Celebrating Earth Day: Reflecting on Our Impact on the Planet

Every year we celebrate Earth Day and the efforts taken globally to help protect our planet. As spring approaches, it’s the perfect time to pause and reflect on our relationship with the place we and our pets call home.

We are constantly reminded how easily our actions effect our planet's ecosystems. From climate change and deforestation to pollution and changes in the food supply chain; the challenges facing our planet are vast and complex. Earth Day has served as a global reminder of the importance of environmental conservation, sustainability, raising awareness, inspiring activism, and driving positive change.

This year, as we navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing world, let Earth Day prompt us to consider our role and the actions we can take to protect and preserve our home. Whether you are an individual, part of a group or a company trying to make a difference – there is much we can do!

Here at Health Extension and SnugArooz Pet - we strive to do better with all processes making sure we do our part. Here’s how:

  1. Upcycled Ingredients: taking perfectly usable ingredients that look less than perfect and turning them into delicious snacks for pups. This helps reduce waste and the depleting of soil from over farming.
  2. Sustainability: Utilizing ethical sourced meats, fish, poultry and produce from sustainable resources that prioritize animal welfare and environmentally friendly practices -Reducing the impact they have on our environment.
  3. Packaging: We partner with packaging companies with a similar goal in mind. We’re not only utilizing recycled materials to create our eco-friendly packaging but also make sure you can recycle our bags and cans after you are done with them too! Even our non-consumable items like our Ari Shampoo or all natural stain & odor remover, Eliminate bottles fit into these practices.
  4. Recycled Plastic: SnuagArooz Pet makes its plush toys from recycled water bottles that are pulled from our oceans and beaches! Who would have thought toys as cute as these came from that! Click here to learn more about how we do it! 
  5. Reducing Carbon Foot Print: Everyday we do our best to ensure all of our manufacturing practices help improve our planet and reduce carbon emissions.

As pet parents we are encouraging you to do your part too! Opt for other eco-friendly pet products that source responsibly and use natural ingredients. Try looking for biodegradable waste bags, and bedding made from recycled materials. Or by choosing stainless steel or ceramic food and water bowls you can reduce plastic usage too – they’re also more sanitary! Keep in mind that no matter how healthy you and your pet’s lifestyle is, if you live in a toxic environment…. It will always be an uphill battle.

Always remember that Earth Day is about fostering a deeper connection to the natural world and recognizing we are part of a much bigger picture. We have often lost sight of the impact we make by prioritizing short-term gains over long-term sustainability. Hopefully the urgency for environmental conservation is clear enough for people to take action whether through small everyday choices or larger collective efforts. Everything counts and we can make a positive impact!

We’re all so busy these days…. But if you can, take the time to spend out doors with your pet and enjoy nature and the world around you. Love and protect our planet. Today and everyday!

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