Here is a list of some things that we can do every day to help our corner of the world.
For your pet food purchases, try to purchase a brand that helps shelter animals. When we adopted our cats, the shelter told us that they fed them Hills Science Diet dry kibble. We were thrilled, as prior to that we had fed our cats canned cat food, and I have to tell you that stinks to high heaven. So far Hills Science Diet has helped 9 million shelter pets find a forever home. And it is made in the USA, so it helps our neighbors get and keep jobs.
Are you in the market for school or office supplies? Target sells a brand called Yoobi. (www.yoobi.com) For every Yoobi item purchased, Yoobi donates an item to a classroom in need, right here in the United States. I have learned from writing this blog that there is more need than we could possibly imagine, not only around the world, but right here at home. Plus, I know I’ve said it before, but I will say it again, an investment in education is an investment in our future. All children deserve a chance at a brighter future, and we all benefit.
In trying to eat healthier at our house, we bought organic vegetable broth by Pacific Foods (www.pacificfoods.com). This broth is not only organic, it is also gluten free and fat free. And every time you purchase Pacific Foods you’re helping nourish people who need it most by: sharing meals with local food pantries, feeding thousands of students when school is not in session, and making extra meals to share from ingredients donated from local farmers.
And lastly for today, I subscribe to a reminder site that emails me a daily idea for conserving resources and reducing my carbon footprint. It is called “Today We Will” ( firstname.lastname@example.org). Everyday I receivable an easy, doable idea for helping the environment. Today’s suggestion was to have daytime blackout hours. Just pick an hour a day during the day’s peak energy usage to turn off and unplug all energy-using electronics. With longer days we have the opportunity to take advantage of the increased sunlight.
Be well and stay safe.
“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”