Sustainable & Organic Choices You Can Make Today

March 27, 2024 Honest to Goodness

As we become increasingly aware of the impact our purchasing and personal choices have on the environment, making conscious decisions about the products we buy and where we buy from has never been more significant.

So, how can you make a difference? Choosing to shop organically and sustainably is one effective way to help reduce your personal carbon footprint and support eco-friendly practices. Don’t feel overwhelmed about making these change - just start with simple, meaningful choices that can make a positive impact.

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Next time you shop, look for certifications such as the Australian Certified Organic logo, which ensures products you purchase meet strict organic standards. Additionally, consider the packaging materials of the products you are purchasing and opt for recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable options. You can also look for businesses who are BCorp Certified, which means as a business, they continually make sustainable improvements with the way they do business and who they do business with.

Shop at Organic Farmers Markets & Local Bulk Stores

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One of the most direct ways to support sustainable practices is by shopping at local farmers' markets and stores. Purchasing organic products from local farmers and businesses keeps your money within the community, fostering economic growth and strengthening the local food system. Supporting local farmers also encourages them to continue implementing sustainable farming practices without the use of harmful pesticides. Organic farming methods result in greater biodiversity - this in turn helps create a more resilient and thriving natural environment that can better withstand the pressures of climate change. Supporting local farmers and local markets also helps minimise their carbon footprint by reducing transportation distances and emissions. Honest to Goodness sources many of its products from local Australian organic and sustainable producers, making it easy to shop locally and sustainably.

Choose Seasonal Produce

By selecting fruits and vegetables that are in season, you reduce the energy required to grow and transport products from afar. Search online for your nearest organic orchards and farms that sell direct to customers and take the family on an adventure to shop direct from the farm gate. Many orchards have regular picking days where you can go and pick your own fruit, so you can see firsthand the farms where your fruit and vegetables are grown.

Choose Minimal or Eco-Friendly Packaging

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Plastic packaging contributes significantly to waste, pollution, and resource depletion. By opting for products with biodegradable, compostable, or recyclable packaging, you are helping reduce the environmental impact of your purchases. Shopping in bulk also reduces packaging waste and is often more cost-effective. Honest to Goodness offers a variety of organic products available for purchase in bulk, making it easy to stock up on your favourite items! You can even go one step further and start your own buying group – it’s an affordable and sustainable way to shop our range!

Try Biodynamic Gardening

Got space in your back yard to grow your own? Then try growing your own using biodynamic farming methods which follows the principles of growing produce without the use of harmful chemicals and incorporating farming methods such as crop rotation, composting, tree planting, the integrated use of livestock and following the influences of the sun, moon, planets and stars. If you can't grow your own, look for products made from biodynamically ingredients. Honest to Goodness Macadamia Nuts and Oil range are made from biodynamically grown macadamias from the Blackbutt Plateau region in Queensland.

Choose Chemical-Free

By choosing chemical-free products, you're not only supporting a healthier lifestyle for yourself and your family, you're but contributing to a cleaner, safer environment with less harmful toxins in the air and in your home.

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Support Ethically Sourced Products

Ethically sourced products are all about making life better for the people who grow and make the things you love. When you choose ethically sourced products, you're not just getting something great - you're also helping to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place for everyone.

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By embracing organic shopping practices in Australia and supporting environmentally conscious brands, we can all contribute to a more sustainable, healthier, and resilient world for generations to come.

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