While not a major contributor to the global climate crisis, the Philippines is still part of the top 25% of low and middle income countries that produce significant greenhouse gas emissions. With Earth Day right around the corner—and carbon dioxide levels hitting an all-time high—it’s time to make a change.
Though there are larger entities that create a wider-scale impact, that doesn’t mean you can’t do your part to help curb the damage! The planet still needs a global solution in order to significantly reduce carbon emissions, but there are things that you can do on your own to lessen your ecological footprint.
First things first, educate yourself. They say knowledge is power. Before we can change the way we live, we need to understand why we need to do so. Read up and educate yourself on the consequences of the climate crisis on future generations and our individual and collective responsibilities. Share your knowledge when you can. This simple act can help us improve our relationship with Mother Earth. Here are other tips that you can easily do at home with the help of sustainable products from Shopee.
12 Sustainable Products to Buy That Can Help Save Mother Earth
Red meat is one of the biggest contributors to harmful emissions. We know giving up steak forever is hard, but once in a while, try swapping out red meat and processed food for plant-based meat. Even better, consider alternatives such as fish, fruits, and vegetables. Aside from reducing your personal carbon footprint, you can enjoy a healthier diet! It’s also a great way to support our local farmers and fishermen. Here are some products you can check out.
This superfood is available in different sizes depending on your needs. Stock up on it now starting at only 66 pesos!
A healthy alternative to table sugar, this locally sourced coconut sugar is of premium quality and produced from newly harvested old sweet coconut nectar sap. It is certified 100% organic, has a low glycemic index, has a very low moisture content, and is a raw, non-bleached, non-refined, and non-GMO all-purpose sweetener. Stock up on it now starting at only 98 pesos!
Virgin coconut oil is richer in benefits than ordinary coconut oil. It is higher in vitamin content, antioxidants (which are nil or negligible in ordinary coconut oil), minerals, medium-chain fatty acids, taste, fragrance, and even rotein. Stock up on it now starting at only 129 pesos!
Since most of us are quarantining at home, our household product consumption has increased. Unfortunately, many of these daily essentials, such as toothbrushes, shampoos, and cleaning materials, are made with toxic chemicals that harm the environment. Luckily, more brands have developed sustainable products that we can use as alternatives. Check these out:
Make your next toothbrush a natural bamboo toothbrush! It’s good for the environment and good for you and your family. Buy some for you and your family now!
EpSa’s refreshing shampoo and conditioner is made with organic argan oil that can effectively remove hair grease and dirt. It also aims to repair damaged hair, letting you have shiny, smooth, refreshing, and healthy hair. Stock up on them now while they’re on sale at 43% off!
Messy Bessy’s Natural Dish Cleaner is a grease-cutting, sulfate-free concentrate made with home-grown coconuts and antiseptic essential oils. This powerful, affordable, germ-killing dish cleaner is made with coconut soap and lemon essential oil. Clean your greasy dishes without harming your hands or the environment. Plus, every purchase supports at-risk youth who are working and studying for a brighter future. Stock up on this natural dish cleaner now while it’s on sale at 10% off!
Many of us recently unleashed our inner plantitos and plantitas this pandemic. After all, it’s fun, therapeutic, and one of the best ways we can practice environmental stewardship. Your plant babies can help get rid of toxic air released by furniture and electronics. Growing an urban garden and eating your own vegetables can also help reduce the impact of transporting produce, which takes up a lot of energy. Growing and caring for your plants will benefit your overall physical and mental well-being, all while helping fight climate change. Here are some products to check out:
Rice hulls provide a dense source of carbon which, when composted, can increase the water and nutrient holding capacity of soil, improve soil aggregation, porosity, infiltration, and many other key beneficial soil physical characteristics. Buy it now!
This organic neem oil is all-natural and non-toxic to humans and pets. It’s a great solution for insects, mites, or fungi bothering your plants. It can also be applied as a preventive measure. Stock up on it now while it’s on sale for only half the price!
This coco log is best for orchids, ferns, and other hanging plants. It is made with net and natural coco fibers, which have a great water retention capacity. Buy it now for only 36 pesos!
Disposable utensils, straws, and plastic water bottles are convenient when you’re on the go, but they’re also bad for the environment. These single-use plastics all end up in landfills and waterways. However, the simple act of substituting these items with more sustainable options is already a big step towards positive change. Avoid using them and instead, purchase reusable products like these that can last you for years to come:
The Insulated Classic 20oz Klean Kanteen Tumbler is based on their classic stainless steel water bottle combined with Climate Lock™ double-wall vacuum insulation, keeping drinks hot for up to 20 hours and iced for up to 50 hours. Its Klean Coat powder coat finish is four times more durable, chip-resistant, and safe for people and the planet. Buy one now while it’s on sale at 10% off!
This set includes a straight straw, a bent straw, a milk tea straw, a cleaner brush, and a wheat storage box for all of your drinking needs. Buy this set today for all of your drinking needs!
These eco bags are made of non-woven fabric and can be used for all of your errands. Stock up on those eco tote bags for only 20 pesos each!
Change starts within us. Remember: even the smallest acts can yield big results in the long run. Together, let’s all do our part in the conservation of our home—Mother Earth.
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