Everything comes from somewhere. Unsustainable practices can lead to deforestation, land degradation and desertification.
Check out this video from FOREST500 about this. (2 minutes)
By thinking about what we buy, we can all fight deforestation, land degradation and desertification. There are new certifications informing consumers if that particular product has been grown with sustainable practices.
Some are specific for agriculture and forest products but any of these certifications are ways we can contribute. When buying look for the following certifications:
- FSC: Paper and wood products: Forest Stewardship Council.
- Cradle to Cradle Certified: Clothes, building, personal care and cleaning products.
- 1% for the planet: Many products.
- Energy start: Home appliances and houses.
How can you share these ideas? It’s not too late for us to organize to make a difference, but the time to act is now.