Women are the economic backbone of their families and several parts of Central America have been experiencing upheaval, we support woman owed businesses in these countries. We do so through Kiva, a non-profit organization which gives small business loans to woman owned enterprises.
Climate change is another factor which affects us and future generations socially, physically, and economically as well as impacting endangered species. We donate to Plant One Billions Trees, the Nature Conservancy's program to slow down climate change. A portion of all sales of Dot's goes to plant up to 15 trees per month in the rain forest of Brazil, sometimes called the "lungs" of the planet.
Our environment is important to all species on the planet and our health as well as our enjoyment of the outdoors. Here at Dot's Natural Pet Products, we believe in keeping our environmental footprint as small as possible. We recycle all materials from our workshop and home that can feasibly be recycled. We use LED lighting and energy efficient appliances for our production and reduce our waste by buying and selling in bulk whenever possible. Instead of always using new boxes, we reuse boxes received for our shipping when feasible.
We love animals. So Dot's donates money to a local non-profit no kill shelter to help homeless pets find homes. When we do get new pets, we only adopt pets. We never shop for new pets because adopting helps brings pets out of shelters.
Currently, we have "adopted" some neighborhood kitties that are homeless. We feed them high quality food and Dot's Natural Pet Products. This helps them be happier and healthier as well as protect some wildlife from being food for these poor cats. They have ear clips which show that are spayed and neutered but have been released because they are too feral to be adopted.