Earth Day Everyday

Earth Day Picks

It's easy to remember to be earth-conscious today, on Earth Day - a day worth celebrating, in my humble opinion.  That said, I think this day where we take time to actually think about the earth and our impact upon it, that it's worth remembering how each and every small choice we make EVERY day can have a lasting effect.  There are small changes to daily habits that can benefit us as well as the world around us, and I think making conscious decisions to make those small steps, can lead to bigger ones.  I think it's worth being intentional about the small things - from how we carry our groceries to how we choose the clothes we wear.

Even though it was a cold, rainy Earth Day on PEI, I still managed to get outside and enjoy it. If rain is falling, it means more snow is melting and that green grass is no longer a far-off dream, but a soon-arriving reality.  In addition to my rain-soaked celebration out of doors, I thought I'd share a few of my favourite earth-friendly picks.

First? A tote bag. Plastic bags are one of the worst things, and it is so easy to replace those grocery bags with a fabric tote. They are stronger, they carry more (for my individual grocery shopping needs, my whole order can fit in one!), and they look better too.  I love this one from the Stay Home Club, that has been on my wishlist for ages. Soon!

Glasses, for me, are a necessity. I am lucky that big frames are having a moment, since they camouflage my super-thick lenses.  But plastic frames are even better when they're made from recycled materials, as this pair from Evergreen via is.

I'm always looking for ethical beauty products, and I love that I can rely on Tarte for cruelty free and ethically sourced make-up picks.  Lately I have had my eye on this gorgeous poppy picnic palette from their summer collection = beauty I can feel good about.

If you've been following along here for any length of time, you'll know that I love supporting local Canadian designers.  You can't get much more local than Island talent, Dreamboat Lucy (although they've recently relocated to Alberta). I particularly love this cover-up and necklace from their summer range.  I already have several items from Dreamboat Lucy, both clothing and jewelry items, and a couple of them were actually made for me specifically to measure.  There's something awesome about knowing exactly where your clothing comes from, and especially knowing that the hands that made it were happy ones.

My dad has long prescribed baths as a cure-all to every possible ailment, and I think from that stems my love of bath products. I have recently discovered Rocky Mountain Soap Company, a Canadian company that makes their organic and toxin-free beauty products in beautiful Canmore, Alberta.  I have already developed an addiction to the heavenly-scented Blossom Berry collection (which I mentioned in my latest Beauty and Books video) and have also recently started using their lavender roll-on deodorant, and am officially converted. 

Last but not least - reusable beverage containers! The amount of plastic pollution both on land and at sea is absolutely horrifying, and I feel it is so important to minimize the use of one-time-use beverage containers wherever possible.  I have both a glass and metal water bottles for the gym and on-the-go, but I'd also like to add something like this Keepcup to that arsenal for trips to the coffee shop or, more importantly, to contain my constant tea-drinking habit.

Do you have any favourite eco-friendly products? I'd love to hear about them!
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Beckerman Girls said...

That kitty tote is FABBBBULOUS!!! LOVVVE! xoBeckerman Girls

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