Today is World Environment Day. You may wonder what that’s all about. It is a United Nations Environment Programme to promote awareness of the health of our environment and our participation in it’s care. It’s about the inspirational power of individual actions that collectively become a force for positive change. Every year there is a theme and in 2012 the focus is on the Green Economy.
The UN Environment Programme defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.
Are you in the Green Economy? Of course! The concept is socially inclusive which means it relies on you being involved, even if at just a small level. It’s a big system, but even small things we do, like recycling, upcycling and reducing our waste adds up to make a big difference.
In the weeks leading up to World Environment Day I’ve been showing you how easy it is to upcycle things and give a new purpose to what would ordinarily become waste. My sponsor ecostore is providing you with an opportunity to share your stories about what you or someone you know is doing for the environment.
Share your stories and win one of five World Environment Day packs from ecostore
ecostore have 5 World Environment Day prize packs to give away!
Each pack comes with loads of safer and healthier products to care for you and your home including:
Multi-Purpose Spray Cleaner ml
Dish Wash Liquid 500ml
Laundry Powder 500g
Orange and Patchouli Handwash 250ml
Bubble Bath 200ml
Goats Milk Soap
Pop on over to their brand new ecostore Australia blog and share your story for a chance to win.
And it doesn’t end there. The 5 winners will get their chance to bestow a random act of kindness on someone they know. Each winner will be able to choose someone who doesn’t already use ecostore products to receive a lovely introductory pack from ecostore.
If you’re looking for some ideas on how to celebrate WED and make some changes in your home and community, check out these great resources on the WED website.
Remember, it’s about individual actions.