Forty years ago today, in 1970, Earth Day was commemorated for the first time. People were becoming more aware of the danger that the environment was facing. Small steps were being made by citizens towards healing the Earth. We have come a long way since then, and now Earth Day is recognized as a worldwide event. People are realizing how important it is to recycle and reuse. Also, people are becoming more conscious of their decisions and changing their lifestyle. For example, purchasing in season produce, becoming vegetarian/vegan and buying organic/hemp/bamboo clothing. All of these choices make an impact on our delicate earth.
If you are looking for a few ways to make a difference today, here are a few suggestions.
1. Plant a tree or a tree seedling in your garden. Planting a tree is one of the best things you can do for the environment. Trees produce oxygen and remove carbon dioxide and contaminants from the air. Trees also provide a habitat for birds which in turn aid reproduction in wildlife. Believe it or not, trees reduce noise pollution. That helps a lot if you live near a freeway or busy street.
Fun Fact: As my wedding favor, I gave my guests a tree seedling to take home and plant. I didn't want the favor to be something that collects dust. I thought tree seedlings would be a great alternative. It benefits the environment and the guests will have something to watch grow and bloom.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, here is the link
2. Get rid of plastic bags! We all know that plastic bags are horrible for the environment. They are not biodegradable, the materials used to make them contribute to global emissions, they can end up at sea and be ingested by marine life!!! Here is a stylish and modern alternative for plastic bags, modernest.
Their unbleached cotton tote bags are made in America and are silkscreened with chic designs made for every day use.
3. Wear organic cotton! I believe is important to consider organic cotton when purchasing clothing.
Refer to my blog entry about the benefits of organic cotton v.s. the harmful aspects of regular cotton. Regular cotton farms use toxic chemicals to grow their cotton, organic cotton does not. It's not only important for you, but also for your little ones.
These environmentally aware onesies give mothers a way to express their care and concern for the future of their children. It's also a way to show that your baby supports what you stand for, and will grow up following in your footsteps.
For any sales made between April 22nd and April 30th, 10% of the profits will be donated to the WWF (World Wildlife Fund). A great way to support the world you live in and give back to your home.