Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An Easy Way You Can Help Our Earth - Every Day

It's one of of the easiest and simplest ways we can make a positive impact on our environment.

This past Monday, I had the pleasure of joining the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce on a field trip to Patagonia’s headquarters in Ventura, California.  

We enjoyed a tour of the grounds and facilities, and had the privilege of listening to several Patagonia employees speak on Patagonia’s culture, resource conservation, fair trade, B Corps and Environmental & Social Responsibility.

There is MUCH knowledge to share, but this newsletter would be too long.  So I am sharing one very simple idea that I came away with.

I am sure it seems strange for a retailer to be telling you to BUY LESS, but facts show that by simply using what we buy for a longer period of time has one of the greatest positive impacts on related carbon, waste, and water footprints - simply because we’re making and throwing away less.

Which is where QUALITY comes in...

Being discerning consumers and choosing quality products with longer useful lives is such an easy step to take, and one that can have a positive impact on our environment.

At Picking Daisies, we are very proud of the quality cotton napkins we make.  Customers tell us all the time that they last for years.  We are always looking to purchase quality … in both our raw materials and in the retail goods we sell.

While a long way from perfect, we continue to learn and improve as we go.  We are inspired by Patagonia’s Mission Statement 

Patagonia’s Mission Statement

Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.


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