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Published on June 1, 2022

Do you need to re-think your way of living? #onlyoneearth

There is only one Earth. Let’s take care of it. 


Earth faces a triple planetary emergency:

  • the climate is heating up too quickly for people and nature to adapt;

  • habitat loss and other pressures mean an estimated 1 million species are threatened with extinction;

  • pollution continues to poison our air, land and water.


The way out of this dilemma is to transform our economies and societies to make them inclusive, fair and more connected with nature. We must shift from harming the planet to healing it. But there is good news. The solutions and the technology exist and are increasingly affordable to make this goal achievable. Join the #OnlyOneEarth is the campaign for World Environment Day 2022. It calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.

Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually on 5 June since 1974, World Environment Day is the largest global platform for environmental public outreach, celebrated by millions of people across the world. This year it is being hosted by Sweden. 


Time is running out, and nature is in emergency mode. To keep global warming below 1.5°C this century, we must halve our annual greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Without action, exposure to air pollution beyond safe guidelines will increase by 50% within the decade and plastic waste flowing into aquatic ecosystems will nearly triple by 2040. We need urgent action to address these pressing issues, making “Only One Earth” and its focus on living sustainably in harmony with nature, as pertinent as ever.

Truly transformative options towards sustainability need to be available, affordable and attractive for people to make better daily decisions. Key areas for transformation include how we build and live in our homes, cities and places of work and worship, how and where our money is invested, and what we do for fun. But others of greater importance also include: energy, production systems, global trade and transport systems, and protection of biodiversity.


Many of these options can only be created by larger entities: national and sub-national governments, financial institutions, businesses, international organizations, and other organizations with the power to rewrite the rules, frame our ambition and open up new horizons. Nevertheless, individuals and civil society are pivotal advocates, awareness-raisers and supporters. The more we raise our voices, emphasize what needs to be done and point out who is responsible, the faster change will come. By supporting World Environment Day 2022 and the #OnlyOneEarth campaign, you can help ensure this unique and beautiful planet remains a comfortable home for humanity.

Check out these sustainable brands and products that are all stocked at DWUK. 


Toast Pale Ale NRB 12x330ml

Tropical. Zesty. Planet-Saving. Food production is the biggest contributor to climate change, but one third of all food is wasted. Toast are here to change that with their American Pale Ale is brewed with surplus fresh bread, malted barley and Simcoe, Citra and Ekuanot hops. A fruity, refreshing American Pale Ale.


Nc’Nean Organic Single Malt Scotch

Smooth and elegant, our whisky is easy-going and delicious however you drink it, with flavours of citrus, peach, apricot and spice. The Nc’nean distillery uses its own pure water from the source (many distilleries have to buy water in) and they use 100% renewable energy. They also recycle the excess heat from the stills, by diverting this through their warehouse as an alternative to heating. The leftover grain is used, to feed the cows on their farm location. Waste products from the distilling is even rehomed as fertilizer for the farms fields.


Everleaf Mountain Pink Non-Alcoholic

A blend of 12 botanicals, including blossom & mountain herb, which create a fresh, earthy mountain inspired blend. Created by conservation biologist, Paul Mathew, ingredients are sourced ethically and sustainably. For example the Madagascan vanilla is sourced directly from small-scale farmers ensuring they get the best price, while the vetiver comes from a project in Haiti that works with communities to protect their livelihoods through reforestation, food security and the empowerment of local women. 

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