Live Well for the Earth This World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) has been celebrated each year on 5 June since its establishment by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. Today serves not only as a celebration of the incredible beauty, power and complexity of our earth, but also as a reminder to reflect on the impact of humanity on the environment.

Each year, the United Nations selects a theme for WED, and for 2020 they have chosen ‘Celebrate Biodiversity’. The official World Environment Day website explains that biodiversity refers to the variety of different forms of life on earth, as well as the complex and co-dependent systems that support their existence. Without this tapestry of plants, animals, biomes, ecosystems and genetic diversity, life on earth would cease to exist. Unfortunately, human activity, expansion and industry have had a devastating impact on the biodiversity of the earth, threatening the health and longevity of our home planet. 

As a brand driven by consciousness and care, we see it as our duty to do all that we can to protect our environment - not just today, but every day. That’s why we take steps to ensure that we are providing products, services and resources that will enable you to live life well – not just for yourself, but for your planet, too.

To learn more about World Environment Day and to find out what YOU can do to celebrate biodiversity, check out https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH & PLANT A TREE!

In November 2019, Coyne Healthcare launched their Tree Planting Project in partnership with the Eden Reforestation Projects, vowing to plant one mangrove tree in Mozambique for every Coyne product sold. Coyne has committed to planting at least 20 000 trees per month, or 1.5 million in the next five years. This is just one of the many ways that Coyne is working to protect and support the earth, with another notable initiative being their Eco-Packaging drive (which aims to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2021).
Despite the setbacks imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the project has remained largely operational. The Mozambican team has been practising recommended health and safety precautions, allowing them to continue to receive a stable income in these difficult economic times.The Tree Planting Project takes a holistic approach to reforestation and ecological restoration by partnering with local villagers and training, and hiring them to plant trees. This contributes to poverty alleviation, job creation and skills development by allowing Mozambicans to earn a steady and sustainable income as they work to restore their indigenous forests.