Earth Day falls on 22nd April.
How we live our life affects our environment.
So what does environmentally or eco-friendly mean? To us, being environmentally or eco friendly means not wasting precious resources and choosing goods and services considered to have a lower impact on the environment.
Perhaps the simplest way to define what being eco friendly means is to say that it is “the act of living with intent”.
The intent is focused on not creating harm to your environment and to prevent as much harm from occurring to the environment through your interactions with it.
100s of millions of trees planted
Educators in 149 countries
$7 billion green school grants
2.7 billion “Acts of Green”
36 million clean up volunteers worldwide
The Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act
Countless billions of global Earth Day participants
The word “eco” comes from the ancient Greek word ‘oikos’ meaning house, or the Latin ‘oeco’ meaning household.
Mostly used as a prefix, it is added to an existing word to create another word with new meaning, mostly related to ecology.
For example, eco-system, eco-tourism, eco-label etc, suggesting that a product is less damaging to the environment.
Ecology is the study of the detrimental affects of modern civilization on the environment, with a view toward prevention or reversal through conservation.
What Is Sustainable Fashion?
The fashion industry is responsible for over 8% of total greenhouse gas emissions.
“Sustainable Fashion” refers to a clothing supply chain that is ecologically and socially responsible.
Earth Day reminds us that now is the opportunity to shift the industry and consumers away from the “fast fashion” model we see in the West and toward sustainable practices in sourcing, production, distribution, marketing and consumption.
We can all do our bit!
Here at the The FAIR Trade Store we are pretty eco conscious.
Where possible, I “Reduce, Re-use and Recycle” in the warehouse and office. I care about the environment.
As such, I use recycled or sustainably produced materials as much as possible and have carefully selected a range of products for sale that display many of these characteristics. These can be found in The Eco Store.
Have a great Earth Day and maybe take some action yourself?
Why not visit The Eco Store NOW and shop for ethical, recycled, eco and environmentally friendly gifts?