What Sarah Wilson would give up now: The entrepreneur who made a fortune when she ‘quit sugar’ reveals the next thing she’ll give up
An Australian entrepreneur who has 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 bestselling book I Quit Sugar, is the face of the Climate Council’s new “I Quit Gas” campaign, which is calling for a ban on gas-powered appliances in the home.
The Climate Council is Australia’s leading communication organization on climate change.
The 49-year-old influencer shared a video on Instagram on Monday about the ‘perils of cooking with gas’ and why information about the ‘nefarious’ gas industry should be circulated.
Gas stoves have become a hot issue in Australia after a recent US study found that pollutants from these appliances can increase the incidence of childhood asthma.
Author and entrepreneur Sarah Wilson (pictured) is encouraging her fans to banish gas stoves from their homes as part of a new campaign with the Australian Climate Council
Climate change activists also believe that removing gas appliances from homes would reduce greenhouse emissions and thus benefit the environment.
“I founded I Quit Sugar a decade ago to help people live healthier by cutting out processed sugar from their lives at a time when there was a very low level of public awareness of the links between sugar and chronic disease,” Sarah said in a statement. .
“Now, I’m taking gas, another dangerous substance lurking in Australian homes.”
Sarah, who sold her I Quit Sugar empire in 2018 and gives 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 to transition to an all-electric home appliance’.
On Instagram, the influencer posted a video of herself decrying the ‘perils of cooking with gas’ and why information about the ‘nefarious’ gas industry should be circulated
“Big Gas is like Big Sugar – they’ve worked tirelessly to sell us the message of their product that’s ‘natural’ and healthy. It’s so far from the truth, it hurts,” she added.
Talking to The Daily Telegraph About the campaign, Sarah said: “Public awareness about time bombs in our homes is unacceptably low.
Just like Big Tobacco and Big Sugar went to great lengths to downplay the dangers of their products, the gas industry has spent millions trying to falsely market gas as “natural,” when in fact it is toxic and dangerous.
However, many experts believe that banning gas-powered appliances could result in even worse results for the environment, depending on how electricity is produced.
If electricity is produced via coal-fired plants, switching to electricity may actually be worse for the environment as coal produces more carbon dioxide emissions than natural gas.
A widespread transition to electrical appliances can also put an unmanageable amount of stress on power grids.
It has also been said that disposing of huge quantities of gas appliances in a landfill would also be harmful to the environment.
The Climate Council confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Sarah had been paid to promote her campaign.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph about the campaign, Sarah said: “Public awareness about ticking bombs in our homes is unacceptably low.”