Ever Asked “Why Should we be Eco Friendly?”
“Clare, why should we to be eco friendly? Why should anyone even bother?”
It’s a question I get asked. A lot.
And it’s a good question!
Before I answer it, please allow me to ask you a question.
Are you worried about your health, perhaps the health of your family, due to the toxic chemicals that surround us in our homes, not to mention polluted air in our cities?
I certainly am.
I wondered why there are so many more allergies these days, so many more people with breathing difficulties, why cancer deaths are more prevalent in certain areas compared to others – just to mention a few concerns.
And I was pretty horrified by what I found out.
A throw-away society is not sustainable – we’ve got one small planet. We’re bursting at the seams, and we create more and more rubbish by using disposable items.
So many things in our homes contain toxic chemicals – yet we think of our homes as our sanctuary!
It’s not that companies are deliberately trying to make us ill (I’m sure they’re not). It’s just that we show companies, day after day, that we want cheap products. And the cheapest way to make products is to use cheap labour and cheap materials (such as plastic) (which is made from petroleum).
There is no price to pay for factories sending pollutants into the air that we breathe. Sometimes, companies get caught sending waste into our rivers and oceans – but often, they aren’t caught and so they can dispose of their waste for free.
It’s not good for us, and it’s not good for the other creatures we share our planet with.
So, it’s Expensive to be Eco Friendly?
I’ve found lots of ways where being green can in fact save you money, and that’s a key feature of this website.
But We Can Make Better Choices?
By knowing what to look for in the things we buy, we can make the right choices.
Buying green protects our health.
But it also sends a message to companies too.
When we consistently buy products that are safer for us, we show companies we’re no longer willing to continue harming ourselves.
The Good News
And the good news is that by choosing genuinely green products, we’re helping not just ourselves, but we’re also helping the environment.
It’s my job to do all the research, all the finding out.
So I’ll tell you, for example, why “natural” isn’t always good, whether sunblock is a good idea or not, which hair conditioners can give you healthy, glossy hair without the toxic chemicals, and lots more!
That’s what this site, EcoFriendlyLink is all about – linking you to the knowledge and choices to keep you – and the environment – safe.
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