Environment & Sustainability

Blog posts on environment & sustainability at Down to Earth Organic and Natural.

5 Reasons Why People Go Vegan

Photo: Child with chicken

If you asked for vegan food at a restaurant 20, 10, or even five years ago, you’d be met with an eyeroll or confusion. Fast forward to now, and times have definitely changed. Hawaii has been found to be the most vegan-friendly state, with the highest number of fully vegan restaurants per capita of anywhere in the country. Preventing the exploitation of animals used to be the primary reason for going vegan; however, today the health and environmental impacts are also leading people towards eating a plant-based diet.

How to Observe Fair Trade Month All Year

Photo: Kenyan fair trade coffee farmer

The idea of fair trade can be summarized as a global movement to trade based on partnership, instead of exploitation. Fair trade protects prices for farmers and workers and provides clean, fair, and good working conditions for all. It was started by a woman named Edna Ruth Byler in 1946 in Puerto Rico who began importing needlecrafts from low-income women in South America.

Eat the Down to Earth Way!

Photo: A healthy breakfast meal

Since 1977 our delis have been serving up some seriously ʻono grinds that are also healthy and vegetarian. We love inspiring people to eat the Down to Earth Way at home with our epic recipe database, fun cooking demos, and helpful eating tips, plus everything you need to stock your kitchen in our grocery aisles.

The Earth is in Your Hands

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, fellow humans! Earth Day, marked on April 22, is a beautiful time to reflect on how your life affects our planet, and we’re celebrating the whole month.

The easy, healthy, climate friendly diet  

With the challenge to reduce our carbon footprint, we are happy to share this diet with you, especially during Earth Month! The Climatarian Diet has  dual benefits, not only for your health but for the planet and can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke because of the plant-based

Plastic Pollution & Climate Change Conversation

Climate change and plastic pollution are catastrophic problems that seem overwhelming. Can ordinary people do anything to make a significant impact? Yes! There are simple sustainable swaps that really make a difference in our environmental and future well-being. 

Sustainable Starter Kit Shopping Guide - Earth Day 2021

Photo: Sustainable Gifts from Down to Earth

April is here and Earth Day is near! Earth Day is recognized as the largest civic event in the world - a day to raise awareness and inspire action towards the protection of the environment and focus on the need for conservation.

Sustainable Holidays

Photo: Gift wrapped in brown paper with a recycle symbol

Considering what we've been through this year, let’s make compassion and love the theme for this holiday season and the new year--we all need it more than ever. One of the most profoundly compassionate ways we can celebrate Christmas this year, and ensure a happier New Year, is by treating all ot

Free Non-GMO Coloring Book

Graphic: Coloring Book Cover - Do You Know Your GMO

The Non-GMO Project is constantly surprising us with fun, innovative ways to teach about the importance of Non-GMO labeling.

Non-GMO and Fair Trade Month - What, Why, and How

Photo: Non GMO and Fair Trade

October is a special month this year as Down to Earth is celebrating the annual Non-GMO Month and Fair Trade month.