Did you know Earth Day was founded more than 50 years ago?! For over half a century, it has served as an annual reminder to be thankful for our planet and raise awareness for the environment. In honor of this year’s Earth Day, we’ve pulled together three little ways we can celebrate Mother Nature and improve our own consumption habits on Earth Day and every day.
Get Some Fresh Air
What better way to celebrate the planet than to enjoy everything it has to offer—from sunshine and fresh bodies of water to crisp air and glorious mountains?
Pedego Electric Bikes lets you get outside and bike it out with zero guilt. That’s right, their electric bikes are zero-emissions, so they don’t emit any exhaust or pollution into the atmosphere. We’re talking all of the fun (and less of the peddling) without any negative impact on the environment.
If you have a different outdoor activity in mind, grab your essentials at Dick’s Sporting Goods and get outside to enjoy Mother Nature in all her glory.
We can all agree that where we spend our money impacts the world around us. This Earth Day, we’re thinking about where we shop and how we can incorporate more sustainable shopping decisions into our everyday lives.
Treat yourself to soap or bath bombs (our fave!) from Buff City Soap. These nourishing, plant-based, cruelty-free goodies are handmade without any harsh chemicals or animal fats to make your skin and the planet happy.
Did you know H&M has an entire Conscious collection? Garments in the Conscious collection are made of at least 50% sustainable materials, such as organic cotton and recycled polyester. These pieces are designed with care and consideration for both the environment and the people who make them.
If you’re ready to take it a step further, second-hand clothing is as sustainable as it gets. Check out My Best Friend’s Closet and My Kid’s Closet and help reduce waste by re-selling unwanted garments and buying gently used, on-trend pieces at unbeatable prices.
Where our food comes from and how it’s made is another aspect we can pay attention to if we’re trying to take it easy on the planet. A couple of our restaurants are doing their part to make sure they source as sustainably as possible and take measures that will result in a better world for us all.
Ted’s Montana Grill has always taken a stance to source their ingredients responsibly and serve their communities with sustainable practices. For starters, they source produce from local farms as often as possible and cook in small batches to help reduce waste. Plus, they limit their supply chain to reduce the miles required to transport food. And, of course, their chicken and bison are free of antibiotics and added hormones.
Chipotle is one of the first national restaurant brands to commit to using local and organic produce. They’re also committed to using only responsibly raised meat with some of the highest animal welfare standards in the industry. No added hormones ever.
We hope these tips give you some good ideas for celebrating Earth Day this year and maybe even adding some new habits and routines in your day-to-day lives.
1. Kirkkerland Glass Reusable Straws—Cost Plus World Market—$25
2. YOULY Started As A Bottle Recycled & Reinvented Tennis Ball & Rope—Petco—$10
3. Interceptor Bike—Pedego Electric Bikes—$3,000
4. KVD Beauty Fully Recyclable Eyeshadow Palette—Sephora—$45
5. Cotton Shirt Kaftan—H&M—$80
6. Oatmeal + Honey Soap—Buff City Soap—$7
7. Patagonia Market Tote—Dick’s—$30
8. The North Face Recycled 66 Classic Strapback Hat—Tilly’s—$26
9. Stainless Steel Water Bottle—Five Below—$5