The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. Activist groups and environmental researchers across the world are urging global governments to take action now, before it’s too late and irreparable harm has been done to our planet.
However, tackling the climate crisis will take a truly united effort, it’s up to all of us to reduce our carbon footprint and ensure we are acting in the best interests of the environment. Earth Hour, which we celebrated over the weekend, was designed to do exactly that. At 8.30 pm on March 25th, people across the world switched off their lights in an act of solidarity that will hopefully inspire climate action.
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of these issues. Gen Z is particularly climate-conscious, with research suggesting that 73% of this younger generation is willing to pay more for sustainable products. This trend can be seen across the board, with an EIU study revealing that searches for sustainable products have risen by over 70% in the past five years.
To help celebrate Earth Hour and to promote eco-friendly business practices, we’ve put together a list of the five best sustainable affiliate programs. Read on to check it out.
The Ultimate Green Store
The Ultimate Green Store is a one-stop shop for eco-conscious consumers. The store sells a wide range of different products, including home and garden items, clothing, beauty products, and accessories, all of which are made from natural, organic, recycled, or otherwise sustainable materials.
To be eligible for The Ultimate Green Store’s affiliate program, you will first need to apply through the ShareASale platform. If successful, you can benefit from a 10% commission on all sales, with a 60-day cookie duration. Affiliates will also be provided with a selection of marketing material to use, including banners and images, which can help them maximise results.
Smart Home Need
Smart technology promises to revolutionise the way we live our lives. In recent times, we’ve seen widespread integration between smart technology and our homes, making daily chores and tasks far easier and more convenient. However, smart homes are also environmentally friendly, they can help reduce waste and power consumption and encourage greener living.
Smart Home Need offer a range of different products and services, all of which are designed to improve our everyday lives in sustainable and eco-friendly ways.
Successful applications for the Smart Home Need affiliate program will receive an 8% commission on all referred customers. In addition, affiliates can use first and second-level sub-affiliates to expand their reach, for which they will receive a commission of 4% and 2% per referral respectively.
Payments are made monthly, and the program comes with a cookie duration of 30 days. Affiliates will have access to marketing material including images, videos, and discount codes.
Alternative Apparel is a clothing brand marketed to young adults that stocks products that are made of organic and sustainable materials. The company is committed to eventually only selling products that are made from 100% recycled materials.
To be accepted into the Alternative Apparel affiliate program, applicants must submit their personal details and promotional plans. If successful, affiliates will benefit from a commission rate of between 6% and 8% per sale, with a cookie duration of 30 days, and monthly payments.
Plastic is incredibly bad for the planet. Plastic production involves the use of fossil fuels and creates emissions, while the material causes enormous waste and isn’t biodegradable.
Food Huggers is attempting to address this issue by replacing single-use plastics with high-quality, reusable food containers. Not only do these reduce the amount of discarded plastic, but they are also designed to keep food fresher for longer and eliminate waste.
The Food Huggers affiliate program is particularly generous, offering commission rates of up to 15% per sale, as well as a 30-day cookie period.
Canada company Essentia sells what it bills as the world’s only memory foam mattresses made from natural and organic materials. As well as mattresses, the platform also sells other bedding such as mattresses and pillows, and even pet beds. The company’s mattresses are made using Essentia’s unique standard, which guarantees the use of organic materials and eliminates harmful chemicals.
Potential affiliates will need to apply and provide details about their promotional plans to get accepted onto the Essentia affiliate program. If successful, they will be offered a commission of 5% based on the sale amount. This will be capped at orders over $4501, for which affiliates will receive a cut of $250.00.
The program has a cookie duration of 120 days, and affiliates will be provided with marketing material including banners, templates, and text links.
As the climate crisis gets worse, now is the time for action. If we don’t make changes immediately, it could be too late to turn things around. As an affiliate marketer, you should use your platform to promote eco-friendly lifestyle choices, with the above affiliate programs the perfect way to do so.
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