About The Green Wall

The Green Wall was founded in 2019 by Acacia Sustainability to provide consumers with sustainable alternatives to products and services used every day.

We are at a pivotal time in our planets history, where:

  • The planet is on a trajectory of 4.1 °C – 4.8 °C of warming by 2100 above pre-industrial levels as reported by Climate Action Tracker;
  • Deforestation is occurring at alarming rates, with and area larger than the size of South Africa being lost from 1990 to 2016 according to The World Bank; and
  • One million species are at risk of extinction and plastic and other waste products are polluting our oceans leading to over 400 ‘dead zones’ totaling an area the size of the United Kingdom according to the United Nations.

There is however hope that with strong action from governments, organisations and individuals all around the world, we can limit global warming to 1.5 °C by 2100 above pre-industrial levels, avoid the catastrophic impacts of a warmer climate, reduce our production of waste and improve biodiversity.

“But what can I do about climate change?”

The Green Wall aims to empower everyday consumers with information about products and services that are being sold today to reduce consumers impact on the environment. We hope that this will help in the shift to a low carbon economy and increased the demand for sustainable products and services.

Methodology for Sustainable Purchasing

We are not an exhaustive list of sustainable products and services but rather a source of empowerment for consumers to purchase differently. With this in mind, we have developed a review methodology that any consumer can adopt to ensure they are making sustainable purchasing decisions.

Methodology:
  1. Conduct a Product Search:
    1. Conduct an internet search for a product or services you are interested in but add terms like sustainable, green, plastic free, waste free.
  2. Look for Sustainability Indicators:
    • Once you’ve found a product or service, read through the companies’ website through a sustainability lens by asking questions like:
      • Does the product contain recycled content?
      • Has the product been made with sustainable materials like bamboo?
      • Is the company carbon neutral?
      • Does the company have a waste policy?
      • Is the company a Certified B Corporation?
      • Has the company displayed any sustainable product standards on their website (GECA, FSC, National Carbon Offset Standard, etc)?
  3. Contact the Company
    • If you haven’t found the information you are looking for, call the company and ask!

Why we use affiliate links

When you buy through the links provided on our website, we may earn an affiliate commission. If readers return a product or cancel a service, we do not make any money. This means that there is no incentive for us to provide reviews for products or services that are substandard. We are therefore not only committed to finding sustainable products and services but also searching for quality.