World Wildlife Day

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Apparently today is World Wildlife Day! We love wildlife at Hug At Home and we do what we can to help - from supporting Plastic Oceans to donating sales of Hug Rugs to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, RSPB and Ocean Conservation Trust. 

Today is for celebrating and raising awareness of the world’s animals and plants, and this year’s focus is on forests and the livelihoods of the communities that rely on them. I know the Amazon Rainforest (other forests also need some love and attention) seems like a really long way away but there are a few simple things we can do from our own homes to reduce deforestation and save our ecosystem -

  • Avoid palm oil. You might not know that you are consuming palm oil, or using it in beauty products but it is extremely harmful to the environment and endangered species. It can be really hard to avoid palm oil all together but look out for sustainable palm oil instead - the orangutans will thank you! 

  • Reduce consumption of meat. Beef production is one of the top drivers of deforestation, according to WWF. Trees need to be cut down to make way for the cows. By cutting down on your meat intake you can do your bit to help combat climate change.

  • Recycle. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials and therefore cutting down trees! 

  • Plant a tree. Whether in your own back garden or donating one to be planted in a forest.


I took a quiz to find out what animal I am (I love a quiz, remember when I found out I was a Starling for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch?). Apparently I’m a dolphin - “You are smart and friendly. You enjoy talking and being with other people. You are the life of the party but you still enjoy making everyone feel safe and welcome.” Personally I think it’s spot on! 

Busy Lizzie x