As many around the world are mourning the Queen's passing, we wanted to give our respects to her majesty by appreciating what she did during her lifetime to live a bit more eco-conscious. While some of her family members were more prominently associated with environmentalism, the Queen loved the natural world - and led by example.
Her Majesty's simple diet of local produce and meat had low food miles - likely easier when one owns a vast farm and hunting land. (But that's another story).
She reused wrapping paper, kept furniture for decades, re-wore outfits, farmed honey at Buckingham Palace and took holidays in Scotland at her Balmoral estate.
And while some of her family members were more prominently associated with environmentalism - Prince Philip was president of the World Wildlife Fund; Prince Charles championed organic farming; Prince William founded the environmental Earthshot prize - the Queen held dozens of patronages and links with environmental organisations, from African Parks to Botanic Gardens.
That's not even to mention her love of animals - particularly corgis and horses - and gardening.

But the Queen's greatest impact may have been in the form of the domino effect that her actions had on public behaviour.

Following the news in 2019 that the Queen had stopped wearing fur, searches for faux fur products spiked 52%, according to Lyst's 2020 Conscious Fashion report.

A Royal Estates spokesperson said the Royal Family has a proud history, over 50 years, of getting involved in conservation and are always looking for new ways to further that work and we're looking forward to seeing what's to come with King Charles III.

September 14, 2022 — Carla Johnson Salinas

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