Having a sustainable beauty routine means making room for cosmetics made with natural, organic, vegan, cruelty-free and genderless ingredients. And the interesting thing is that these products respect the planting period of each species, do not have components of animal origin and are free of synthetic compositions that can harm the environment. To start taking advantage of these products, check out the list!(more…)
In your home, what do you do for the health of the planet? If you think that having a greener home is a complicated task and requires a lot of investment, it’s time to review your concepts.
From our personal initiative and with small changes in our daily lives, we managed to have a more sustainable home, optimizing natural resources.The following are some practices that can be easily adopted to have a sustainable home:(more…)
Everyone needs to clean the house. We have been convinced that we need a chemical product for every piece of it: a stove, a floor, a wall grout, a furniture, a vase, etc. One of the problems with these numerous products is the chemistry with which they are made. Most use synthetic detergents, derived from petroleum, which end up not being biodegradable and creating problems when they go down the drain to rivers and seas. In addition, we end up buying a lot of packaging “in need” of many different products. More packaging = more waste.
To solve this, let’s simplify: you only need three things to clean the house: coconut bar soap, baking soda and vinegar.
Less packaging (including baking soda can be purchased in bulk in many places) and less harmful chemicals for the environment and for you, who have allergies and don’t know where they come from. In addition to spending much less money on cleaning products.
According to the study, the volume of plastic that leaks into the oceans each year is approximately 10 million tonnes, which is equivalent to 23,000 Boeing 747 aircraft landing in the seas and oceans each year – more than 60 a day.
At this rate, until 2030, we will find the equivalent of 26,000 plastic bottles in the sea every km2. This could result in more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. Do you believe?
Plastic waste in soils and rivers is estimated to be even greater than in the oceans, impacting the lives of many animals and contaminating diverse ecosystems, now covering the four corners of the world – including Antarctica.
The solutions to this problem must involve all sectors of society – governments, industries, companies, Third Sector organizations and individuals – as well as all stages of the system: production, consumption, disposal, treatment and reuse of plastic.
We need everyone involved and our individual participation is very important too!(more…)
Did you know that the planet is rising in temperature every day?
The 0.8ºC rise in the global average temperature has already left important marks on our ecosystem. The extreme variations in climate are the most visible.
Regardless of what we do in the coming years, the average temperature will rise by at least another 0.5ºC, since the oceans have some “inertia” that prevents the temperature from reacting immediately to the increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases.
This increase is expected to cause a general increase in sea level and desertification.
Without measures to reduce emissions, the temperature will rise another 0.8ºC by 2050, triggering a series of very serious and irreversible consequences in our ecosystem, such as the widespread spread of tropical diseases and the extinction of more than 20% of the current species of fauna and flora.(more…)
After you read about how to be more sustainable would like to start doing your own home composting?
In this post there are informations about how to do it.
Having a home composting machine is a great way to reduce the amount of waste. That would go to landfills and also a way to change people’s relationship with the waste they generate.
Considering that we produce 600 grams of organic waste per day. It is necessary to dispose of our waste in a more sustainable way. So that they do not end up in landfills, contaminating soil and groundwater, even producing methane gas.
Learning how to make a composter avoids this type of emission and still produces a very rich resource: humus! In addition, it is also good for health. According to a study, contact with a bacterium present in the humus works as an antidepressant. So, decreases allergies, pain and nausea.(more…)
Sustainability is directly linked to activities and actions that aim to meet the needs of human beings, through material and economic development, without causing damage to the environment. In this way, natural resources are used with awareness, ensuring that future generations have them without current ones having to give them up.
How can the attitude of a single person help to preserve natural resources(more…)