A warm welcome to our April newsletter, as we settle into the gentler, milder seasons of spring and autumn or fall. Here’s a round-up of what’s been happening this month…
If you want to shop more sustainably and save money, our 11 sustainable fashion tips on the blog will help you do just that. We also share some of the benefits of switching to natural deodorants if you’re keen to green up that beauty routine!
This month also sees us celebrate Earth Day, on April 22. There are dozens of ways to get involved with this global event, but here are some of our favourite suggestions.
Five ways to celebrate Earth Day
1 - Join a clean-up
The Great Global Clean-up is a worldwide campaign to help get rid of waste and plastic pollution. Visit the Earth Day website to find a local clean-up near you or start your own. Or just grab some bags and go for a walk, cleaning up rubbish as you go!
2 - Enjoy a plant-based meal
Shifting to a plant-based diet and avoiding animal products relieves our planet of the burdens of animal agriculture, a huge contributor to ecological destruction. Try going plant-based one day a week – or even for one meal. Compared with a beef burger, a plant-based burger generates 90% less GHGs and has 99% less water impact and has 93% less impact on land use.
3 - Make an Earth Day window sign
Be an advocate for the earth, right from the comfort of your home. Make a cardboard sign to pop in your window so you can share the message with your neighbours. Paint a picture, add a slogan, and include the hashtags #InvestInOurPlanet, #EarthDay, or earthday.org so people can follow up for more ideas on how to get involved.
4 - Watch an eco-documentary
Get a bunch of friends together, have a pot luck and pop on an eco-documentary to watch together. Some of our favourites include Biggest Little Farm, Our Planet, Australia’s Ocean Odyssey, Down to Earth and The Ivory Game.
5 - Consider how you spend your money
With the cost of living soaring globally, we need to be more mindful than ever about how we spend our money. From choosing a bank or retirement fund to what items you add to your grocery list, where you put your money matters. Consider switching to a greener energy provider, or swap out plastic products for more eco-friendly ones, like Pure Planet Club toilet papers – which are always proudly plastic free.
“We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concept of climate change and inspired by environmental education to act in defence of the planet.” – earthday.org President Kathleen Rogers.
Thanks for keeping our oceans clean and forests green!
Pure Planet Club Team
Pure Planet Club Team