Have you ever stopped to ponder how your daily actions impact the world around you? We’ve all heard the call for a more sustainable world in one way or another. There are documentaries dedicated to the subject, grand projects that have been proposed, non-profits cleaning up and reusing materials, and the list goes on. When it comes down to it, each and every one of us has the opportunity to have a positive impact with the actions we make each and every day.
Yes, Earth Day will be here in two short days, but why keep it to just one day a year when we can spend 365 days doing our part to preserve this Earth for years and generations to come?
It Starts with Self
Where do we start with a project that feels like the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest? One word, self. Small actions start with the self. It begins with having an awareness of where your daily products and foods are being made and grown. And, understanding what it took to get those products and foods to your house.
Take a moment and think about the people who made the products and foods you use and consume every day. Are they from your community or from another country? Did your food come from your local butcher and farmer or was it shipped in from somewhere else? Have you tried getting out in nature and foraging for your own foods? Living and buying local not only reduces your carbon footprint, but it allows you to develop a relationship with those who are supplying you with your daily products and support your local economy at the same time.
Of course, it’s extremely tough to buy all of your items local, that’s where awareness comes in. When it comes to living more sustainably our awareness is everything. You’ve likely heard the phrase “knowledge is power”, and that statement holds true here. When you have knowledge and awareness you have the opportunity to vote with your purchases. You have the power to make educated decisions on which companies you choose to support and therefore demand others that are not operating to your environmental standards to change. The power lies in your purchase decisions.
At New Earth, we do more than understand this.
The very core of our business relies on our Earth’s ability to produce the most nutrient-rich algae on this plant, completely free from human intervention. And, we do everything in our power to preserve the pristine ecosystem in which this algae exists.
From harvesting to shipping we take specific measures to be conscious of the environment. This includes everything from testing water quality, harvesting with clean technology to monitoring the Klamath Lake watershed.
We take measures to track environmental quality through a variety of tests. Each test occurs with the utmost care and precision ensuring the environment and algae go undisturbed. All of our lab processes are done keeping in mind reducing environmental impacts. From the lab reagents we use to recycling, we are mindful of the impact we make and do our best to be as green as possible.
Our environmental efforts carry through as we select our ingredients and materials as well. That includes purchasing vegetarian plant-based capsules that have a lower carbon footprint than gelatin capsules.
To take it a step further, we hold a variety of certifications including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), USDA Organic, Kosher, Halal, and NON-GMO. While all of these certifications play into the safety of our products, they also impact our earth. Our algae is 100% wildcrafted, meaning it comes straight from nature in its natural form. There is zero human intervention when it comes to its growth. And, it just so happens that this wonderful species helps oxygenate our world as well.
When it comes to sourcing ingredients we ensure all are NON-GMO. A genetically modified organism is defined as an organism whose genetic makeup has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. There is a large range of crops being genetically altered for various reasons. We avoid all products and ingredients that contain GMOs. When sourcing ingredients, we will only work with those ingredients that are completely natural and without genetic modification. We require non-GMO verifications from all of our suppliers for each ingredient we purchase.
Finally, when it comes time to ship the products to your door, our environmental focus remains. We use packaging peanuts that are made from potato starch that you can compost and we minimize the size of shipping boxes so there’s less cardboard used and they’re lighter weight so less fuel is used for transportation. It sounds small, but over the course of a year, it all adds up.
It really is important to make special products that are high quality and sustainable for our Earth. Because as you know, it’s not just about eating well, but doing good, and helping our planet is a very large part of that, because the saying goes for both your body and the planet: If you don’t treat it right, where else will you live?
Embrace Your Right to Vote
Ready to make positive change with us? Take daily action to live a more sustainable life. Choose the companies you do business with wisely and embrace your right to vote with your purchase decisions.
Have we earned your business? We hope so. We’ve put the Earth at the center of everything we do, after all, it’s in our name. We invite you to put our products to the test risk-free with our 90-day guarantee. And, of course, feel good about working with a business that is committed to preserving the environment for generations to come.
At New Earth we are on a mission to positively impact the health of every body and soul we come in contact with. We specialize in producing third-party certified, organic whole food supplements including a variety of probiotics, and digestive support. Our supplements feature a rare, yet highly, nutritious superfood, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). Also known as organic Wild Microalgae®, AFA is a unique type of blue-green algae that is available in many forms including algae tablets, algae pills, and algae powders all designed to help you on your journey to holistic wellness. The best part? We offer a 90-day money-back risk-free guarantee on all of our products. Visit our website to learn more.
This blog was inspired by our special Earth Day Masterclass with Amanda Provenzano M.S. If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out here!