Rollon Mother Nature

Some wonderful news this week from Bolivia, where the country that stood up for strictest cuts to greenhouse gasses, being widely pilloried by the industrial world, is drafting legislation to enshrine the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans.

Bolivia plans to enshrine eleven rights for nature, including the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.

In a media that rushes from disaster to disaster, news such as this has received little coverage. It may take years for the legal framework to catch up with the ramifications, but it’s tremendously exciting to see a country take such a progressive step.

Wind turbine in action
While the not-so-progressive debate around nuclear power goes on, inflamed by the tragedy in Japan and a number of prominent green figures switching viewpoints and throwing their weight behind nuclear power, it’s good to see some are just going ahead and doing the right thing.

In this week’s video, one of our suppliers, The Drift, have installed a new wind turbine, and its resulted in dramatic cuts to their electricity bill. Click here to view the video.

It wasn’t guinea fowl causing havoc this time, but Drift this week had much of their carrot and beetroot crop destroyed by porcupines. I’m sure the porcupines have come from far afield to try Drift’s unusual candy-striped beetroot and purple dragon carrots!

Deodorants
Our deodorant offering has been a bit whiffy recently with supplier shortages, so we’re very happy to be offering two of Victorian Garden’s rollon deodorants. Victorian Garden products are made in South Africa, and focus on using as near 100% certified organic and natural ingredients as possible. We’re also offering a day cream, a night cream, a shower gel and a foaming gel cleanser. We’re planning on expanding our offering of their range, so if you have any favourites or requests please let us know.

Have a great week,
Ian and the Ethical team

To order, head on over to www.ethical.org.za.