Five Elements, One Earth- Earth Day 2019

To Celebrate Earth Day 2019, we are looking into ways in which we and our customers can protect and preserve the world we live in.

 

Five Elements. Five ways to make a difference.

 

Wood
Get green and plant trees

Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem, absorbing carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses from the air and releasing oxygen for us to breathe. Combat climate change by getting together with friends or family and organise a community tree planting. Did you know that one large tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people? If you're not feeling green-fingered, why not donate a tree instead through Earth Day's Canopy Project.

 

 
 
Fire
Fight global warming and reduce energy

We are already experiencing impacts from climate change, including heat waves and extreme weather. The burning of fossil fuels is a huge cause of the problem. Just by moving your heater thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer, you can reduce your carbon footprint by 2,000 pounds! You can also try lowering the temperature of your water heater, switching to a renewable energy utility company, and using energy-efficient appliances and electronics.

Earth
Protect our species

The world is home to millions of species, many of which are yet to be discovered. However, climate change, habitat loss, poaching and pollution are all threatening our endangered species, which has a devastating effect on the earth's ecosystem. There's so much we can do to change this, but simple ideas include using oxybenzone-free sunscreen to protect our coral reefs (try our Perfect Balance SPF 12), avoid using harmful pesticides to protect our insects and bees, and supporting sustainable fishing and farming.

 
 
 
Metal
Re-use and recycle

Aluminium is 100% recyclable and can be re-used time and time again, which means we can drastically reduce the need for mining by recycling wherever possible! If we recycled all of our aluminium we would never have to make more– in theory, we have a never-ending supply of it in circulation right now. Saying no to single-use plastic and donating used clothes and textiles are also great ways to make a difference.

Water
Reduce water consumption

With the population and global warming on the rise, reducing our water usage is becoming increasingly important, and it's one of the easiest steps we can take to preserve our earth. Try taking a shorter shower and use a water-saving showerhead, only running your dishwasher when it's full, and conserve water outdoors by only watering your lawn in the early morning or late at night.

 

 

No act is too small when it comes to preserving our planet.

For more information on Earth Day and how you can make a difference, visit the Earth Day Network.