Posted by Manuela on April 22, 2015
Happy Earth Day! If you missed our last few Earth Day Posts, here are some helpful links to get you caught up:
For our final Earth Day post we want to focus on something that is very close to skinnyskinny's heart. Something that not only helps the Earth, but also its inhabitants.
Being vegan and cruelty-free is something that we take very seriously. You might be thinking, what do dairy alternatives, and wanting the best for our furry friends have to do with the environment. You'd actually be surprised! While it is one thing to not want animals in you skin or body care, it's an entirely different commitment to keep all animal products off of your plate. Putting aside all moral, personal, etc., reasons for giving up the meat, we have an Earth based reason that will have you looking at those bacon and eggs in an entirely different way.
Living a plant-based life means eating low on the food chain. The production of veggies, grains, and legumes, all have an impact on the environment, but it is a limited one. The higher you move up the food chain, the more goes into feeding, and growing those resources. In fact, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions– more than the entire transportation sector!
To make matters worse, producing meat also requires a huge amount of water. An estimated 1,800 to 2,500 gallons of water go into a single pound of beef. By comparison, soy tofu produced in California requires only 220 gallons of water per pound.So thats air pollution that leads to climate change, a huge waste of water, plus the livestock industry also uses almost 50% of the corn produced in the United States as feed for animals.
The impact of not eating meat can really add up. We're not saying you have to go full out vegan (but it'd be really cool if you did), we're just saying to give it up for one day a week. That's not too hard, right?
Want to improve your impact even more? Using vegan products is so easy when you have so many amazing options. With the release of our vegan lip balms last year, our line became completely vegan.
In case you've missed our last two Earth Day posts, make sure to click here before reading on!We've all calculated our Ecological Footprints over here at skinnyskinny, and it's been an eye opening experience!While there are potential flaws to tests like this: One of our staff members from our Flagship Store pointed out that as [...]
The addiction to plastic is very real! Let's face it, whether your footprint is small or you're using enough resources for a small town, plastic is everywhere. Bottles, clothes, electronics, bags, we use plastic for everything! So what's the big deal?What makes plastic different from materials like wood or paper is that plastic is not [...]
Earth Day is right around the corner, and for us here at skinnyskinny that's like Halloween, Christmas, and 4th of July all wrapped up into one. While we believe that every day should be earth day, we also love that there's one day set aside to getting serious about the planet. For the next few [...]
It turns out you had a lot questions that needed to be answered! We're featuring two of the most popular ones here, and will be doing separate posts to address all of the DIY, and other skinnyskinny related questions.For those of you who missed our last post, our founder and owner Clara is taking questions [...]
Ever wondered exactly what's "wrong" with your conventional shampoo? Want to know what the perfect essential oil is for your headaches? Have questions about how natural your All-Natural routine really is? Our founder and owner Clara has the answer! We are now taking any questions about Green Beauty, Aromatherapy, Plant-based ingredients, and everything in between [...]
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