Making a difference
Vitamin D is important to stay healthy. Unfortunately, many people have a vitamin D deficiency. In the Netherlands almost 60 percent of people have a vitamin D deficiency and in many other EU countries the rates are comparably high. In the United States, an estimated 70 percent of people has a vitamin D deficiency. In […]
There are about 1.8 million dairy cows living in the UK, each producing around 8000 liters of milk every year. The life of a dairy cow isn’t easy, as they need to work extremely hard to produce so much milk. On top of that, the dairy industry causes all sorts of suffering for these cows. […]
The coffee industry has a long history of colonialism and the exploitation of human beings. However, some people might be surprised that nowadays coffee is still heavily linked to slavery, child labour and other forms of exploitation. Coffee is one of the most tradable commodities in the world and is often produced in poor countries. […]
When you decide to live more environmentally and animal friendly, your bank may not be the first thing you think about. However, which bank you choose can have a significant impact. Banks use your money to invest in companies and projects. Unfortunately, most banks invest in fossil fuels, factory farms, weapons or projects that involve […]
What does organic mean? Since 1991 the EU has established rules for products in order to be called organic and get an organic certificate. Organic products in the EU can be recognized by their green leaf certification. To get this, companies have to meet to the following requirements: Not use chemical fertilizer Not use synthetic […]
Castoreum is one of the stranger animal products that humans use. While it’s not used much, there are cosmetics and food products in the EU that contain a small amount of castoreum. That’s why in this blog we will discuss what it is and what it’s being used for. What is castoreum? Castoreum is a […]
Hi! I’m Elise and I hope to inspire you to be green. On this blog, I share information and tips for living a more animal, human and environmentally friendly lifestyle.