How to Shop & Reduce Climate Change
Every purchase you make does have an impact. As consumers your choices can make a huge difference to Climate Change.
To understand your own psychology and motivation, check out our guide on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. For a simpler overview on how to become a sustainable shopper, we created this guide – The Buyerarchy Of Needs.
When you buy through us, 51% of our profits will support Climate Crisis solutions. This does not include the Cashback or contribution you earn through every purchase you make. This means whatever you buy through us even if it’s not the greenest supplier & even if you take all the Cashback you are still supporting Climate Crisis solutions.
We have created the below guides to help you to reduce your own impact by becoming a more informed consumer.
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Make a huge difference to the environment by changing your diet!
Use your local independent shops – you will be supporting the community in which you live, you will be actually seeing the faces of the people whose businesses you benefit, rather than the corporate suits at major supermarkets that allow your money to seep into their pockets via stocks and shares in addition to their disproportionate salaries. In addition, by utilising your local shops you will not have to use your car to go out as often, reducing carbon emissions!
Health food shops – these are the best places to support, stocking organic products, fair trade products as well as vitamins and healthy snack foods.
Organic produce – why do we recommend organic produce? Simple – organic food is free from chemical treatments, meaning that as it is grown and farmed no chemical fertilisers or pesticides were used in its production. The Soil Association symbol is the watermark you should look out for.
Ethical money – Deciding which bank to go for can be tricky as you will be having to choose directly between getting the best interest rates or going for the most ethical bank as sometimes the two do not correlate.
Charity shops/eBay and recycling – Recycling is becoming more and more important as land-fill sites become hazardously full and resources used to create new items are depleted. By buying second-hand products you save resources and can contribute to a growing movement away from the idea of buying everything new all the time. It doesn’t have to be that way!
Energy – energy efficient brands are out there, you just have to know where to look. A great company called Ecotricity has won major awards for its wind farm projects – a clean, renewable energy source. The Energy Saving Trust provides rating and labelling systems to aid your decision making.
Avoid the bad brands try not to buy from brands that are causing or contributing towards Global Warming. Our Green Ratings page is a great way to find brands that are doing the most to prevent Global Warming.
Non-GM Food – Two thirds of the population do not want to consume GM food yet it is increasingly finding its way onto our plates, more often than not without us realising. Look out for the GM-free label and the Soil Association label both of which guarantee that what you’re buying has not been genetically modified.