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Earth Conscious raising money for Marine Conservation Society

Earth Conscious raising money for Marine Conservation Society

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.

Beach Clean

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.

www.mcsuk.org 

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

 

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The Bare Bar - Earth Conscious gets Naked

The Bare Bar - Earth Conscious gets Naked

The Bare Bar is here at last!

You may have noticed that our coming soon sign for this new natural deodorant product has been sitting on our website for some time. We are now very excited to announce that after working on this product for so long, our (click here) Earth Conscious Bare Bar is here and we are so happy with it. 

 

Unpackaged Bare Bar - Natural deodorant


What is the Bare Bar?

It is a natural deodorant bar that is designed to have minimal packaging. It looks similar to a chunky bar of soap but feels like our Natural Deodorant Stick (although a little more solid). To use it, simply run it over your armpits and either rub it in or leave it to soak in for some minutes before you get dressed. The amazing active ingredients get to work on reducing the bacteria and fungus that are present in your underarms, thus stopping the odour from occurring. 

The ergonomic Bare Bar has been designed as a lovely shape to hold, it has a curve to it and this makes it really easy to glide across your armpit area. We are finding it so easy just to pick up and apply. It weighs a nice and chunky 90g so there is plenty of product to keep you going for a few months. 

Amazing ingredients

The Bare Bar contains the same high quality and natural ingredients as our other deodorant range. Our ingredients include skin softening Fairtrade coconut oil, shea butter, bicarbonate of soda and vitamin E oil, for extra nourishment. We ensure that our ingredients are always Soil Association certified organic where it is possible to source them as so. And of course, our fragrance is only ever essential oils, giving you a natural boost. 


Receiving the Bare Bar

We send your Bare Bar out to you wrapped in a small piece of paper wrap inside a simple box. The paper wrap is both recyclable and home compostable when you are finished with it and of course the cardboard box is recyclable too.

 

Less is More

The environment is always a key focus for our product range. We do not over-package, over-engineer or over-complicate. Keeping it simple and functional with good quality ingredients that get the job done! Less really is more. 

Minimal packaging is best for the planet so we have that covered, plus naturally, your deodorant will be posted to you in plastic-free, 100% recycled postage packaging. On top of this pledge, we also ensure our ingredients don’t pose any threat to marine life or the environment when they are washed away, and we continue to donate to the Marine Conservation Society with every product sold in support of their efforts for our seas. 


Earth Conscious Bare Bar Grapefruit and Lemon (click here) 

Also available in Pure Unscented, Lavender & Tea Tree, Lemon & Rosemary and the the beautiful Jasmine & Rose. 

 Shop the full range here

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World Ocean Day June 2020

 

Today is #WorldOceanDay! 🌊 and we want to send a big thank you to all our wonderful Earth Conscious customers who have helped to contribute a whopping £20,000 through donations to the Marine Conservation Society here in the UK.

The Marine Conservation Society works hard to protect our seas, shores, and wildlife and we are delighted to be able to play a small part in helping them carry out such important work.

What's more that's £20k SO FAR. For every one of our natural, plastic-free deodorants sold and of course our Baby Balm we will continue to donate 10p to them. It really does add up! Giving back and doing what we can is important to us, it's part of what we can do together to make a difference.

Of course, if you want to discover how else you might help you can check out their website, maybe even get prepared for this year's Plastic Free July challenge? https://www.mcsuk.org/how-you-can-help/

To round off with some vitamin sea from this beautiful beach we are so lucky to enjoy here on the Isle of Wight. This one was taken just a week ago in Sandown when our family managed to fit in some much needed Beach Therapy. We were the only ones on that particular stretch of beach, weird I know but hey it's Covid-19. BC of course there would be many more people out enjoying the space. Oh and spot the ships in the video, I would imagine 3 or 4 miles out to sea, anchored and waiting to return to some kind of new normal.

 

 

 


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STOP THE PLASTIC TIDE

STOP THE PLASTIC TIDE

Finally, I found the time to read my copy of the MCSUK winter 2017 edition magazine and it leaves me feeling inspired to do more to raise awareness concerning the issues surrounding litter and plastic pollution of our seas.

Alongside colourful photography and stories of sea life, the MCS have included the results from their Great British Beach Clean 2017. Plastic and Polystyrene pieces were the top most found items. In second place, packets such as crisps and sandwich packets. The list goes on to include Glass, Cigarette Stubs, Caps & Lids, String, Cord, Wet Wipes, Cotton Bud Sticks, Fishing Line, Cutlery, Trays & Straws.

The way in which we humans consume is clearly showing up in our oceans and on our shores. Grabbing items on the go, purchasing cheap and more frequently all equates to a disposable lifestyle which creates excessive waste and pollution. Single use items are often used and disposed of within minutes and even seconds without thought as to what happens next. We need to re-look at the way we live and we need to start valuing and caring for our possessions giving consideration to the impact of our overall consumption.

 

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