We celebrated Earth Day last month, but why not honor Mother Earth every day? Let’s start making changes that affect our planet for good right now! Using acts of kindness is an easy way to begin making an impact and teaching our children the importance of helping out so they can carry on new traditions. From the food we choose to eat , to what we purchase, each action we make can create a wave of positive impact.
Here are some ways I like to give back to Mother Earth. How do you honor her?
Try Meatless Mondays
As some of you know, I adopted a plant-based vegan dietary lifestyle about five years ago. Many of you have asked, how you can start the process? I always suggest to try meat-free one day a week. It is fairly easy and will help ease you into the new way of thinking about what goes on your plate. Here is a great site to help you get started: www.meatlessmonday.com
Do Laundry Late
Instead of saving your pile of laundry for weekend afternoons, do it in the evenings when energy costs are lower. You can further reduce carbon emissions by washing your clothes in cold water with cold-water detergent.
My close friends know that I would much rather spend my hard-earned money on quality skincare rather than on high-end shoes or handbags. In the last few years, I started to purchase from companies that are cruelty-free. One of my favorites right now is from Mahina Beaute. The line is created by two Los Angeles based women who believe to be truly beautiful, you must feel comfortable in your own skin, letting you radiate from within. The “Turn on the Light” Face Serum is created with plant-based Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Navapashanam and Ormus. I also really like their body oil. Thank you Maria and Suzanna!!!
Shop Cruelty -Free
Your purchase is your voice. Choose to say I go vegan when it comes to footwear.
These fuzzy fantastically fun booties are my new obsession! Whether I wear them while walking my dog on a chilly morning, or slip them on with jeans to look stylish, it always makes me happy inside. Between us, one of the main reasons I am proud to wear these boots is because they are 100% vegan. Julee Merrill, the founder of the Los Angeles based company PAWJ California is dedicated to using the highest quality synthetics and faux furs. No wool. No leather. No fur. Check out the wide variety of styles here.
Teach Kindness to Kids
I have always believed it is crucial that we lead by example to pass on good habits to the next generation. What better way than with these cool Kindness Elves?
The company encourages kindness to nature. It is a fun, eco-friendly activity for children. For more information on how to find these elves, click here.