On World Population Day, Wholeleaf wants to bring attention to how our exponentially growing global population is putting more and more pressure on our global ecosystem. Climate change is worsening in the wake of resource depletion, over-farming, and water pollution as a result of the rising number of people on Earth. The figure has now reached 8 billion in 2022, making action that much more critical. While many of the factors contributing to global population growth are out of our control, living more sustainable lifestyles as individuals can reduce our ecological footprint and become powerful collective action. There are a number of ways that we can make meaningful changes in our everyday lives. Our diet is the easiest place to start. Eating less animal-based foods like meat and dairy and incorporating more plant-based foods into our diets can make a world of a difference. 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to meat and dairy alone, making even one less serving a day, or even one less serving each week, count in a big way. Eating those foods doesn’t have to add to landfill waste either with paper, plastic, or Styrofoam plates, bowls, and cutlery. Instead, opt for Wholeleaf’s palm leaf alternatives, allowing you to compost all of your food scraps and tableware after you are done eating your green meal. This option gives you an opportunity to feel better about using a sustainable product. By definition sustainable products provide environmental, social, and economic benefits throughout their life cycle. Being a mindful consumer and purchasing products like reusable shopping bags, beeswax food wrap, or bamboo toothbrushes, practical everyday essentials that replace more wasteful plastic alternatives. Support Wholeleaf’s mission to support conscious consumption on World Population Day and try some easy lifestyle changes to help us mitigate climate change.