Let’s get back to our sustaining roots and dig deep into what sources our wet well, for the sake of all our well-being.

This year the Spring equinox is followed by International Day of Forests and World Water Day. Both point to the importance of biodiversity and raising awareness of the vital role that trees and water play in our lives, for the benefit of present and future generations.
Let’s get back to our sustaining roots and dig deep into what sources our wet well, for the sake of all our well-being.

We depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Besides providing habitats for animals and livelihoods for humans, forests also offer watershed protection, provide food security, prevent soil erosion and mitigate climate change. And this is not to speak of holistic medicines and herbal remedies abundant in these parts. The practice of harvesting sap, bark, or leaves from trees to turn into tinctures, salves, and teas, has been around for centuries. From treating headaches with birch twigs to extracting vitamin C from pine needles, our jungle buddies harbor so much untapped goodness.

The little things we do can make a huge difference. At Lebon, that means choosing sustainable suppliers for our packaging. Companies like Metsä Board contribute to the regeneration of forests. For each harvested tree, the Finnish outfit plants four new ones. As a mindful consumer, you just have to look out for PEFC or FSC-certified (or similar ethical label) products that are sourced from sustainably managed forests. Easy!

Likewise, the importance of water is a no-brainer. Climate delay and extreme weather events are making water ever more scarce. Give your hands a good wash as needed, but remember to bring along refillable bottles to keep yourself hydrated. The most impactful thing you can immediately implement for our life-giving H20 is simply not wasting it. Soak those dishes in warm water first, take a speedy shower, and turn off the tap when it’s not in use.

Tarzan doesn’t need to shampoo every day. And Jane won’t swing if you don’t do your thing.



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