For the first time ever, ethical retailer LUSH Cosmetics has partnered with activist group GetUp! to campaign for strong climate action from our country’s leaders during the 2016 federal election.
Leading up to the federal election, this Saturday, customers at all 29 LUSH stores across Australia are being offered an election card that provides information on how the major parties stack up in regards to addressing global warming and protecting the Reef.
Peta Granger, LUSH Cosmetics Director for Australia and New Zealand says, “Our government needs to stop propping up the destructive coal industry and make a fester transition from coal to renewable energy if the reef is to survive past the next five years.”
“At LUSH we believe in using the weight and influence of our business to affect social, political and environmental change. In the run up to the election we are campaigning alongside GetUp! to help the public make an informed choice about how their vote can best protect the reef.”
LUSH customers are being asked to pledge to vote for climate action instore by signing up to the GetUp! database. Customers will then receive in-depth information from GetUp! on what the major parties are doing to support positive climate action and protection for the Great Barrier Reef.
Mark Lincoln, LUSH Cosmetics Director for Australia and New Zealand says, “The Reef only has five years before the damage is irreversible, this is the last chance to elect leaders with a strong stance on climate action who will protect the Great Barrier Reef.”
“The 2016 federal election presents the most important opportunity for Australians to demand a clean energy future and to demonstrate that we care for the planet.”
LUSH is known to passionately mix campaigning with cosmetics. Their challenge and opportunity this federal election is to continue to drive broad scale demand on all parties for more urgent action on climate change and reduce the damaging influence far right politics is having on the issue of renewable energy, and protection for the Reef.
LUSH is driven by innovation and an unwavering commitment to ethical business. LUSH invents, manufactures and retails fresh handmade cosmetics, such as the patented fizzing bath bomb, fresh skin care and packaging free cosmetics and skin care. In 2010, a pioneering project called the Sustainable LUSH fund was established to focus on regenerative permaculture farming, creating a sustainable supply chain for many ingredients. LUSH is a campaigning company working in the field of animal rights, human rights and environmental protection.
GetUp is a powerful campaigning community. By combining the sheer power of a million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists, we do what it takes to get things done. Our work is driven by our values, not party politics. GetUp is, and always has been, an independent organisation. GetUp members come from every walk of life and around a shared belief in fairness, compassion and courage. We campaign on issues that our members care about in the fields of Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Economic Fairness and Democracy.