Every year we celebrate Earth Day in April, but did you know it was just another day until 1970? That’s right, back before the EPA, Clean Air Act, and Clean Water Act were even thoughts, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin introduced ‘Earth Day’ to force environmental issues onto the national agenda.
Now, some 50 years later, we can make conscious choices every day. Why not give back to Mother Earth and pick a little something for yourself too? Whether sporting eco-conscious clothing or looking to whittle down on waste, celebrate Earth Day by using your purchasing power to support businesses like the ones below that help our planet. Mother Earth will thank you, and so do we!
Spring into sustainability with the e-commerce site looking to replace your Amazon addiction with a new, more responsible type of shopping. EarthHero was created after CEO Ryan Lewis saw hyper-consumerism’s harmful effects: landfills overflowing, plastic filling the ocean, and depletion of the earth’s natural resources. That’s why the mindful market vigorously vets all the products it lists and strives for zero-waste and carbon-neutral shipping.
Meet the company saving the planet — one sandal at a time! When it comes to the old adage ‘reduce, reuse, recycle,’ Indosole is where the rubber meets the road – literally! The environmentally conscious footwear company took an innovative approach to a problem plaguing the globe. Each year, 1.5 billion tires are discarded, and many of those waste tires are burned, sending toxic chemicals into the air we breathe and the oil seeps into the ground. Letting them sit in a landfill wasn’t the solution either – with the average tire taking thousands of years to decompose. Enter the ever-so-humble sandal. Using artisans in Indonesia, Indosole recycles and repurposes tire plastic into fashionable footwear that has a soul.
Kind Laundry’s founders are aiming big with a mission to eliminate 1 billion plastic jugs that pollute our planet every year. Their eco-friendly approach to cleaning products is focused on losing the bulky and harmful packaging of traditional and toxic cleaning detergents. They will emphasize eco-conscious cartons that hold their non-toxic and sustainable detergent strips. A planet plus? This company isn’t just about solving the climate crisis, they also have a mission of spreading kindness.
Big changes sometimes start small. The conscious clothing company is attempting to offset the millions of tons of trash that fashion companies create yearly. The goal? To protect the planet by planting one billion trees by 2030. The outfitters plant ten trees for every cozy item purchased — hence the name!
Never lose track of time or meaning again with Solios watches. Not only is each piece thoughtfully designed, they are also solar-powered. Even more cool, all the materials have been sustainably sourced, vegan, and Mother Earth-approved! Plus, Solios is turning back the clock on the damage done to rainforest lands by partnering with the Rainforest Trust. For every watch purchased, 4 acres of rainforest are saved alongside the endangered species that inhabit them.