This year Earth Day is on Monday, April 22. calls itself “the world’s largest environmental movement”. This year’s campaign is “protect our species” and the Earth Day Movement lists some causes for species becoming extinct as “the unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity: climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides”. On social media, you may be familiar with seeing bees as a species in danger trending. 
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This Earth Day, we are asking all our friends, family, and customers to “BEE AWARE”. Bees are in danger of going extinct - which would mean the end to life as we know it in ways we never thought twice about. We aren’t just worried about losing delicious honey and all it’s health benefits (locally and sustainably sourced, of course)... reports that bees are responsible for pollinating 70 of the 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world or $30 billion worth of crops per year. If we lost bees, we could lose the plants they pollinate (about half of the fruits and vegetables we see in the supermarket), the species which feed off those, and so on up the food chain - eventually reaching humans! Other unknown consequences are sure to occur as well. 

So, how can you make a difference? Start small, say something, think local! Whenever possible, support family owned and operated businesses who are committed to Earth-friendly and sustainable practices that produce products or produce in a responsible manner. Look for local beekeepers who are working to healthily collect honey (yes, this is possible!) and improve the quality of life for their bees. Be vocal! Share what you know and vendors you’ve found with friends and family. For small, family-owned businesses, a referral is invaluable. 
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Our lip butters contain beeswax sustainably sourced and are available buy two, get ONE FREE now through Earth Day when you use code “BEEAWARE” at check out*.(free lip balm will automatically be sent when 2 our purchased and code is used)

Looking to do some good while stocking up on your favorite products? We will be donating 10% of all proceeds from Earth Day through Kelub's Birthday, Tuesday, April 23 to THE OCEAN CLEANUP.  The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world's oceans of plastic. Help us celebrate Kelub's birthday by donating to this cause by clicking here.

*Coupon code has no cash value and is not redeemable with any other offer. Code must be entered at time of check out and is valid on online orders only from 12:01am EST 04/17/19 to 11:59pm EST 04/22/19. Your free lip butter(s) will be a flavor chosen at random and while supplies last. 

Author’s Note: Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap does not specifically endorse any source(s) listed in this blog post.