I Quit Sugar star Sarah Wilson reveals the next thing she’s giving up
What’s stopping Sarah Wilson now: Entrepreneur who made a fortune when she ‘quit sugar’ reveals the next thing she’s giving up
An Australian entrepreneur who made millions documenting her sugar-free lifestyle is now encouraging her fans to banish another kitchen staple: gas stoves.
Sarah Wilson, best known for her 2012 bestseller I Quit Sugar, is the face of the Climate Council’s new ‘I Quit Gas’ campaign, which calls for a ban on the use of gas-powered appliances in the home.
The Climate Council is Australia’s leading organization for climate change communication.
The 49-year-old influencer shared a video on Instagram on Monday about the “dangers of gas cooking” and why information about the “nefarious” gas industry needs to be spread.
Gas stoves have become a hot-button problem in Australia after a recent US study found that contaminants from these appliances can increase the rate of childhood asthma.
I Quit Sugar author and entrepreneur Sarah Wilson (pictured) is encouraging her fans to ban gas stoves from their homes as part of a new campaign with the Australian Climate Council
Climate activists also believe that removing gas appliances from homes would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thus benefit the environment.
“I founded I Quit Sugar a decade ago to help people live healthier lives by cutting processed sugar out of their lives at a time when the public was relatively unaware of the links between sugar and chronic disease,” Sarah said in a statement. declaration .
“Now I’m ingesting gas, another dangerous substance lurking in Aussie homes.”
Sarah, who sold her I Quit Sugar empire in 2018 and donated the profits to charity, wants to help “save our precious lives on this wild planet” by calling on the government to “provide interest-free loans for the transition to a all-electric house ‘household appliances’.
The influencer posted to Instagram and shared a video decrying the “dangers of cooking with gas” and why information about the “nefarious” gas industry needs to be spread
Big Gas is like Big Sugar – it’s worked tirelessly to sell us the message that their product is “natural” and healthy. It’s so far from the truth it hurts,” she added.
Speak against The Daily Telegraph of the campaign Sarah said: ‘Public awareness about the ticking time bombs in our homes is unacceptably low.
Just as Big Tobacco and Big Sugar have gone to great lengths to downplay the dangers of their products, the gas industry has spent millions falsely marketing gas as “natural,” when in fact it is toxic and dangerous .’
However, many experts believe that banning gas appliances could have an even worse environmental outcome, depending on how the electricity is produced.
If electricity is produced from coal-fired power stations, switching to electricity could actually be worse for the environment, as coal produces more carbon dioxide emissions than natural gas.
A large-scale switch to electrical appliances can also put unmanageable pressure on the electricity grid.
It has also been argued that throwing massive amounts of gas appliances to landfill would also harm the environment.
The Climate Council confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Sarah was being paid to promote her campaign.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph about the campaign, Sarah said: ‘Public awareness about the ticking time bombs in our homes is unacceptably low’