Earth Day

Make the switch to save the Earth with this list of eco-friendly products.


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I get excited about products that not only help me live more efficiently but also help the earth. I feel good about bringing my reusable grocery bags to the supermarket (I even have an EnviroVogue Tote!) and using a water filter instead of plastic bottles.

I feel environmentally conscious in ways that I wasn't before—whether it's being more aware of running water or how often I use my car, I'm feeling more "green" than ever for some reason. Maybe it's because I've been buying organic baby gifts for friends or trying all-natural cleaning products lately, but no matter the instigator, I'm glad to be thinking this way on a regular basis. And I hope you are too. 

The little things we do everyday really do affect the big picture. Check out these eco-friendly products that help you and the planet at the same time!

Save Your World Skin- and Haircare Products

Who They Are: Committed to preserving the world's natural resources, this company partnered with Conservation International and leased 200,000 acres of rainforest in Guyana. When you buy just one Save Your World product, you are saving one acre of rainforest for one year.

How to Buy: Try their shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, lip balm and more! Go to saveyourworld.com to order online or find a store near you.

EnviroVogue Reusable Tote Bags

Who They Are: Made from recycled plastic bottles, this company's EnviroVogue Reusable Tote Bags look good while doing good. Every sale makes a donation to charities like the Puget Sound Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Maasai Association of Kenya.

How to Buy: Carried by over 200 retailers across the U.S. and Canada, you can also purchase them online at envirovogue.com.

Little Kay Gardens Gift Wrap

Who They Are: This company turned gift wrap into something useful and planet-friendly! Made from 100% recycled paper, their Flowering Gift Wrap is seeded with wild flowers. So after the gift has been opened, you can plant the wrapping paper right into the ground to enjoy both annual and perennial varieties for years to come!

How to Buy: Visit littlekaygardens.com to order!

Me to We Style

Who They Are: Domestically manufactured from eco-friendly fabrics, their giant bamboo scarf and other retail apparel supports sweatshop free labor and 50% of the profits go to Free the Children. Join the movement for better clothes for a better world!

How to Buy: Visit metowestyle.com to check out their full line.

PUR Water Filtration Flavor Options

Who They Are: PUR Flavor Options allows consumer to choose unflavored or flavored filtered water by the glass. The convenient flavor cartridges are interchangeable and come in five fruit flavored concentrates.

Help reduce the use of plastic bottles even more by avoiding separate containers of flavored drinks!

How to Buy: Wal-Mart, Target or Amazon.com.

SimplyNeutral All-Purpose Cleaner

Who They Are: Their "waterless" line saves resources and money. Just five ounces of their non-toxic, biodegradable and hypoallergenic concentrate refills their 32-ounce all-purpose cleaner bottle six times! SimplyNeutral contains no dyes, fragrances or synthetic preservatives while still attacking household dirt, grease and grime effectively.

How to Buy: Visit simplyneutral.com for a list of stores or to order online.

Equal Exchange

Who They Are: This company supports small farmer co-ops and uses sustainable farming methods. They partner with co-operatives of farmers who provide organic coffees, teas, chocolates and snacks from farmers all over the world, including here in the United States.

Plus: Equal Exchange's Interfaith Program is a bridge between these communities and our own.

How to Buy: You can order their products through their online store or their interfaith store.

My Extra Pick:

Little Chickie Wear

Who They Are: A line of baby wear which is made from 100% organic cotton. All the designs are based on the antics of creator Gwen Gardner's daughter and her tiny friends. Available for both boys and girls in sizes 3 months to 6T. Little Chickie Wear supports Newport Community Gardens, Ronald McDonald House and City Kids.

How to Buy: Visit littlechickiewear.com to order!

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