World Environment Day - 5 Ways to Clean Up our Act

World Environment Day - 5 Ways to Clean Up our Act

Posted by Nicole Sherwin on

The 5th June marks World Environment Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness and taking action to protect our planet. As the founder of Eco Diva Natural, I am passionate about sustainability and making a positive impact on the environment. I am delighted to share with you five fun and practical ways to clean up our act and contribute to a healthier planet. Let's dive right in!

  1. Embrace the Power of DIY: Eco-friendly Cleaning Products - One of the easiest ways to reduce your environmental impact is by creating your own cleaning products. Swap out harmful chemicals for natural alternatives like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. Not only are these ingredients safe for your health, but they are also effective in keeping your home clean and bacteria and germ-free. Get creative, experiment with different recipes, and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing exactly what you're using to clean your sacred space.
  1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (in Style of course!) - We've all heard this mantra before, but it remains as relevant as ever. Take a fresh approach to the three R's: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Start by assessing your consumption habits and identify areas where you can cut back on waste and especially single use plastic. Embrace the concept of minimalism and choose quality over quantity when purchasing new items. When it comes to reusing, get imaginative! Repurpose glass jars, transform old t-shirts into cleaning rags, or upcycle old furniture into something new for you. . And of course, don't forget to recycle! Educate yourself about your local recycling guidelines and make it a habit to sort your waste properly. Also keep cotton shopping bags in your car or your bag so that you never have to use plastic or purchase new bags every time you do the shopping.
  1. Plant Your Way to a Greener World - Celebrate World Environment Day by planting trees and embracing greenery in your surroundings. Not only do trees beautify our landscapes, but they also play a vital role in combating climate change. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, provide shade, and support biodiversity. Gather your friends, family, or community to organize a tree-planting event or create a small garden in your backyard. Watch as your efforts blossom into a greener and more vibrant world.
  1. Choose Sustainable, Vegan, Cruelty-Free Skincare & Makeup - Being mindful of what you put onto your skin is as important as what you put in your body. Look for skincare brands that prioritize sustainability, ethical sourcing, and clean plant-based ingredients. At Eco Diva Natural, we believe in harnessing the power of nature without compromising on effectiveness. Opt for products packaged in eco-friendly materials, choose organic and cruelty-free options, and support brands that give back to environmental causes. By making conscious choices, you can pamper yourself while reducing your ecological footprint.
  1. Take a Step Outside and Explore Nature - Connecting with nature is not only rejuvenating but also reminds us of the beauty and fragility of our planet. This World Environment Day, step outside and explore the wonders around you. Hit the beach or mountains, a river, a botanical garden or a forest and breathe in this beautiful land we call home. Whether it's a hike in the mountains, a stroll on the beach, or a picnic in the park, spending time in nature fosters appreciation and inspires us to protect it and get more outside our comfort zone to make a difference in our own small way. Remember to leave no trace, respect wildlife, and share your experiences to inspire others to care for our environment. Get involved in community projects to plant trees or veggie gardens, get stuck into beach clean ups and help inspire your community reduce plastic waste. Become an Eco-Warrior.

Cleaning up our act doesn't have to be a chore; it can be an exciting and empowering journey. This World Environment Day, let's commit to making positive changes for the planet by embracing DIY cleaning products, reducing waste, planting trees, choosing sustainable skincare, and immersing ourselves in nature. Together, we can create a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful world for generations to come.

Happy World Environment Day!

Eco Diva actively engages in sustainable practices on a daily basis, demonstrating our commitment to a greener future. Here's a glimpse of what we do:

  1. Environmentally-Friendly Packaging: Our packaging consists of glass or recycled PET plastic, both of which can be recycled or upcycled. Additionally, their outer packaging is made from biodegradable cardboard, reducing waste.
  2. Plastic-Free Shipping: All our shipping materials are made of biodegradable cardboard or paper, eliminating the use of plastic.
  3. Cruelty-Free: As a brand, Eco Diva stands firmly against animal testing, ensuring that our products are cruelty-free.
  4. Tree Planting Initiatives: We regularly partner with organizations like Greenpop and Food & Trees for Africa to plant trees, contributing to reforestation efforts and combatting deforestation.
  5. Community Engagement: Eco Diva actively participates in beach clean-ups and community programs, encouraging others to take part in environmental initiatives.
  6. Ocean and River-Safe: All Eco Diva products are carefully formulated to be ocean and river-safe, ensuring that they have a minimal impact on aquatic ecosystems.
  7. Recycling Incentives: Eco Diva promotes recycling by offering a discount for all Eco Diva packaging brought back to us for recycling, encouraging customers to participate in our sustainable packaging program.
  8. Sustainable Farming: Our products are 100% natural, with ingredients sourced from sustainable farming practices, supporting eco-conscious agriculture.
  9. Social Media Advocacy: We use our social media platforms to regularly educate and encourage sustainable practices, empowering our community to make a positive impact on the environment.

 We'd love you to get invovled. Find out more here.

www.ecodiva.co.za | info@ecodiva.co.za | 021 200 5900 | Socials @ecodivanatural

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