At GreenLivingUK, we aim to minimise our impact on the environment; therefore, we strive to be a green organisation.
From the way we work and lead our lives, we support at least 5 out of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development that the world leaders agreed on in 2015.
These goals aim to address the urgency of climate change. The world should collectively achieve these goals by 2030.
At GreenLivingUK we work towards achieving the following five:
Goal number 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal number 2: End hunger, achieve food security, and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal Number 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal Number 13: To protect and restore life on land.
Goal number 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
As a vegan business we have reduced the impact that the meat and dairy industry has on the environment.
We strive not to waste food by storing it properly and by cooking only what we will consume.
We buy seasonal food from the local organic farms.
We support our local businesses.
We showcase ethical fashion brands in our Ethical Brands Directory.
We say no to plastic and excess packaging. We buy second hand whenever possible.
We choose reusable products.
We advocate for corporate responsibility and join petitions and campaigns.
We use our social media channels to call out businesses with unsustainable practices.
We strive to consume less and use what we already own.
We live a conscious life with less waste and consumption. We recycle paper, glass, plastic, metal, and old electronics. We compost because composting food scraps can reduce climate impact while also recycling nutrients. We choose reusable products over #singleuse. We buy second hand & make sure that when we purchase new, the products are produced in an eco-friendly way. We work from home, which is powered by Ecotricity, the electricity they supply comes from 100% renewable energy sources. They use the money from their customers’ bills to build wind turbines and solar parks – so around 25% of their green electricity is actually made by them! Their gas is also carbon neutral, which means they offset any emissions created by their gasmills by investing in carbon reduction schemes. They are the only energy company in the UK to be recognised by The Vegan Society for their vegan energy.
We are ethical vegans, which means we don’t consume animals, buy products tested on animals, or use animal by-products.
We support the Animal Justice Project charity.
We recycle and compost.
We have switched to receiving electronic statements and receipts.
To reduce the paper use (fewer trees cutting), we have registered with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) so that we won’t receive junk mail.
We take part in the litter pick up in our local parks and green areas. We do not use chemicals in our homes.
We respect the environment and animals.
Our Ethical Impact count
Since being vegan we have saved
|Days Vegan: 3,285||3120 animal lives (not bred into existence for “food”)||62,400 lbs of CO2 (will charge 68,640 smartphones)|
|3,432,000 gallons of water (will fill 5.2 Olympic-size pools)||140,400 lbs of grain (will bake 98,280 loaves of bread)||93,600 sq ft of forest ( will cover 1.23 average soccer pitches)|
The vegan count has been sourced from https://bigvegancount.com
The Foodbank we support is the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network https://www.trusselltrust.org
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development https://www.globalgoals.org/