The earth is speaking to us. As our lives continue to center around convenience, entertainment, and productivity, our planet has been forced to absorb the impact of our actions. This is causing global warming, a sea full of more plastic than fish, and food contaminated with chemicals. It is time to change. The spring of 2020 finds the world spending most of their time at home, forced to seek alternative ways of getting things done. With our traditional convenience products in short supply, now is the perfect time to make small changes that we once thought were too difficult, or frankly not important enough. While our team gathered on weekly Zoom meetings (during the Covid-19 pandemic), we discussed ways that we could continue to serve our vision of "elevating health and happiness through the experience of horticulture". A healthy planet contributes to happy trees - and happy people. We can care for our urban forests in more ways than just pruning and soil care. It is about adopting a culture of respect for our entire planet. At HMI, we are committed to making one positive lifestyle change a month. This month we subscribed to @cleancult so that our hand soap and all-purpose cleaners arrive as plant-based, all natural refills in cardboard containers. With an office of 20, this can make a huge impact in the amount of plastic waste we recycle. Won't you join us in taking a small step toward a brighter future? We've witnessed the difference we all can make by doing our part. Let's keep this energy and power of one going!
And don't forget to check in each month to see the changes our team chooses to make at home and at the office. We've got some enthusiastic product testers on our hands so we hope to bring you informed choices that will make it easier for you to make the switch!