1. Zoya Nail Polish in Dot 2. RMS Beauty Cream Eye Shadow 3. Physicians Formula Organic CC Curl Mascara 4. Jungmaven Garment Dyed Hemp T-Shirt 5. Eco Swim Bathing Suit 6. Michael Todd Knu Anti Age Serum 7. Priti NYC Dusty Miller polish 8. Julie Bee's Key West Sandal 9. Alex and Ani Endless Knots Sacred Studs Necklace 10. Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Thongs 11. Geo Leaf Cuff 12. Bella Dahl Tencel Button Down Shirt 13. Amour Vert Erin Knit Dress in Organic Cotton
Yesterday was Earth Day so you're probably thinking, "Heids you're a day late."
Really? We live on this planet every day of our lives and yet we only give it one day a year to celebrate its awesomeness? And Earth Day wasn't established until 1970 so we've got some catching up to do!
Being green is a touchy subject for some folks. Thankfully I don't live in a recycled glass house, but I'm willing to throw the first stone. Here's my thoughts on "being green." DO WHAT YOU CAN. If it isn't feasible for you to take mass transit to work, then try to get a more fuel efficient car. If you can't afford a hybrid, then ditch your plastic water bottles (yucky BPA) and get a stainless steel bottle. Buy organic fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy when you can afford to do so. Go to your local farmer's market when they are in season. Shop second hand stores. Decide you don't need 30 tubes of lipgloss. Recycle everything you can and look to buy items that come in recycled material packaging. Buy items that are going to last years rather than weeks.
Two avenues in my life that I've really focused on being more friendly to Mother Earth is what I put on my skin and what clothes I buy. Thankfully, new eco-friendly options are arriving every day. This list was hard to put together, but these are a few of my favorite things. Each of them is green for a different reason: recycled material packaging, vegan-friendly, recycled material production, sustainable materials, organic cotton, vegetable dyes, donations to water conservation, free of dangerous chemicals, etc., but the one thing they all have in common is that they are proudly made in the USA.
Buying USA goods has helped me decrease my carbon footprint. It's worth mentioning that some of these things are more expensive than their non-organic/imported options. You know what - that's also green because I have limited funds and that just means I'm consuming less in my life. That's the greenest thing of all.
What's your favorite eco-friendly fashion item? What's your best tip for living a greener life?