We live in the modern world and we are aware of the impact our actions have on the planet. What we do, what we buy, where our food comes from and how we invest our time and money. It can be overwhelming to try to make a positive impact when the challenges feel this big. Now, more than ever, is the time to slow down and check in with us to ensure we are making conscious choices. The power of each of us to make small changes every day that will help the earth is not to be underestimated!
By Irene Falcone
This year, the theme of Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth”. It is a great reminder of the work that is required to restore balance between humans and earth. It is a call to action for all of us – individuals, businesses, governments – to put earth first in April.
At Ere Perez, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Since our inception in 2002, we’ve made so many choices with the environment in mind. As technology and notoriety change and grow, we reinvent our brand every year to be more ethical, greener, and greener.
As a consumer, you can make a multitude of choices in your daily life that help our earth, including: putting your take-away coffee in a storage tray, taking reusable bags to the grocery store, making sure you recycle properly at home, pre-shopping wherever possible Location, composting food waste, buying upcycled clothing and avoiding fast fashion, turning off lights when not needed, collecting shower water for the garden, planting vegetables and native plants in your garden / balcony, sharing items for Children with family and friends instead of buying new ones. There is so much we can do to use less and reduce waste, and every action makes a difference!
Another effective way is to support environmentally conscious brands. When we shop, our money is a vote for values. So let’s make sure that our purchasing power is used in the right places. Choosing brands with certifications, natural formulas, and minimal packaging is a great statement that inspires companies to get better results! When shopping, keep the following in mind that can give you confidence that a brand is environmentally conscious:
We have been certified as climate neutral by the Carbon Reduction Institute since 2016. The greenhouse gas emissions of our operations and services were calculated. That amount was then offset by purchasing carbon credits for a wind energy project in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
The greenhouse gas emissions of our operations and services were calculated. That amount was then offset by purchasing carbon credits for a wind energy project in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Wind power, used by turbines, is an alternative to burning fossil fuels and does not cause greenhouse gas emissions.
We have joined the UN Global Compact and are committed to the principles of sustainability. This commitment means that we do our best to make the most ethical decisions that take into account the social, human rights and environmental impact of our business operations. This voluntary standard is a leader in ethical and sustainable business practice.
We wish you a great day on earth – why not plant a tree or herb that you love? Small actions by many people can change the world.
Brand: Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics