Like many people in the world today, I am proud to confess that I am truly passionate about the environment. 

The world is currently home to over 7.5 billion people so why wouldn’t people want to look after their home and its surroundings?

Unfortunately, so many factors are adversely affecting our planet today.  Pollution, global warming, deforestation and wildfires are just a few issues that are causing detrimental problems to our beloved planet Earth.

There are a huge number of reasons that we need to protect the world – unfortunately too many to list in this post – but ultimately we need to be aware that the environment literally is our security blanket and one we sadly take for granted.  Why do we destroy what is here to protect us?

Take our forests.  Our forests are amazing.  They provide homes for many species of animals.  They provide raw materials for goods that we use.  They provide sustenance for us to live.  They are a source of oxygen; enabling us to breathe.  We go through each day just ‘living’ but not really realising where this life comes from.

I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching and I’m adamant that we all need to do our bit and even just small changes on all our parts will see a significant overall impact.  I can make a change.  But if you make a change too, and your friends … and my friends … and then our friends’ friends, this is where the results will start to be seen.  We need this snowball effect to make a real difference.

You may or may not be familiar with the UN’s sustainable development goals.  If you refer to the image below, you can see the seventeen goals that the UN has listed:

At a glance, some of these goals may seem unachievable – but they’re not!  If everyone really pulled together and made an effort, these goals could be realised.  I am of the belief that nothing is impossible. 

One easy change we can make – and without too much effort – is to become more eco-savvy.  Being environmentally friendly is so exceptionally important if we want the world to survive for our successors.  It also links to several of the UN’s sustainable development goals listed above.

It is important to promote eco-living to help conserve all-important energy and to prevent pollution in all its forms.  With reduced pollution, we benefit from improved health and wellbeing for our population, whilst maintaining a wonderful planet for the future generation.  

However, becoming environmentally conscious and aware is not something that many of the world’s inhabitants seem to have found easy.   People are set in their ways and it’s hard for some to adopt change.  However small and subtle changes are all that is needed in the beginning.  Once people have realised how easy one change is, it is then easy to progress to the next.

I have been striving to become more eco-friendly myself.  It’s sometimes hard to put some of these phrases into something meaningful but by eco-friendly, I mean living in a way that is going to be kind to the environment.  Some of us may already be trying our best – perhaps ensuring you don’t leave the tap running when brushing your teeth, making sure you switch off lights in rooms you’re not in and sorting out refuse into food leftovers, recycling and general waste.  However, we need to do more than that.  Yes, those actions help but to truly save the planet, we need to go an extra step – or make those extra miles!

Recently, I’ve become very interested in environmentally friendly products.  I’ve already made some switches to some.  Some are such simple steps and I don’t know why I hadn’t made the change before!  Just take, for example, switching to milk in glass bottles.  Or using a different type of shampoo?  Tiny changes can equal big results.

It’s kind of scary when you think of how many different products we use on a day-to-day basis.  We use personal hygiene products in the bathroom like skincare products, make-up and countless lotions and potions in the shower and bath.  In the kitchen, we use various gadgets, containers, wrappers.  In our bedrooms, we have wardrobes and drawers full of clothes.  We have devices and bits and pieces adorning every room of our house – from laptops and TVs to notepads and pens, from jeans and jackets to dishcloths and sponges.  But how environmentally friendly are they?  Do you really know where they come from, what they’re made of and if they can be reused or recycled when you have no further need for them?

Throughout my research and my own personal adoption of more eco-friendly products, I’ve decided to enter into a new, exciting venture and I can’t wait to share it with you.

I’m going to be involved in a new business called Ecobuddi.  It will see me trialling lots of new innovative eco-friendly health and beauty products, writing reviews and weighing up the pros and cons of each.  So instead of you having to research new products, try them and take the time to ascertain what you like or what you don’t like, I’m going to be doing all the hard work for you!

I’ll be trying out face, body, hair care and dental products as well as a make-up!  It will see me reviewing zero waste and plastic-free items and I’ll be spending time looking into products formulated from entirely natural ingredients. 

Excitingly these items promise to be not only great for the environment but great for the users too.  The natural ingredients are kind to the skin with absolutely no nasties to be found.  I plan to research exactly what formulas can address which skincare or body concern so it will be fully possible to personalise your products to your exact requirements.

Long gone are the days where eco-friendly meant you had the choice of one or two items. There are thousands of products out there; all of which could really make the difference to the planet and they’re cool to use too!

So watch this space!  My site is under construction and I cannot wait to share it with you when it goes live!  I really hope you’ll be as enthusiastic as I am and I welcome you to join me on this journey.  Let’s all attempt to do our bit and genuinely try to save our wonderful planet! 

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