Happy Earth Day!
What… I am a few days behind? Hmm.
Well, that’s too bad… (or, just fine.)
You see, I got a little reminder from my friends over at Yes To™ that it does not have to be Earth Day to celebrate and respect our Mother Earth!
To raise Earth conservation awareness, they are currently running an Earth Month campaign, and have passed on a few fun facts about their company I will be sharing in a minute.
Enjoying the Green
I remembered it was Earth Day late in the afternoon on Monday, while we were still in Chicago. I saw pretty flowers and trees pop up in my news feeds, and felt a little bummed I did not write about it, or even acknowledge it.
Growing up, I remember learning about environmental awareness through classes at school, and wore my Save the Earth Girl Scouts t-shirt proudly year after year.
It may not seem like much, but an incredibly easy way to celebrate the Earth is to get out there and enjoy it. Moving up north has increased my appreciation of seeing green, and I plan to fully take advantage of the weather getting warmer.
Yesterday, Roadie and I spent a few more extra minutes by our neighborhood pond to soak in the calm sounds and green grass around us. I enjoyed sitting on the bench while the pup preferred to actually roll around in it.
I bet that felt good after being at a pet hotel for the weekend!
When we got back in from our stroll, I decided to add a little green to my smoothie too. Trying to be creative with some white chocolate whey protein sent over from Designer Whey, I came up with the following combination that tasted pretty darn good.
I also made it extra fancy for you guys with the martini glass! So classy.
While enjoying the rest of my lunch, I took a moment to read up on these Yes To™ face towelettes, and found out what their company is doing to celebrate Earth Day/Week/Month.
*Disclaimer: All the above products were provided to me, free of charge from Yes To™. I was not compensated in any way for this post, but simply have a desire to share them and what the company and products stand for.
It is easy to feel good about using Yes To™ products. In case you missed my Full Review + Video, the company strives to be more than just skin and hair care.
All products in their lines are ninety-five percent all-natural, recyclable, and free of parabens, sulfates (both SLS + SLES), and phthalates. They care about what their name stands for, their organic ingredients, and give back to communities through their Yes To Seed Fund.
You can imagine how excited I was to receive an impressive collection of their compostable towelettes! Just as I was about to add them to my grocery list, there they were.
As months go by, I hear about more and more of you eager to try the brand and I completely encourage you to do so! Here is a little jump start coupon just for Housewife Glamour readers to get you goin’.
Earth Day Network
Sharing their passion for conserving the Earth got me thinking. What can I do to help?
For starters, I can finally invest in a recycling bin and stop throwing my cans, boxes, and bottles into my neighbor’s on trash day. That’s just silly and I cannot believe I have been doing it since November! If you work in an office that does not have one, consider pitching investing in one.
We live in the middle of the suburbs, so walking and biking to work and events would not be realistic for me. Also, public transportation is not the most reliable or safe in my area, so I don’t think I will be trying it anytime soon. BUT, if you do happen to live in a city where there is easy access to buses, trains, or subways, I encourage you to give it a try!
While in New York, Scott and I fully embraced the subway system and loved it. I actually despise driving, and there are many days I wish we lived somewhere where we did not even need to own a car.
I am also a very big water bottle re-user. Once my bottle is finished, I rinse it out with warm water and refill it. Sometimes I will even throw some into the dishwasher to get a few more uses out of them. Then I throw them in the recycle.
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, and has now coordinated by the Earth Day Network. Their website gives tons of information on little things you can do every day to preserve our Earth.
When the weather becomes a little more consistently warm, I would love to finally plant a tree. It is something I have always said I wanted to do, and just haven’t gotten around to doing so. This Earth Month, I’m ready!
And of course, you can always help out by donating small or large to their organization.
I have a busy day ahead of me, but on my list is to find a recycling bin. I’m currently browsing online!
Questions of the Day
• What are some things you do (or want to do) on a daily basis to help conserve our earth?
• Have you taken time out of your day lately to go for a walk and appreciate the green around you?
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