Did you know on the 22nd April we celebrated World Earth Day?
I know it can feel like we have a lot of days to celebrate a lot of different things, some of these are very silly, such as No Pant Day (which is great for pandas because we never pants) but some are much more important, like World Earth Day.
This is a day to celebrate our lovely planet, and to encourage people to do more to protect it. Here at The Cheeky Panda, we aren’t just panda lovers, we are EARTH lovers, and that’s why your favourite neighbourhood pandas are here to tell you that small changes can make a big difference! Here are some of our favourite sustainable tips:
The term ‘fast fashion’ refers to the speedy production of poor quality clothing and I know you’re sat there thinking about that brand new top in your wardrobe, tags still in tact collecting dust.
The fashion industry is the third largest polluter after food and construction but the good news is fast fashion is out and slow fashion is in!
- Re-wear what’s in your wardrobe, you don’t need another winter jumper I promise.
- Use second hand clothing sites, such as Depop, Vinted and eBay and give unwanted pieces of clothing a loving new home.
- Do clothes swaps with your friends and family
- Check out your local charity shop, you never know you might find a hidden gem whilst contributing to a great cause.
Plant Based Eating
An easy-peasy way to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy more plant based products - one gram of animal protein has a 7.5% higher carbon footprint than one gram of plant protein *adds lentils to shopping basket*. If you skipped eating meat and cheese one per week with your family, it would be the equivalent of taking your car off the road for five weeks. I told you, small changes have big impacts!
Bee Friendly Garden
That’s right, we might be panda lovers but we know how important the bees are to our ecosystem. Bees pollinate the food we eat and many of the trees and flowers that provide habitats for wildlife. Feeling green this spring? Try planting these bee friendly plants in your garden:
- Bee balm
- White Clover
- Pot Marigold
Cheeky Panda Products
You didn’t really think you would make it through this blog post without mentioning ourselves did you? Our sustainable range of products have minimal environmental consequences, we made sure of it. We have saved over 240,000 trees and 18,000 tons of carbon by using lovely bamboo to make our products and, not to brag, but we offset all our emissions with the World Land Trust meaning your loo roll is carbon balanced – If that wont impress your houseguests, I don’t know what will.
Let us know what you did for World Earth Day in the comments section below!
The Cheeky Panda x