As we celebrate Earth Day this week, take the time to think about your place on this planet we call home. With many different challenges to overcome, it can be tempting to think that your individual effort doesn’t mean much. While you can’t offset the emissions of an entire highway or replant a rain forest all on your own, you can take small but meaningful steps to make the world a better place, starting right now.
Here are our top five eco-friendly products to help you get there:
At FranklinPlanner.com, we make each planner with a minimum of 30% recycled content, helping to preserve trees and keep paper out of landfills or incinerators. Our 100% Recycled planner takes it a step further, with our landmark planning system printed on 100% post-consumer material in vegetable-based ink.
No animals were harmed in the making of this wallet. Crafted from vegan leather, this zip-around wallet is made from the highest quality sustainable materials. It features 14 credit card slots, three bill compartments, a passport slot, a checkbook slot, and a zippered coin pouch.
Not only do Matt & Nat products protect animals, but they also feature 100% recycled nylon lining, helping to keep non-biodegradable plastics out of landfills. The Baxter Handbag combines versatility with animal-friendly materials to create a fun, functional, and fashionable handbag. Wear it open like a tote, or fold down the top for a new look. Features a magnetic snap closure, an internal zipper pocket, 100% recycled nylon lining, an internal slit pocket, and an external slit pocket. You can also wear it crossbody with a removable strap.
Replace your disposable plastic baggies with this set of reusable, environmentally friendly snack sacks. The set includes two machine-washable fabric pouches with stain-resistant nylon lining and one see-through snack pouch made from FDA-approved EVA. This set is great for teaching your kids about conservation, or for a more environmentally-friendly brown bag lunch at work.
Did you know that your phone charger continues to use power as long as your phone is plugged in, even if your phone has finished charging? Unless you get your electricity from renewable sources, your phone charger can contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. With an internal battery pack that holds up to 10 days of partial charges, or enough to fully charge two devices, the Karen Powered Handbag features flap-over pockets for your small essentials and a removable zippered gear bag to store the included charger cord. When you charge this bag overnight, you’ll know that none of the electricity is going to waste.
No matter which conservation style you choose, there are plenty of ways to make the earth a better place. Get out there and make a difference this Earth Day.