A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you about Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan and their commitment to not only becoming an eco-friendly company, but their commitment to help feed the hungry across the country by donating 2 million meals to families in need. I talked about some of the great products and brands that Unilever owns, and I also mentioned that I’d be using several of their products to create recipes that would help feed your family.
However, after Friday’s tragedy in Newtown, CT, I really felt compelled to do something else – by giving back to our local community.
I decided to help our new church here in Washington – they have a homeless ministry that brings homeless citizens into the church for showers and a warm meal. With the multiple personal care brands that Unilever owns, I knew that I’d be able to purchase a lot of items to help support this particular ministry.
Great brands like Irish Spring, Suave, TRESemme, Degree, Lever 2000, Dove, and more, are all owned by Unilever and when you buy these products, you’re helping not only support their sustainable living plan but helping them donate those 2,000,000 meals to Feeding America!
The kids were so excited to donate these – and when we went to the church office, the receptionist (Miss Barb) said that they were running really low on soap, and that it and the body wash would come in really handy. (If you want to see more of our two shopping trips as well as our donations, you can check out my Google + photo album!)
As you can imagine, we’re very dedicated to sustainable living in our home, by recycling, composting, trying to buy local products or support local businesses, as well as reusing whatever we can. We purchase products that support organizations like Feeding America and are committed to sustainable living. I continue to be impressed when large, huge companies like Unilever taking steps to be sustainable – again, I encourage you to read their Sustainable Living Plan and find out how they’re changing things. They’re working to use sustainable energy, reduce greenhouse gasses, as well as use small-scale farmers. The world is changing, and everyone – from our little family to big companies – all need to change along with it. We as consumers, if we demand companies be sustainable, they will listen.