7 Ways To Get Involved In Organic September
6 September 2022 | Admin
Organic September is a campaign that aims to encourage consumers to change their eating habits in order to reduce their environmental impact. This campaign takes place in September each year, which is the start of the new harvest season for many fruits and vegetables.
Organic September is about more than just food though. Nowadays living a more organic lifestyle means considering everything from the beauty products we use, to the clothes we wear and more.
Here we’ll highlight 7 ways that you can embrace Organic September and make some important lifestyle changes for September and beyond.
1. Buy local, seasonal and organic produce
This is one of the main ways you can reduce your impact on the environment and eat healthier, fresher food. If you buy fruit and vegetables that are out of season in the UK, it means that they have either been imported from another country or grown in heated greenhouses. Both of these processes are bad for the environment. They both produce much higher levels of carbon emissions than produce grown in season in the UK.
The solution is to shop local. Visit your local farm shops and farmers markets and choose from the fruit and vegetables that are available.
2. Eat at organic restaurants
There are plenty of restaurants that are playing their part in supporting organic produce. The Soil Association has even created an award for restaurants that buy a percentage of their food from organic suppliers. Find An Organic Restaurant near you.
3. Grow your own fruit and vegetables
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is a great way to go organic as it reduces the amount of food miles travelled and eliminates packaging waste. But what many people don't consider is that growing your own fruit and vegetables can be a fun and rewarding experience. In a 2015 study, researchers at the University of Essex found that gardening was linked to improvements in mental wellbeing.
If you want an easy place to start then this Gardener’s World feature will let you know what are the most low-maintenance produce to grow. Growing your own fruit and veg means you can save money, eat healthier, and help the environment.
4. Switch to organic beauty products
Organic beauty products are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. They're better for your skin and the environment. Pioneering organic skin care brand, Green People, lead the way in creating organic beauty products that are suitable for sensitive skin. Their range of beauty products include skincare, hair care, body care, make-up and more. Their packaging is eco-friendly too.
You can also find a range of organic beauty products in our store, including this Organic Bar Soap Gift Pack. The pack contains four organic soap bars including Pure Lavender, Grapefruit & Orange, Rose Geranium & Unperfumed with Oatmeal.
5. Buy natural cleaning products
If you’re looking for natural cleaning product inspiration then check out our previous blog post, 8 Of The Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products and Accessories and start making those all important changes today.
6. Buy organic clothing
Many stores are beginning to use organic cotton when making their clothes. Organic cotton is grown without any harmful chemicals, meaning the soil, air and water are free from contaminants that other non-organic materials produce. Brand such as Organic Basics, Nomads Clothing, and People Tree offer a great range of organic clothing.
7. Reduce your carbon footprint
Living organically also means taking care of the environment. Some quick and easy ways to live more organically include reducing your energy usage, eating less meat, biking or walking to certain places instead of taking the car and reducing waste. Have a read of our blog post 10 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint to find out how you can make some impactful changes to your life.
We hope you find our Organic September tips helpful for making some real, actionable changes in your life. Even making small changes can have a big impact on your both your health and the health of the planet.