The world of natural alternatives to leather is an exciting place to be if you are a vegan. From lab-grown collagen to pineapple waste, it seems that innovation is the key to unlocking a new and sustainable material. And to be honest, I only mentioned a few of the products in production here. However, my research always led me back to the same point. And that point is that all the variants of natural vegan leather require some sort of plastic additive. Which opens up the ethical question. Are we just potentially saving the life of one animal in the present by creating microplastics and poisons that will kill all animals in the future?
If you seek to inspire others to “Turn to the green side,” then a little brain gymnastics might be the key. I find that discussing the meanings behind the words of well-respected individuals, past and present, can do just that. Quotes from conservationists and naturalists like John Muir and Aldo Leopold, plus unexpected voices like Theodore Roosevelt, are invaluable for this purpose. So if you are ready for a little ‘mind battle,’ here are 37 thought-provoking environmental quotes that will inspire change in you and others.
We are running out of time and resources so it is up to us, as individuals, and organizations, to "be the change we want to see." It is my hope that through the power of quotes we can enlighten, educate, and inspire others to influence change within the world. In this article, I’ve put together 77 thought-provoking quotes about ethical, sustainable, and fast fashion. These are brilliant quotes from famous celebrities and fashion designers who have decided to put sustainability firmly on the agenda.
The people who were reading and giving feedback on natural cleaning posts were leaving valuable feedback on what worked for them. So the next thing I did was to start using those natural cleaning recipes to see what worked for me. The results have been fantastic and I would like to share them with you.
Integrity is a characteristic that many of us value. We look for it in ourselves, and we actively seek it out in those around us. This is why we must all take a deep dive into integrity and have some must-read books on our bookshelves. It is not enough to just claim integrity, we must be sure of it, we must own it.
At present, Americans use close to 8 million tons of toilet paper every year, and forests are being decimated in line with demand. We cannot simply cut these forests down and expect no consequences. Nor can we replant the areas with a single species of tree and then manage the wildlife within it and call it a fair exchange. I believe that the use of bidets can reduce this consumption and in doing so reduce deforestation significantly.
Toilet paper is big business with Americans alone spending about $8 billion a year on the soft stuff. However, the cost to the environment is far greater. And the loss of entire ecosystems just so that we can wipe our butts is totally unforgivable.
At some point, it must have occurred to you that there have to be some simple and achievable ways to reduce your trash levels at home. Ways that will not only save you money but will also be totally sustainable and very environmentally friendly. Well, the good news is there is. In Fact, once you start implementing these easy and practical tips, you will benefit from them a lot more than just having a few extra dollars in your pocket! Curious?
Studies have found a correlation between high PFOA exposure and six health outcomes which include cancer. It is also known to be a liver toxicant, a developmental toxicant, and an immune system toxicant and an endocrine disruptor. The real danger of PTFE is that At temperatures above 260C (500F), it begins to break down and give off noxious fumes known as fluorocarbon gases.