Why do Earth Conscious support the Marine Conservation Society charity?
Introduction by Earth Conscious' founder, Angela Manton, followed by thoughts from Sanjay Mitra, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Marine Conservation Society:
Earth Conscious have been raising money for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) since 2016. With our customers' help, we have been donating 10p from every purchase to the MCS, the UK’s leading marine charity - Fighting for seas full of life, where nature flourishes and people thrive! 🌊 Since 2020 alone Earth Conscious have raised over £18k for the charity.Our oceans are an essential part of the Earth's Eco System from which we all rely upon. We know this. For as long as I can remember, even when not residing and working close to the sea here on the Isle of Wight (which we are so appreciative for), there is nothing quite like a holiday or a trip to the coast. It brings so much joy and wellness and its where memories are made, not to mention being a home for marine life and wildlife!
It makes absolute sense for us to play our small part in supporting a sea protecting charity. It's such an easy way to give back and we believe our customers welcome the opportunity just as much as we do.
Guest post from Sanjay Mitra, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Marine Conservation Society:
"There’s much more to do to ensure our bit of the ocean recovers. The long-term support from Earth Conscious keeps us optimistic about the future."
It’s been a busy year for the charity. We had a brilliant one leading into 2020 where engagement with our marine conservation programmes was at a high. We’ve seen the introduction of bans on some single-use plastics, with the prospect nationwide deposit return schemes to be introduced, and successfully campaigned for the allocation of even more protected areas for our seas around the country. But then we know what happened next...
Save Our Seagrass
The backdrop of Covid-19 has made for a difficult year to say the least. We haven’t been able to get out there on our coastline engaging with communities. Part of our Save Our Seagrass project have been delayed. However, thanks to the amazing ongoing support of companies like Earth Conscious, we have been able to adapt the way we work, engage the public and continue our marine conservation programmes.
Our largest event of the year, the Great British Beach Clean, attracted over 400 small, Covid-safe events providing us with all-important litter data. We increased our online presence with our Cool Seas education webinars so we could continue to support teachers and home-schoolers through the lockdowns.
We continue to call for bans of ‘forever chemicals’ such as PFAS in all sorts of products including personal care products, which highlights the importance of having ocean-friendly products like Earth Conscious on the market.
Looking ahead, this decade’s focus must and will be on our climate emergency. A healthy and protected marine environment plays a pivotal role and the Marine Conservation Society will be leading from the front, not least with our presence at COP26 in November 2021.
There’s much more to do to ensure our bit of the ocean recovers. The long-term support from Earth Conscious keeps us optimistic about the future.
10p from the sale of this deodorant goes to the Marine Conservation Society, the UK charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. Shop HERE