Happy Earth Day!

Author: Dr. Quinte Naturopathic Centre on 21 January 2010

Happy Earth Day, all!

Although we need to always take great care of this volatile and delicate planet we call home, today is one day in which we especially honour Earth by paying special attention to the footprints we create here.

All over the world, people gather to celebrate Earth Day with events, campaigns, new environmentally conscious initiatives, and to review the current state of Earth in order to discuss what more we can do to be responsible caretakers.

Here at the Quinte Naturopathic Centre we strive to remain as environmentally conscious as possible. One of the products we sell pairs health and environmental responsibility, and was voted one of the top five eco-friendly water bottles in its category by Time Magazine.

Klean Kanteen water bottles are made with the utmost care for the planet, which is the main reason we carry them aside from the facts that they lack the dreaded bisphenol A (BPA) (the chemical in plastic that has been proven to cause adverse effects in us) and are made with food-grade stainless steel.

Here is what the Klean Kanteen website has to say:

Klean Kanteen has grown over the past five years from a tiny, upstart company to a leader in the stainless beverage bottle industry. During this time, we’ve also taken significant steps toward lowering our environmental footprint through consideration and adjustments in every aspect of our facilities and practices. Ensuring our office paper is 100% post-consumer content, providing hand and dish soaps that are fair trade and eco-friendly, using Energy Star-certified office equipment – these are just a few of our earth-in-mind internal operations choices. Our commitment to sustainability also extends to the very beginning of the production process; we’ve increased oversight and conducted third-party audits of factories making our products in China to ensure they’re meeting Klean Kanteen’s high environmental and fair labor standards.

In addition to including environmental and fair labor consciousness in our business practices, we partner with local, national, and international organizations to support efforts toward health, clean drinking water, and protecting the environment. In 2008, Klean Kanteen became a member of 1% for the Planet, committing to donation of at least 1% of our annual sales to non-profits working to protect and promote the wellness of this one great Earth. Please take a minute to read a bit more about our partners on the Friends page.

Today, as we honour our Earth and recognize the fact that we must take care of our planet for us and for all our generations afterward, let us try and adopt at least one more planet-friendly practice. Compost, reduce your waste and use of non-environmentally friendly materials, buy green, use paper or cloth grocery bags, or take public transportation.

You can also recycle your plastic water bottle and stop in at the Quinte Naturopathic Centre to pick up your reusable, Earth-conscious Klean Kanteen!

Most of all, educate yourself. Together, we can effect change.

For more on Earth Day, check out www.earthday.net, or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day.

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