Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Help reduce your carbon imprint with Silk Canada and Tree Canada

In the last few months I have really started to think about how the products we use in our daily life (cleaning, eating, garbage, etc) impact the environment. As most of my readers know - I have started using Norwex products to clean my home, eliminating most of the chemicals used on a daily basis,  and I have started to use the green bin program that our city has.  I am excited to tell you about a new opportunity for YOU to help - so read on!

Did you know that using a 1.89L carton of Silk instead of Milk produces 49% fewer greenhouse gas emissions* and uses 76% less water** than dairy milk - not only does it have wonderful nutritional benefits, but its great tasting.

Silk Canada wants to do more to help the environment, and has teamed up with Tree Canada to help plant more trees***. They want Canadians to join in and help as well, by reducing our own carbon footprints - and have created an online carbon calculator; this calculator asks Canadians to choose 1 of 7 options in which to reduce their footprint, and then calculates the environmental impact the pledge will make. For every pledge made, Silk Canada will donate $1.00**** to Tree Canada to plant more trees.

I headed on over to the carbon calculator and pledged to eat less meat in my diet and to increase my recycling - by doing so, the calculator tells me that I will take 55 cars off the road for 1 day. What will you pledge? I would love to hear what environmental impact you will have - so once you take the pledge, please leave a comment telling me!

*Based on a U.S. study comparing one carton (1.89L) of U.S. dairy milk and Original Silk soy and almond beverages and applied to Canadian Silk sales. U.S. study: Life Cycle Assessment conducted in 2011 by WhiteWave Foods Company and certified using the ISO 14040/44 framework for comparative declarations by an independent panel of LCA experts. 
**Based on a 2010 water footprint assessment conducted by Silk using the Water Footprint Network methodology. 
****Up to a maximum of $25k

This post was sponsored - all opinions belong to Tales of Mommyhood and your opinion/experience may vary


  1. good to know lovely post thank you for sharing

  2. I love calculators like that that help people put things into quantities they can relate to.

  3. Thanks for sharing this information! I am always trying to reduce my footprint on the Earth and here is another way.


  4. Wow, this is awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this information! It's so important to reduce the impact of our footprint on our Earth :)

  6. Awesome calculator and great cause! Thanks for sharing!

  7. So awesome, and a completely painless way to make a difference.


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