Our Earth Day, Every Day Candle Collection with Little Lemon Candles is inspired by the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are
designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." In preparing for this launch, Kayla and I selected 6 Goals that we felt passionate about - Affordable & Clean Energy, Reduced Inequalities, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land and Responsible Consumption & Production. 10% of the sales of each candle will go to an organization that aligns to each goal. We hope you enjoy this project just as much as we do and feel inspired to select a cause of your own to support in effort to advance sustainable development!
Affordable & Clean Energy. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. To learn more visit: UN's Sustainable Development Goal #7.
Organization: Renew Missouri -
Renew Missouri was founded in 2006 to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state of Missouri.
Renew Missouri’s approach to advancing policy is to bring stakeholders for energy issues together to educate and to facilitate productive dialogue. They educate legislators and other policy makers while also promoting renewables and energy efficiency to the public.
Reduce inequality within and among countries. To learn more visit: UN's Sustainable Development Goal #10.
Organization: Mission: St. Louis - Mission: St. Louis aims to empower people to transform their lives, families and neighborhoods through education, employment and community.
Plum Blossom and Cacao
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. To learn more visit: UN's Sustainable Development Goal #13.
Organization: Greenpeace - Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Scent: Pear and Honey
Life Below Water. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. To learn more visit: UN's Sustainable Development Goal #14.
Organization: Blue Marine Foundation -
BLUE is filling a niche in the NGO world, enabling marine conservation to happen fast and effectively.
BLUE works using a combination of top-down intervention to improve governance of our seas and bottom-up project delivery to help local communities who are at the front line of ocean conservation.
Scent: Marine Dew and Wild Lavender
Life on Land.
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. To learn more visit: UN's Sustainable Development Goal #15.
Organization: Forest ReLeaf of Missouri -
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri operates the only nonprofit community-assisted tree nursery in the region. Since our inception in 1993, more than 200,000 trees have been planted throughout Missouri and Illinois – projects that have increased tree canopy in low-income areas, assisted with reforestation after major weather disasters and those undertaken to promote peace and healing in our communities.
Scent: Tree Sap and Fir
Responsible Consumption & Production. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. To learn more visit: UN's Sustainable Development Goal #12.
Organization: Perennial - Perennial is a St. Louis non-profit that teaches people creative skills to upcycle materials and live a sustainable and self-sufficient life. They offer craft and DIY classes using all salvaged materials and provide free programs to women in transition, including former prisoners, survivors of domestic violence, homeless women, and more.
Scent: Fig Leaf and Galbanum