Corporate sustainability initiatives have gained momentum over the last several decades, as more companies do their part in protecting the environment and our planet. At NeuroQ, and our parent company LifeSeasons, we value life. It’s our desire to protect it, sustain it, and see life flourish. That, of course, applies to the vitality of our planet for generations to come. That’s why we’re proud to announce our recent sustainability initiatives to support environmental protection and social welfare around the world.
Sustainability Initiative Saves 15K+ Lbs of Cardboard
At NeuroQ and LifeSeasons, we are dedicated to providing quality, ethically sourced ingredients in each and every one of our products. And, the quality of our products goes beyond just the ingredients inside each formula.
As a sustainable business, we must also consider the impact production makes on the planet, which includes shipment and packaging. That’s why we’re proud to announce one of our sustainability initiatives to cut down on cardboard waste during the production process.
Prior to May of 2020, our new products arrived in cardboard boxes. We would end up recycling those boxes, which led to tons of cardboard waste. It also required the use of electricity to complete the recycling process.
We came up with an innovative sustainability initiative to use reusable totes instead of cardboard for inventory and storage. This small change made a big impact. It cut down over 15,000 pounds of cardboard waste (and counting) since May of 2020.
Now, each time we receive a shipment, our new products arrive in reusable totes. Then, we return those totes back to our manufacturer. We’ve continued that ever since with great results.
Switching to reusable product containers has saved over 7.89 tons (15,780 pounds) of cardboard and counting!
As an added sustainability initiative, we ship any order under 10 bottles in an eco-friendly bag.
NeuroQ Social Sustainability Initiatives
Sustainability goes beyond just protecting the earth and its environment. It also applies to enhancing the lives of the people living on this planet. At NeuroQ and LifeSeasons, we emphasize the importance of social responsibility and contributing to sustainable community development at large.
Our Partnership with GEMS Development Foundation
Our sustainability initiatives go beyond our borders. We look for ways to extend social welfare worldwide. We partnered with GEMS Development Foundation with the aim to end global hunger, starting with South Sudan.
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 7.4 million people in South Sudan will face severe food shortages in 2022. The global pandemic’s effect on supply chains, along with recent grain shortages stemming from the Ukraine conflict have only worsened the situation.
Starvation has become a tragic reality in South Sudan, according to Serge Tissot, Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. Representative in South Sudan. The families in these communities rely heavily on farming. The climate crisis and ongoing conflict have displaced thousands of people and disrupted the lives of millions more. Many have lost their livelihoods, including essential livestock and farming tools to support sustainable communities and reliable food sources.
Fighting Hunger in South Sudan, One Goat at a Time
The hunger crisis in Sudan requires a combined international effort to assist those at risk of starvation. GEMS Development Foundation’s Goats Project in South Sudan hopes to aid those in dire need of our help—fighting hunger in South Sudan, one goat at a time.
The project donates female goats and sorghum to the people struggling in South Sudan. (Just one bag of sorghum can feed a family for up to four months!)
Why female goats? Nubian she-goats originate from the Middle East. They thrive easily in the tropical, hot climate of that region, living off of natural grasses.
A single female goat produces over one liter of nutrient-rich milk every day. Nubian goats have the highest milk-fat content of all goat breeds, a good source of protein, calcium, and fat. It also contains riboflavin, important for the body’s energy production. In addition, goats provide fertilizer, which supports crops with the nutrients they need to produce more food.
The Goats Project has donated over 18,000 female goats in South Sudan.
On average, female goats give birth to two goats each year. Over time, herds of goats continue to breed, producing a sustainable solution to hunger in South Sudan. As the goat population grows, our charity donates additional goats to villages nearby, continuing the cycle of feeding those in need.
Working Together for a Brighter Tomorrow
Sustainability initiatives require the active participation of individuals, organizations, and businesses alike. For a better tomorrow, we must work together now to protect the planet and give back to those who need their most basic needs met.
We invite our NeuroQ community to join the effort to end hunger throughout the world. To make a tax-deductible donation, simply head to the GEMS Development Foundation website.
We honor transparency and ensure that every dollar counts to help those in need. A $75 donation breaks down as follows:
- Purchase of Goat: $42
- Vaccine/Vet: $3
- Food/ Care for goat until distribution: $7
- Transportation to the recipient: $4
- Onsite Staff: $8
- Operational costs (website, travel, etc): $11
Are you an Amazon shopper? Give your support while you shop. We’ve also partnered with AmazonSmile. Shop through our AmazonSmile link, and 0.5% of your purchase goes toward the GEMS Foundation and its relevant charity initiatives, including The Goats Project.