I care about the impact on every family member, including my beloved pets. That’s why I recently read on BBC Future titled “How I Made My Pets More Environmentally Friendly” (Latham. K, 2023), which inspired me to look for different ways to reduce the environmental footprint of my pets.
One of the main reasons I chose sustainable and friendly diets for my pets was that I knew that traditional meat-based diets contribute significantly to their carbon footprint worldwide, so I’ve explored alternative protein sources, such as insect-based pet food, that have become surprisingly nutritious and eco-conscious.
Toys And Accessories
My pets like their toys and accessories when playing; however, I always look for eco-friendly options, such as toys made from secondhand materials or sustainable resources. In this way, these products will last longer, so you will only need to replace them sometimes.
I always choose biodegradable waste bags for pet cleanup and select bulk packaging when purchasing pet supplies. These small changes contribute to a more sustainable routine for my pets and the environment.
I have the pleasure of being part of the amazing Green School Green Future team and have seen first-hand the incredible hard work they do. They need the support of everyone, here is the link so you can donate: https://greenschoolsgreenfuture.org/donate/
As a pet owner, I always want to invest in the best for my fur friends to have the greatest well-being. With these three tips, we are showing a lifestyle that prioritizes the health of the planet and my pets, too. We can go from a sustainable diet, toys, and accessories to reducing plastic waste. Going green is a responsibility and a commitment to a better world, one pawprint at a time.
Latham, K. (2023) How I made my pets more environmentally friendly, BBC News. Available at: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20231115-how-i-made-my-pets-more-environmentally-friendly.
Written By : Diana Chuquen