The term eco-warrior is defined as a person actively involved in preventing damage to the environment. The majority of us care about our impact on the environment and want to try and conserve the planet for our kids and their kids. These aspirations seem lofty and it can feel like a losing battle at times.
We at Bamboo Warehouse are very conscious of the ecological effect deforestation has on our beautiful planet. For those of you not too familiar with the term it is the conversion of forested areas to non-forest land for use such as arable land, pasture, urban use, logged area, or wasteland. Deforestation can also be seen as the removal of forests leading to several imbalances ecologically and environmentally and results in declines in habitat and biodiversity. Urbanisation, hardwood production, mining, fires, logging and agricultural activities are few of the causes of deforestation.
You are probably thinking well I am just one person what can I do that would make any impact at all to this global problem?
It does seem overwhelming but we want to say that the battle isn’t lost and in fact, you too can be an eco-warrior! Change starts in the home, you do this by making ecologically sound choices for your home environment and teaching your children the impact that modern living has on our planet.
Here are a few tips you can start with today:
- Plant a tree.
- Go paperless.
- Recycle and buy recycled products.
- Move away from using hardwood products within your home. Rather use sustainable life creating alternatives such as bamboo.
- Eat vegetarian meals as a few times a week.
- Don’t buy anything with palm oil in it, unless it is certified as sustainable.
- Support companies that produce products that cause minimal impact to their environment.
- Teach your children about the ecosystem they live in.
- Know where your food comes from, local is best. Making informed choices will hugely impact your environment.
These are just a few things you can do immediately that can make a huge difference.
We feel so strongly about the fact that change starts in the home that we have some really exciting news! We have just begun our eco-warrior certification program. We are rewarding our clients who are eco-warriors for making a green choice and choosing bamboo in their homes over the alternatives out there.
They will receive a beautiful certificate to display in their homes and they will be entered into our quarterly competitions to win amazing prizes! On top of that, we have a very exciting competition in December where they stand a chance to win a trip for two to Mauritius!
Ultimately this about championing the little things you do every day that make you our eco-heroes because a little action can go a long way.
Go Green, Go Bamboo,
Team Bamboo Warehouse