In celebration of Earth Day today, here are 6 eco-friendly ideas to inspire you to live a greener lifestyle.
Whether you’re shopping for clean beauty products or thinking about growing an herb garden, going green has never been easier. From vegan hair care to DIY grow kits and eco-friendly fashion, here’s how to celebrate Earth Day every day.
6 Inspiring Ways To Celebrate Earth Day
Get Outdoors & Start Gardening
Now that Spring is in full bloom, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and start gardening. Whether you live in a house or an apartment if you have any outdoor space (even a patio), planting a garden is an eco-friendly way to beautify your home. Plus, the mental clarity and peaceful vibe you’ll get from spending time in nature is a big bonus.
Grow Your Own Herbs
Whether you love to cook or you’re just trying to eat healthier meals, an eco-friendly way to celebrate Earth Day is by starting your own herb garden. From oregano to basil, planting an indoor herb garden is an easy, natural way to add healthy nutrients to your dishes. These plant-based herbs are full of good-for-you vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
Add a Bird Feeder to Your Garden
If you’ve ever spent time outdoors, you’ve probably noticed the soothing sound of birds chirping. An easy way to bring nature into your home is by adding a bird feeder to your garden. Aside from being relaxing to listen to, having birds in your garden also act as a natural insect control.
As shared on The Spruce, “Birds eat much more than seed, suet, and nectar, and feeding birds in your backyard also invite them to feast on the insects, worms, snails, and spiders in your landscape. This can provide ideal organic pest control with little need for toxic insecticides or other harmful chemicals.”
Shop for Eco-Friendly Beauty Products
From vegan hair care to Earth-friendly packaging, shopping for eco-friendly beauty products is a great way to celebrate Earth Day. The clean beauty trend is growing so much that even more brands are launching eco-friendly beauty products.
As an example, Garnier recently announced a commitment to 100% post-consumer recycled waste and reduction of plastic usage for Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine shampoo and conditioner packaging (by the end of the year). As Anncy Rowe, SVP of Marketing for Garnier states in a recent press release, “Garnier’s mission is to develop beauty products that are both good for you and good for the planet.”
Wear Natural Makeup
From natural lipsticks (like my fave coral lipstick from Tarte) to mineral-based foundations (from brands like bareMinerals), natural makeup boosts your beauty with good-for-you ingredients. You can find more of my favorite clean beauty products in last week’s edition of “Fabulous Finds”.
Wear Eco-Friendly Fashion
From vegan accessories to organic clothing, a stylish way to celebrate Earth Day is by wearing eco-friendly fashion. Even fast fashion brands like JustFab, Francesca’s and H&M (who recently launched the Conscious Exclusive 2019 Collection) are getting in on the eco-friendly fashion trend. As an example, this cork clutch bag is a fun and fashionable way to support eco-friendly designs.
In support of our planet, by celebrating Earth Day every day, we consciously choose to live a greener, healthier lifestyle. By doing our part to chip in, each of us can help to make a positive difference in the world we live in.
As consumers, it’s up to us to show brands that we care about ingredients, packaging, and production processes. When we make choices (based on purchasing decisions), we influence brands and businesses in the right direction.
As we celebrate Earth Day this year, let’s be more mindful about our lifestyle choices – today and every day.
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