As we reported in our March/April 2014 issue, news about the environment isn’t all bad. In fact, there are 7 green victories we can actually celebrate. But the progress doesn’t stop there. Find out what you can do to help the environment’Here are 4 ways to get started this Earth Day (April 22).
Pictured above: Women’s LiveOn Onward Sandals in Kindred, $40
Yoga brand Manduka now has a sandal collection that carries on the brand’s eco-conscious mandate. LiveOn Onward sandals are made from 100 percent recyclable PLUSfoam (an alternative to traditional foams, such as EVA and PU, rubber and plastic). After you’re finished with your LiveOn Onward sandals, you can recycle them (find out how at PLUSfoam.com/reclaim) and earn a discount to be redeemed on your next purchase. This June Manduka’s LiveOn collection will also include a 100 percent recyclable yoga mat also made from PLUSfoam.
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner, $8, 750 mL
For every Garnier product sold at Walmart during April, Garnier will donate 25 cents to Evergreen’an organization dedicated to sustainability.
Aveda Light the Way Candle, $14 at Aveda stores and salons
This April, Aveda introduced the limited edition Light the Way Candle, which sells for $14. Throughout the month, 100 percent of sales from the Light the Way Candles will be donated to Global Greengrants Fund, which supplies grants to grassroots groups attempting to solve environmental problems. Aveda estimates that total sales of the candle will raise over $1.6 million for clean water projects around the world.
Kiss My Face Bare Naked with Air Powered Body Mist-SPF-30, $16 at kissmyface.com
New this year from green beauty brand Kiss My Face is an Air Powered continuous spray sunscreen. It’s made with vegan-friendly ingredients and is completely safe for the environment.