Help fix fertiliser this Organic September

Organic September celebrates all the organic sector does for climate, nature, and health.

But nature urgently needs our help. Emissions from fossil-fuel based nitrogen fertilisers used in intensive farming are contributing to the climate emergency.

Our rigorous standards ban the use of these fertilisers in organic systems. But we need to send a message to the government that urgent action is needed.

If the whole of Europe switched to an organic or agroecological food and farming system, we would see a 40 % drop in emissions. Half of this drop would result from a cut in the use of fossil fuel-based nitrogen fertiliser.

What do we mean by organic?

Find out what it really means when you see the organic symbol on a product in the shops.

Why organic?

No other defined system of farming and food production comes close to delivering such a breadth of benefits. Find out how organic farming is better for people, plants, animals and the planet.

There is another way to farm...

Did you know that the way we grow food is contributing to air pollution, dying rivers, depleted soils and a rapidly warming climate?

Organic works with nature, for the benefit of people, wildlife, and the planet. Organic standards ban the use of fossil fuel-based nitrogen fertilisers.

 

Nitrogen and Net-Zero

Governments worldwide have committed to be ‘Net Zero’ and to ‘balance the books’ between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. 

Achieving the target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions means slashing emissions from fertiliser manufacture and use but the UK government’s Net Zero Strategy offers no plan for tackling the problem.

Pledge for our Planet

Together, our small collective actions add up to make a real difference. Whether we're supporting local organic farmers and independent shops, growing our own nature-friendly veg at home, or taking steps to reduce our waste, making a pledge for our planet can help to build a more sustainable future.

Sustainable Living Guide

Download your free copy of our Sustainable Living Guide for tips on how you can reduce your carbon footprint and help support a sustainable future.

Find your nearest indie

Independent retailers are at the heart of the organic movement. Find your nearest one using this interactive map.

Are you an organic business?

There are a number of ways to get involved in Organic September, from sharing your story to engaging your staff and audiences using eye-catching toolkits and assets. Download the toolkit to get involved in Organic September.

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