Name Bubbles Goes Green: 100% Renewable Energy by Summer 2022
Have you ever considered how making a purchase impacts the environment? While shopping can seem like a harmless and everyday task, each product purchased has a carbon footprint that impacts the environment. Let’s look at the life cycle of purchasing a single jacket. When you purchase a jacket, it doesn’t magically appear at your favorite clothing store; it takes energy, materials, and transportation to move it along from the products’ conception, to execution, then to a retail store, and finally, to your closet. Each of those steps contributes gases to the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide and methane, for every jacket in existence and every product you purchase. Carbon dioxide can be a result of burning fossil fuels in processes such as driving, electricity production, and factory manufacturing; all of which are needed to make and sell a jacket. If you think of the billions of jackets in existence at this very moment, the carbon impact adds up, not to mention every other product as well. This doesn’t mean you should stop buying jackets altogether, but rather to be conscious of how much you purchase and how everyday actions can affect the environment.
Here at Name Bubbles, we are working towards a goal of being carbon neutral by August 2022. Being carbon neutral means adding no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The first thing we did to move towards this goal was install solar panels on our buildings. You can even see the impact they’re having, in terms of CO2 emissions saved and the equivalent of trees planted, right on our homepage. Some additional efforts we are taking to meet our goal include adding electric car chargers to our buildings, and we are working with an agent to open a facility in the western United States, where we will be implementing green efforts throughout.
Why You Should Label
It’s amazing to think of all the effort that goes into making your child’s favorite piece of clothing, only for them to leave it at school and never be seen again. By using Name Bubbles’ products, the chances of having your child lose an item and ending up in the lost-and-found forever dramatically decreases. Every additional item purchased has a carbon cost and contributes to the continued production of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In addition, our press-and-stick labels can be removed so items can be donated or reused without your or your child’s name on it. By using Name Bubbles’ products, you are decreasing the chances of items being lost, stolen, or misplaced which decreases the amount of repeat purchases you make, therefore, decreasing your carbon footprint. As a result, your child, your wallet, and the Earth will thank you.
Here are some ideas to make your household more environmentally friendly and reduce your carbon footprint:
- Be conscious of purchasing habits - Purchasing less items altogether decreases the need to produce more. This can be done in a multitude of ways. Label items to keep track of belongings, keep them out of the lost-and-found, and keep them coming home. Similarly, if you can, opt for better quality products that will last rather than lower quality items that will need to be replaced often.
- Use less energy in your homes - Using less energy in your homes can be as simple as turning off the lights when they’re not in use, turning down your heat, using LED light bulbs instead of regular lightbulbs, and using less water. This will not only be better for the environment, but will help save you some money on your energy bills.
- Shop more sustainably - When you can, bring your own shopping bags and avoid the use of single use plastic bags as much as you can.
- Drive less - Obviously, people can’t stop driving altogether, but if there is an opportunity in which walking is an option, opt to skip the car and go on a nice walk either by yourself or with your family to your destination.
There is no one way to be more environmentally conscious, and in the end, it’s up to you to decide what works best for you and your family. While some of these actions may seem small and unimportant, they can have a huge impact when done repetitively. If every person took one step towards being more environmentally friendly, we would be seven billion steps closer to a healthy habitat. It’s important to be kind to the environment so that future generations of kiddos just like yours can enjoy a safe and healthy planet Earth for years to come.