“We all have a role to play in protecting nature and our quality of life. As role models and leaders in your communities, we need you to take an active role in building a sustainable world. We can’t do it without you.”
– David Suzuki
The first step is awareness, Many people are unaware of the possible dangers of toxic chemicals in house hold products and trust cosmetic companies. Spread the word to family and friends, talk about it and investigate for yourself. Read the label on every item you purchase, care about the ingredients and where there going.
Step two. Change. Stop supporting companies who use dangerous chemicals. I feel responsible every time I use or buy something that could be linked to environmental damage. Im proud to know that every product in my house is safe, natural and not damaging water or animals once its out of my hands and down the drain. You should care and make it a priority to be responsible.
Step three. Get active. Write to your MLA, Prime Minister,The Minister of Health and The cosmetic companies you used to support and request stricter cosmetic regulations and manufacturer responsibility. You can sit and complain about things or you can make active effort to make a difference. Be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
With social media its easy to contact the corporations who are manufacturing cosmetic and house hold products. every one has twitter, a facebook page or an email contact and they really do care whether your purchasing or not. Companies put millions into marketing and research to see how they can convince people to buy and keep buying.
If they are aware that you – a customer of many years, is no longer purchasing their products because of the worrisome ingredients they may be more inclined to change. Especially if they receive not only yours and mine but hundreds from worried consumers.
Do something your proud of every day, for the Earth who has supported our lives unselfishly regardless of how bad we’ve become. One change at a time we can make a difference in our world. We just have to want to make the effort.