While the public has been inundated about the environmental impact of industries such as energy and food production, up until recently, the fashion industry seemed to escape much scrutiny. However, once the impacts are examined, the findings are eye-popping. The fashion industry produces 10% of all carbon emissions, and is the world’s second largest consumer of global water supply. This is in large part driven by the explosion of the “fast-fashion” industry. So now that we know this, what can be done? Well, there a lot of options, which we will explore in this post!
It can be very challenging to talk to children about the problems facing the environment, including climate change, increasing levels of waste, and endangered species. There is a seeming tension between wanting to raise environmentally conscious children, and traumatizing them by talking about problems that can seem overwhelming and unmanageable.
This post is geared towards giving you the tools to start (or continue!) a conversation with your children about why the environment and the issues it currently faces are so important. There are a lot of resources available that specifically address how to discuss climate change with children; this post contains are a few that we found particularly helpful.
Finding more sustainable and eco-friendly ways to live is central to Sustainimals’ core values. As such, you can imagine that here at Sustainimals’ HQ, we are very excited that there is a whole holiday dedicated to raising awareness and taking action to protect the environment - Earth Day! In addition to a brief history of Earth Day, this post is loaded with ideas to get your kids excited about the environment!
Tired of trashy dining? The PlasticScore App helps you find sustainable restaurants near you while also funding the recovery of plastic waste for each “waste review” you leave! PlasticScore's rating system makes it easy to know if you’ll get a lot of styrofoam and plastic, or reusables and more sustainable practices when dining out or ordering takeout. In addition, “waste review” you leave on the PlasticScore app, helps fund the ethical recovery of low-grade plastic waste around the world, in partnership with rePurpose.
Looking for easy but impactful ways to be more eco-friendly in the new year? Today on the Sustainability Blog we do a little background into why meat's carbon footprint is so much larger than that for grains or vegetables, and share some of our favorite recipes and resources for delicious, easy, healthy, vegetarian (eco-friendly1) meals.