Protect the planet by going organic - 4 small steps you can make todayPublished on
As well as using planet-friendly baby care, you can minimise your impact on the environment by making easy switches to organic products.
Organic September is a great time to learn more about the growing organic movement. The Soil Association has dedicated this month to raising awareness of the benefits of organic farming methods.
Here’s are a few steps you can make to help to build a greener future:
Get clued up
The first step is learning what organic really means - and how it makes a difference. To carry the Soil Association’s organic symbol a product must meet high standards – find out more here.
So, you can be sure that by choosing organic products, you are protecting biodiversity and wildlife, helping to combat climate change, promoting animal welfare and reducing your families’ exposure to pesticides. Find out more about the full benefits of organic here:
Make a small swap
Now that you understand organic, why not commit to making just one small change? According to The Soil Association, we drink around 100 million cups of tea and 95 million coffees a day in the UK. So, just by changing your daily cup of Joe, you could make a massive difference, and you can ramp things up further by adding organic milk to your brew. Organic milk has around 50% more beneficial omega 3 fatty acids and can be bought at all supermarkets for not much more than standard milk.
Less is more
If you’re a meat eater, another tip is to try reducing the amount of meat you eat but improving the quality by opting for organic cuts. You’ll not only be supporting the highest standards of animal welfare, you’ll also be making better choice for your health and the planet by eating less meat. Keep your piggy bank happy by opting for lower cost organic cuts like shoulder or belly which have more nutritional value too.
If you’re ready to go a step further, you can support local organic farmers by signing up for a regular fruit/veg box delivery. Though they might be a little more costly, it’s a good way to ensure you eat fresh, seasonal produce that helps your local community. Organic farming protects the planet by working with nature to help restore a safe climate from the ground up. As well as fruit and veg, many farmers offer local honey and meat too.
We hope this has inspired you to make some easy organic swaps. For more information on all things organic, visit the Soil Association website.
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