There are probably millions of vegan, cruelty-free, organic, gluten-free products on the market, and I am sure they are all delectable and worth every penny, but what product choices can I make locally, at stores available to me, to make a difference?
One product line that is ready to help lift ecological footprints is the Walgreens private line called Ology, available in most Walgreens on the island. Ology is a non-toxic, natural, environmentally friendly line of household cleaning, paper, disposable, and beauty products. The paper products are "tree free" and created with a blend of sugarcane husk, and bamboo, one a byproduct from the sugar industry, and the other one of the most renewable sources in the world. The beauty, baby, and cleaning products are non-toxic and cruelty-free.
Puerto Rico has more Walmarts and Walgreens (per capita) than anywhere else in the world. Many of these environmental, ecological, and affordable products are available all over the island! If these are not in your area, check online at www.walgreens.com/q/ology, or ask the manager to start carrying Ology products.
Things have changed, haven’t they?
Now we are breaking 100 degree heat, the rains have not come in years, and we are facing more environmental problems than we have ever known. Air and water contamination, drought, and water rationing are just the main ones, and the lack of water on the island is affecting every living being in our mountains, countryside, cities, shorelines, forests, jungles, and yes… rainforests.
How do we shop when our other major issue, the island’s severe debt, has raised prices of all products in stores, AND raised IVU to 11.5%? How do we cook for our families when we are rationed 24 hours of water every THREE DAYS?
We know it’s looking bleak out there, but there are ways to get around this, and we’re here to show you how.
Water reuse and conservation (do’s and don’ts), recipes, tips, and getting back to our roots are all necessary at the moment, and we will post and share as much as we can here!