It’s January, which means it's time for one thing - New Year's resolutions!
This year, we’re here to shake up the tradition by encouraging fellow dog-lovers to take on sustainability and help us safeguard the planet. We know that choosing your New Year's resolutions can be tough, so if you haven't chosen them already we’re here to help with our five eco-friendly initiatives for a sustainable year.
- Get litter-picking
With plastic pollution on the rise and our parks and beaches drowning in rubbish, we can all do our bit to help tackle the problem and safeguard our planet. Why not start on your next dog walk?
Try picking up one or two pieces of litter whilst exercising your pooch and help keep your community clear of rubbish. Not only this but by setting an example you might actually encourage others to go out there and do the same, If you wanted to go one step further, you could even arrange a community litter picking event for local dog walkers
- Get engaged with nature
With so many beautiful places all over the UK, why not truly explore your local area and commit to taking your dog to a new location every month. Whether there is a local park or a local beach you’ve yet to explore, now is the time to treat your dog to a new adventure.
- Opt for organic or free-range dog food
We love dogs and we also love animals. Which is why we believe that feeding your dog a healthy, high-quality dog food shouldn't come at the expense of animal welfare.
This year, why not try swapping your regular dog-food for an organic alternative, to benefit both your furry-friend and the planet. We’re proud that all our products include meat from certified free-range or organic farms.
- Help tackle overfishing
Many marine ecologists believe that the biggest single threat to marine ecosystems today is overfishing, and there is estimated to be four times more global fishing capacity than there are fish left to catch (Greenpeace).
So, this January why not help tackle the issue of overfishing by opting for sustainable fish. Ensuring your dog-food only uses MSC certified fisheries helps protect fish stocks and minimises the effects of fishing on the ecosystem.
- Get Volunteering
We know that getting active is a popular resolution, but why not combine this with giving-back by volunteering to dog walk at a local dog shelter or sanctuary? You can commit to as many hours as you can manage and you’ll always be given a dog that you’re comfortable with.
Dog walkers at shelters are vital for getting dogs out and about and ensuring they remain active, whilst also teaching them how to become more sociable and trusting, meaning they stand a better chance at finding a new home!