What is The Canni Family doing to limit its impact on the environment?
Q. What are you doing to limit your impact on the environment? Unless we all work together to help cool this planet down there will be little point in taking CBD oil!
This was a question from one of our practitioners and its a very fair point! So we thought we would share with you what The Canni Family as a company and as a team are actively doing to help protect our environment and address climate change.
What we do The Canni Family do as a company to protect the environment?
At The Canni Family we don’t print off unnecessary paperwork, like delivery notes or payment receipts as they are all sent via email, all of our delivery envelopes are recyclable and from a climate neutral company. We chose not to have unnecessary boxes as promotional material encasing each bottle and we don't wrap these in plastic. The product bottles are made of glass with plastic lids which can be recycled if separated when the bottle is empty and put in with the recycling.
We don’t ship outside of the UK due the environmental impact. But we would love to do more and as we can’t find a decent supplier of CBD in the UK we still bring this in from Holland however we try to buy in bulk to ensure there is less of an environmental footprint.
As a team what do The Canni Family do to play their part to address Climate Change?
Mrs Canni, and two other amazing women called Sole and Carolina have developed an App called Ecoed (available in your App Store now) which provides environmental education for anyone over the age of 7 teaching them about their impact on the planet through the decisions that make in relation to Waste, Water, Energy and Well being. Empowering them to take action with suggestions of habits that can start to get into every day that will collectively have a significant impact. It is the fist App to bring together gamification and environmental education with hope of making what can be a terrifying subject accessible and fun!
When Mrs Canni is not working on Canni Family business she is in schools and companies providing environmental challenges to these groups which we hope leads to behaviour change.
Ecoed has also been nominated for various awards, include the Ethical Hour BeTheChange Award and most recently the BT/Ability Net Tech4Good Award both in the Community Impact category.
Learn more about Ecoed and the work that is being carried out in relation to environmental education.
Mrs Canni's brush with politics - for the Green Party who else!
Mrs Canni also stood for the Green Party in St George's Ward, in Islington in the 2018 local elections. Islington as a whole is sadly one of the most polluted boroughs due to the A1 running right through it, but it also has the least green space of any borough in the UK.
The other two candidates and myself increased the vote in the Ward by 80%, from the previous election, and whilst we didn't win (this is Jeremy Corbyn's old stomping ground so he personally came out to defended it) we came very close in the election results.
Is growing Hemp (Cannabis) good for the environment?
All of our products range comes from the Canabis Sativa L Hemp plant and one hectare of hemp can absorb 22 tonnes of CO2 per hectare. It is possible to grow to 2 crops per year so absorption is doubled. Hemp's rapid growth (grows to 4 metres in 100 days) makes it one of the fastest CO2-to-biomass conversion tools available, more efficient than agro-forestry. Read more about whether Hemp can help to reverse climate change.
Natalia Young was right there is no point running a business that isn't doing as much as they can, if the Amazon is on fire and we all think its fine to get over that anxiety with a bit of CBD. So thank you for such a thought provoking question. We hope this goes someway to answering this challenge of our time!
If you think there is more that we can be doing please let us know and we will put it into action!
Thank you for reading our blog and if you are interested in trying any of our products please use the code CB10 for a 10% discount on your first order at checkout.