Well & Aware

6.20//Three Things That Need Your Attention This Week

How exciting to get affirmation to keep moving in the direction we’re headed. From NPR’s article about B Corporations to Illinois banning microbeads, we feel like we have an army behind us. Read on for the three things that need your attention this week.

Three Things June 20 news articles

The Report

We are proud to call ourselves a B Corporation, where we consider people and planet before profit. And we’re in some really amazing company like Badger, Patagonia, and Ben and Jerry’s. We’ve been put through the exacting measures of the B Lab that checks to see that everything from supply chain to our interaction with the enviornment are ultimately backed by a true mission to make the world a better place.

The Action

There’s a ton of “green washing” (where companies claim to be doing good, yet without regulation put whatever they want on their labels), but a brand new bill spearheaded by Badger will now create legal status for B Corporations. Help your state put in place rigorous certifying standards by writing to your local government official.

The Report

Rejoice! Illinois has banned microbeads alongside personal care companies who have collaborated with the state legislature on the ban. This has been a pressing issue, and top of mind for our company for a long, long time. Check out our past blog post that dissects how microbeads can end up in our food and our bodies.

The Action

Make sure to check your exfoliating products to confirm that they do not contain these dangerous plastic beads. Our Glow Sugar Scrub instead relies on natural and environmentally safer brown sugar to buff away dull skin cells.

The Report

With summer break officially gracing young students everywhere, parents now have front-row seats to the complaints of boredom. This OpEd in the Huffington Post from Author of The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Life, Bunmi Laditan admonishes the bored child – claiming the most imaginative play stems from having nothing to do.

The Action

When you hear the words “I’m bored”, Laditan says:

“When you come to me with your boredom, please know that I won’t be angry. You’re still a young sailor and unfamiliar with your tools. As your parent, I will help guide you but I will not steer your ship. Did you hear me?

I will not steer your ship.

I will not steer your ship.

I will not steer your ship.

I will be your temporary compass.

Ready? All aboard, mateys!

Cast your eyes over to the Isle of the Craft Closet. Legend says that it is rich with jewel-toned markers and scissors so sharp that they can slice through the toughest construction paper man has ever known.

Or I can point you in the direction of the Jungle of Doom, also known as our backyard. Sages speak of grass green as emeralds and a sand pit speckled with dollar store shovels.

If neither of those tickle your fancy, enter if you dare the Cavern of Broken Toys. Your bedroom is upstairs.

Still bored? Join me, Mistress Pirate of the Maiden Vessel as I swab the deck.

I didn’t think so. Well then, in the words of Awolnation: SAIL.”