pollinator populations are declining at a scary rate due to unthoughtful uses of nasty chemicals, pathogens, and climate change. We don't agree with the use of pesticides, they're super harmful to wildlife and our planet. This is also why our cleaning products are toxic free and biodegradable.
You can help restore degrading ecosystems yourself — if you have the space, plant a tree. Use carbon offsetting tools to offset your emissions. Pick up litter when you're out for a walk and avoid using harmful chemicals in your garden and home.
World Environment Day 2021 will see the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: A global rallying cry for everyone – from governments to corporations and citizens – to do our part in healing our planet.
If you’d like to learn more about what you can do to help restore our ecosystems, download the Ecosystem Restoration Guide here.