It's been an exciting week here at EarthSavvy HQ.
Firstly, I'm beyond stoked to announce that EarthSavvy is now a Community Partner with Scouts NZ. You wouldn't know it from my appalling map reading, knot-tying and campfire building skills, but scouting was a huge part of my childhood. Back in the 80's, my mum was a Pippins leader and my dad was a Scouts leader. I started off with Pippins as a wee mite, before moving up to Brownies, but, back then, there was a bit more of a focus on traditional female roles, so Brownies involved a fair amount of cooking, sewing and quiet indoor activities, which started to get a little tiresome (I'm sure things are very different now!). Meanwhile, I saw all the cool outdoor adventure activities that my older brothers were getting up to with Scouts, so I moved from Brownies over to Cubs and then eventually became a Scout (first girl scout in my troop!). And it was through scouting, that I developed my love for the great outdoors which has led to my passion for all things sustainability, so I was thrilled when Scouts NZ, after spotting EarthSavvy's promotional video, got in touch and asked if we could collaborate.
Our second announcement for the week...we're very happy to be rolling out some of EarthSavvy's waste-busting goodies to local retailers. You might have notice that supermarkets throughout New Zealand have been making announcements lately about their plans to phase out plastic bags and other types of disposable plastic, which is pretty fantastic. And it's awesome that they're interested in promoting sustainable reusable products and supporting businesses like EarthSavvy.
So, for you lucky West Aucklanders...you'll now find EarthSavvy reusable produce bags at Fresh Choice Glen Eden and SuperValue Titirangi. Our reusable bulk food bags can be picked up at Bulk Barn New Lynn and Bulk Barn Henderson. And there's more retailers to come - watch this space.
And last, but most definitely not least...
This week, EarthSavvy joined over 200 kiwi businesses, community organisations and leaders in an open letter to the government, pledging our support for the Zero Carbon Act. Given that human beings are the most advanced species in the known universe...we're very confident that, if we all work together, we can get Aotearoa to zero net emissions by 2050. A safe climate future is 100% possible and something that we must strive for. Learn more about how you can support the Zero Carbon Act here.