5 Ways to be Sweet to the Planet this Earth Day
At Purecane™, we aren’t shy about our devotion to preserving the planet. We know climate change is accelerating and the need for eco-friendly business practices is more urgent than ever. The fact is, this is our home, and it needs protecting. We want to live and work each day like it’s Earth Day, showing our love for this fantastic world we live in.
Here are a few ways we’ve baked this commitment into the DNA of our business:
- Our Reb M product at the heart of our all-natural Purecane™ Sweetener requires just 1/10th the farmland of other leading, natural leaf products.
- We make the packaging for our Purecane™ packets from sugarcane sustainably grown in Brazil.
- Our growers use existing farmland far from the Amazon rainforest, so our product doesn’t cause deforestation or negative environmental changes.
- All Purecane™ shipments are carbon neutral.
When it comes to being sustainable, we’ve made it our mission to walk the walk. In honor of Earth Day, we’d like to help you do the same, so our team has put together a few simple things you can do to make an impact.
1) Buy second-hand clothes
If you’re looking to introduce some new seasonal outfits to your wardrobe, consider hitting a thrift or consignment store. This might not seem like an obvious way to be more eco-friendly, but it requires massive resources to make and ship clothes. Considering that Americans throw away over 14 million tons of clothing every year, shopping second-hand is a great way to go green. Likewise, if you’re spring cleaning your closet, donate those old jeans instead of tossing them in the trash.
2) Eat sustainably
Many people don’t realize that eating healthier and eating more sustainably often go together. Following a more plant-based diet with fruits and veggies sourced from local farms can make a big difference in your carbon footprint (and your waistline). For starters, try checking out your local farmers’ market and get to know the vendors. Couple that with choosing eco-friendly products like Purecane™, and you’ll be on your way to a more sustainable and delicious lifestyle. Don’t know where to start? Check out our amazing recipes page for fun ideas on how to bake and create your version of healthy sweets and treats!
3) Ditch the car
Did you know that the average car in the U.S. burns roughly 6 to 9 tons of greenhouse gases each year? We know that giving up driving isn’t always an option depending on where you live and work, but there’s no denying the harm gas-guzzling cars are doing to the environment. Switching to a bike or walking to work or the gym is one of the greenest changes you can make. The best part? Not only is it better for the earth, but it’s a great way to improve your health, too!
Try being more mindful of the devices you’re using throughout the day and how often you’re turning them on or off. Things like phone chargers which often sit plugged in while you’re not using them can add up to a lot of wasted energy (as much as 10 percent of your total consumption). By unplugging them or plugging them into a power strip, you can reduce energy waste and the size of your electric bill!
5) Enjoy an eco-friendly meal
Being more eco-conscious requires plenty of effort and focus. If you’re making an effort this year to respect the planet, why not celebrate Earth Day with something tasty? Gather those amazing local fruits and veggies and put them to good use with a Healthy Green Smoothie Bowl or Green Goddess Smoothie. If you’re looking for something sweeter, treat yourself to our Blueberry Muffins. You deserve it!