The earth is in a global climate crisis. With the increase of greenhouse gas emissions, global temperature rises, sea level rises, and fires in the Amazon rainforest increase - we can't just sit around and wait for someone else to save the planet. It should be a collective human effort. That's why we love seeing companies taking responsibility for their carbon footprint and doing more to reverse the effects of climate change, while inspiring many others to take part.
For the first time, LUSH Cosmetics announced that they will close their stores on September 20 and September 27 to join #FridaysForFuture, a climate action founded by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and vegan, Greta Thunberg. On those dates, LUSH will be closing 250 retail shops, e-commerce operations, headquarters, and manufacturing facilities so that their 5,000 employees can participate in the climate protest in the United States and Canada.
“As a business with deep roots in environmental activism, giving our thousands of staff the time to get out there and demand bold action is a no brainer,” Mark Wolverton, President and CEO of LUSH North America, said. “We all share this planet, so we need to band together to sound the alarm and show our politicians that ‘business as usual’ is no longer an option. The climate crisis won’t wait, and neither will we.”
The strike has been gaining global support from more than a million people (especially young people!! hooray future generations!) around the world. Support spans from California to New York and across the Atlantic to France, Germany, India, Australia, and more! 🌎
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LUSH, the cruelty-free beauty brand, has been trying to reduce its environmental impact for many years. They've done great things like providing package-free products, sourcing ingredients from regenerative farms, and using solar power to offset their energy consumption and get to zero emissions. In addition to using new technology, they use solar energy to conserve all of their retail energy consumption. Last year, LUSH claimed to have saved more than 1,145 million recycled plastic bottles from being produced.
We love what LUSH is doing and are sp happy to hear about their support fighting the climate crisis. If you can't get LUSH near you, here are some other cruelty-free brands to support: Meow Meow Tweet, Alba Botanica, and more here.