Here at Natracare HQ, we admit that it took a bit of head-scratching to think of some fantastic, inspiring and encouraging events that we can be thankful for this year. However, once we got warmed up, the ideas kept flowing. We found that there were actually many things to be thankful for in 2017 and it put us all in a much better mood! Here are some of our favorite and heartwarming things from the last year to which we give our thanks:
January this year saw women in 20+ countries around the world coming together for marches to give voice to a whole host of issues. The official mission of Women’s March is to ‘harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.’ These peaceful marches proved that despite rocky political times, women are strong, fearless and will always fight injustice.
New episodes of Blue Planet calling out plastic pollution:
The brilliant nature documentary is back on British television, showcasing the weird and beautiful world beneath the surface of our oceans. In the documentary, David Attenborough also takes the opportunity to talk about the devastating effect that plastic pollution has on submarine life. Presenting viewers first-hand with real effects of plastic on our wildlife is a sure way to encourage people to think twice about their plastic consumption.
Ben and Jerry’s new vegan ice cream:
Need we say more? With their launch of 3 delicious dairy-free flavors, those of us who follow a vegan diet can join the ice cream fun.
Tackling period poverty in US schools:
The state of California passed a bill confirming it will stock 50% of bathrooms with free menstrual products in Title I schools, which are schools where more than 40% of the students live below the poverty line. Well done California for taking steps to address the shocking fact that many girls have to use makeshift pads or even miss school because they can’t afford to buy menstrual products.
Products being Made Safe:
100s of products – including Natracare – have been certified Made Safe this year. This is a great new logo to look out for, which guarantees that the product is made with safe ingredients not known or suspected to harm human health. We believe wholeheartedly in transparency when it comes to the composition of products, and Made Safe provide clear information making it easier for you to make the switch towards safer, more environmentally friendly alternatives.
This holiday, join us in remembering that there’s always something we can be thankful for! From all of us at Natracare, a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! <3