Switch Off for Earth Hour
At 8.30pm this Saturday 27 March, millions of people around Australia will switch off their lights to show their support for a healthy future for people and nature.
Right now, the Great Barrier Reef is experiencing another significant coral bleaching event. This is the fourth significant bleaching event in just six years.
The science reveals that coral bleaching is caused by climate change and rising global emissions.
We’ve watched Australian communities and wildlife endure devastating bushfires and extreme floods in quick succession, and now we’re seeing the impacts of climate change on environments like our Reef.
There has never been a more critical time for us to come together to call for stronger action on climate change.
Simple switches you make in your daily life can help our planet, while switching off your lights alongside millions of others will demonstrate widespread support for Australia to take action and lower its carbon emissions.
Show your support by switching off your lights for one hour. Together, we can show the world that we’re serious about climate change and making a difference to how we use energy more efficiently.
Here's 5 simple things you can switch to make an impact.
1. Switch to an ethical superannuation
Super funds invest this money, trillions of dollars to turn a profit for you. While you can’t choose specifically how your fund invests your money, you can choose a fund that makes investments that benefit your future, such as renewable energy, instead of choosing to support fossil fuels, arms manufacturing and mining.
2. Switch to solar power
Did you know that if all households were to switch to solar, that's equivalent to taking all forms of transport off the road? If you’re a homeowner, there are still government subsidies that will fund the installation of solar panels on your house to help offset your usage.
3. Plant for pollinators in your garden
Bees, butterflies and pollinating birds are crucial to our food security. By choosing plants that attract native pollinators, your flowers and veggies will thrive while offering pollinators a place to rest and feed as they move around our cities.
Check out our guide to make a mini herb garden from your Coconutsy box.
4. Reduce your food waste
Did you know that on average, one-third of all food produced globally goes to waste? Disposing of your food scraps into a worm farm or compost heap will help your garden thrive while also greatly reducing the amount of food that ends up in landfill.
5. Choose carbon offsetting
Carbon offsetting is reducing the impact of everyday activities that cause carbon emissions. The easiest way to do this is by always choosing to offset your air travel or parcel deliveries where possible your money will be invested in projects that could empower communities, protect ecosystems, restore forests or reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
We're CarbonClick certified and we think it's the best thing ever!
We have joined 460 businesses and 30,358 individuals taking climate action with Carbon Click. Together, we've removed 8,232,490 kgs of CO2 so far!
We buy carbon offsets to neutralise our emissions and invite our customers to take climate action during their purchase making our business and your delivery carbon neutral.
For more energy saving tips check out out top 10 list here.
Coconut Candles Giveaway
This year we are offering our customers a free candle when you buy two or more to help make turning off those lights easier on Earth Hour.
Enjoy the crackling wood wick and bright yellow flame as you indulge in the most luxurious natural scents. Not only are coconut candles great for your home but they're also beneficial for your rest and relaxation.
All our coconut candles are eco-friendly, burn clean, have a lasting burn time of up to 50 hours and are hand poured in small batches.