Our dollars are our vote for the kind of planet we want.
March 29, 2021
It's easy to feel powerless in the face of climate change. Or to feel guilty that we're not 'doing enough'. The reality is that the climate crisis needs big action from big businesses.
Businesses are in business to sell us the things we want. That means that every dollar we spend has super powers! When we spend with brands doing better for the planet, positive change happens. And companies that are harming the planet will either have to get better or they'll go out of business.
Here are some simple ways to vote for positive change with your dollars.
You don’t have to eat lab grown meat (but if you do, let us know what it tastes like!) You also don’t have to go vegan. Here are some simple food swaps for the planet:
1. Winner-winner-chicken-dinner. Swap out beef for chicken to reduce your emissions by a massive 90%! Here’s some recipe inspo. Or for those who love to sink their teeth in to a steak, check out Five Founders - Australia’s First Carbon Neutral certified beef.
2. Step it up a notch with Meatless Mondays. Replace one serve of beef every Monday for a year to save the same emissions as driving 560 kms!
3. Buy local when you can. Less distance = less transport emissions.
4. Buy from businesses that are already doing better for the planet. Which businesses are Greener you ask? Sign up for our app waitlist to be the first to know.
No, we’re not going to tell you to ‘just change your light bulbs’ (although if you’re up for it, you’ll save some serious $$ in the long run).
Home energy is a big-ticket item when it comes to emissions. And it’s actually super easy to swap! You could see if your current provider has a green option, but we love Amber Electric, Power Shop or Diamond Energy for 100% carbon neutral energy that’s affordable, or might even save you money!
The fashion industry has a huge impact on the planet. If you’re a fashion lover, check out Aussie start-up Worn For Good for pre-loved designer do-goodies. Or, if it’s something you’re only going to wear once, why not rent? Have a look at Glam Corner to save money and the planet.
Where we spend our dollars tells companies what we care about. Supporting greener businesses helps them to thrive and have greater impact. The more we choose green - the greener businesses become.