Earth Day celebrations are being marked all over the world on April 22. Instead of waiting for just one day to join this eco-friendly movement, we are offering quick, easy ways to incorporate a green lifestyle daily. These organic beauty products, accessories, and more, will keep you fashionably fab while still making a positive impact on the environment. Plus, don’t forget to head over to the Earth Day site to find how your city will celebrate.
BEAUTIFY YOUR SKIN, NATURALLY
Organic beauty products have come a long way. While still using only certified organic ingredients, brands are able to maintain luxury while working wonders on your skin. Here are just some brands to check out: Tata Harper, Tracie Martyn, and Origins.
CONTROL THE WEATHER
Controlling the temperature in your home is the easiest way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money on heating bills. Smart thermostats are fairly easy to use and they won’t compete with your interior design. Nest Thermostat and Ecobee are two brands that can help reduce your carbon footprint.
PLANT A TREE
Celebrating its 46th day, Earth Day is on the push to plant trees all over the world, 7.8 billion trees at to be exact! Not only do trees fight global warming by taking away carbon dioxide from the air but they add beauty to your landscape. Find out more on how you can donate and restore forests.
This is by far the easiest change you can implement. Instead of receiving snail mail with all those fashion catalogues gathering dust in your home, start changing over to online subscriptions and electronic billing instead. According to the Nature Conservancy, switching to electronic paperwork could save 151 million pounds of paper.
When you shop at your local farms, you are helping to maintain your community and protect the environment. Find out who your local farms are and purchase from them. Eat Wild is a great site that lists more than 1,400 pasture-based farms across the states and Canada.
Jewelry can be a total guilt-free purchase especially when companies are paying attention to how they impact the world. Select brands that help empower artisans and are sustainable works. The Good Trade magazine features 25 jewelry collections doing just that. Elle magazine also lists five ethically minded companies and designers. You can still keep your sophisticated fashion style and do good at the same time.
Banish those plastic bags you’ve been lugging around every time you walk out of a grocery store. Instead, use reusable bags to cart your purchases. Vogue magazine features 11 chic reusable bags that are far from drab and won’t ruin your fashionable reputation.
Looking for a little inspiraton as you embrace your love of nature, check out our FASHIONABLY GREEN PINTEREST BOARD