It seems every company is going green these days. But why is “going green” so important? And how can it help your family? At Funkoos we firmly believe in the importance of being an eco-friendly company. Here are some of the reasons why.

The world population is swiftly growing. It’ll reach over 9 billion by 2050. That means a lot of people needing a lot of resources. It’s crucial now to start conserving and helping our planet so it lasts for generations to come. World resources include water, land, oil and natural gas. For many resources there is a fixed amount of it on the Earth, once we use it up there won’t be any more. Being smart about using our resources will stop disaster before it occurs.

One way people can help our Earth on a daily basis is to follow the mantra of “recycle, reduce, reuse.” Many children grow up hearing this in school but it’s important to follow through with it. Human waste is one of the biggest problems our Earth faces. Reusing and recycling decreases the amount of trash and the amount of products that need to be made from scratch. For every ton of paper that is recycled 7,000 gallons of water and 380 gallons of oil are saved! It doesn’t take a lot to make a difference. Just recycling one glass bottle saves enough electricity to power a 100-watt bulb for four hours. Reducing is also easy, all you have to do is remember to turn off the lights when you leave a room, or don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth. Starting with small steps is a good way for your family to start down the green path.

Getting your kids involved in the fight to save the planet is easy too. Chances are they already know the importance of caring for the Earth. Make Earth Day a neighborhood event. Go on a nature walk or hold a contest to see who can come up with the best way to reuse things that would commonly be thrown out, like cans and cardboard boxes. Of course another way to start your child off young is by shopping at Funkoos. We follows strict organic standards and don’t use pesticides on our cotton. Pesticides can run off and contaminate the soil and water. These chemicals can also affect your family. That’s why it’s so important to shop for organic clothing.

Many products say “natural” but sometimes they aren’t really, it’s important to do a little research before purchasing. Look at the back of a product for ingredients and see what is included. Check to see if products are approved by various organizations. For example, Funkoos is certified with the internationally recognized Global Organic Textile Standards. For food make sure it’s USDA organic. It’s important that a product has a seal from a reliable source, that’s the number one way you can ensure you truly are buying something good for the Earth. Get excited and involved in helping our planet!