Earth Day 2019
As a way to call attention to the importance of taking steps to save our planet, each April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. The Earth Day Network website reports the work the network does includes: solving climate change, ending plastic pollution and protecting endangered species. They also strive to broaden, educate, and activate the environmental movement across the globe. The theme for this year’s 49th anniversary is: Protect our Species. The Earth Day Network’s Global Day of Conversation campaign connects locally-elected officials with communities to address tangible environmental issues. This Earth Day, roundtable discussions held around the world will work as a catalyst to end the problem of species loss.
“There is a growing tidal wave of interest in protecting our species and some countries and governments. They are already in the vanguard. Earth Day Network (EDN) believes we can turn that tidal wave into a permanent solution to species loss,” said Kathleen Rogers, President of EDN.
Petique, Inc. & Earth Day
At Petique, Inc., we love our pets just as much as we love our planet. So, we combine our two passions to responsibly create a positive, healthy and fun environment for our furry family members! Our mission is to provide safe, innovative, and high-quality pet supplies and consumables, designed to enrich pets and their owners’ lives while simultaneously helping other animals and Planet Earth. We strive to create quality pet products that conserve our ecological balance whenever possible, while avoiding depletion of natural resources.
As a service to our customers and friends, in honor of Earth Day 2019, we wanted to devote this blog post to ways you can dote on your pet without compromising the environment.
How to Care for Your Pet While Saving the Environment:
Do you feed your dog or cat canned food? If so, please be kind to Mother Earth by purchasing the largest cans available. Single-serving containers lead to lots of waste. And don’t forget to recycle the cans!
2. Just say “no” to plastic bottles.
Splurge on a BPA-free water bottle instead of buying single-use water bottles. These are easy to wash and minimize the production, manufacturing, and shipping of plastic bottles. Chances are, you have already purchased one of these for yourself. Buy one for your dog to use on walks or while traveling.
3. Scoop the poop.
Cats: Green-scoop kitty litter boxes with an empty kitty litter pail/container placed next to litter boxes. Just line with a plastic bag. Scoop clumps daily and deposit directly into the pail. Just don’t forget to cover it unless you’re into that heavy ammonia smell. This simple task eliminates the need to waste a plastic bag every day. Once the container is full, empty it. This is not only better for the environment because it minimizes the amount of kitty litter and plastic bags you use, it’s also healthier for your cat.
Dogs: Invest in eco-friendly, bio-degradable bags for picking up after your dog during walks. (And please tell us you are someone who does this. Leaving your puppy’s poop on a walking trail epitomizes lack of care for the planet!)
4. Carefully conserve water.
Buy a water barrel. Catch rainwater from your gutters for gallons of free H2O. But be careful with what you collect, as it may be "dirty,” collecting chemicals on the way down from your rooftop and gutters. So, only use it to wet down compost or potted plants, not in your dog or cat’s water bowls.
5. Spay and neuter your pets!
How would this reduce your carbon footprint? Consider this: shelters and vets euthanize eight million pets each year due to overpopulation. Determine not to add to the problem.
6. Buy eco-friendly pet supplies whenever possible.
We take pride in creating earth-friendly, top-quality products. For treats and snacks, we work with an independent lab that run tests using FDA and AAFCO standards to ensure quality of our cat and dog treats. We test for the major Heavy Metals, E. Coli, Listeria and Salmonella. For travel, play and sleep, we produce eco-friendly luxurious products designed to pamper your pet while protecting natural resources.
About Petique, Inc.
Located in Ontario, California, Petique, Inc. is a woman- and family-owned business specializing in pet supplies and consumables. Pet owners ourselves, we share a passion to create a positive, healthy and fun environment for furry family members. We also strive to create quality pet products that conserve ecological resources whenever possible, and consciously avoid depleting natural resources. With more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, product development and design, we take pride in creating eco-friendly and non-toxic items, reliable travel gear and innovative products. Contact us today, visit our website or call (909) 673-0998.