Can we save the Mother of us all?

Can we save the Mother of us all?

On Mother’s Day, I like to remind myself of the wonderful motherly qualities we all admire. Traits come to mind like boundless love, self-sacrifice and fierce determination to protect and nurture in the face of adversity. These attributes, so respected by us all, are those we need more than ever as we face a further decline in the health of our Mother Earth.

I was recently reminded by a friend about the e-book we created back in 2020, entitled ‘How to Live Sustainably’. It was designed to offer a simple guide to making changes that could help save and protect our planet. It also includes sustainable living tips from over 350 of our readers - at the time I was thrilled that so many of our customers are already committed environmentalists.

Four years have passed and although progress has been made, we now know that 2023 was the warmest year on record, our government is still approving new fossil fuel mines and Australia alone clears more than half a million hectares of native vegetation per year. 

This Mother’s Day, let’s commit to making at least one additional change in our lives that will help our planet. Whether it’s committing to buy from a bulk food store to reduce plastic, switching your power bill to 100% renewable electricity, committing to reducing or eliminating your meat and dairy intake, or writing to your MP to complain about our fossil fuel industry. No matter how small an action, it makes a difference.

Meanwhile, we’ll keep buying trees and consolidate our commitment to zero waste packaging.

And if you do something special for Mother Earth this Mother’s Day, please shoot me an email and let me know ( It will probably make my day.

As inspiration, some wise words from former UN secretary general, Ban Ki Moon:

"Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all."

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