The Importance of Earth Day


Since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the annual holiday has served as an important reminder that there is no planet B. We all share a responsibility to make more environmentally conscious choices and minimize our impact on the planet. From avoiding single-use plastics to cutting back on electricity consumption, here are five sustainable ways to celebrate Earth Day.

1. Take A Hike
Enjoying the outdoors isn’t just good for the spirit; It’s good for the planet, too. On top of being great exercise, hiking is a fun, free activity that wastes no natural resources.

Whether it’s a hike or a picnic in the park, the outdoors are more fun when you’re prepared. From outdoor blankets to durable drinkware and everything in between, find everything you need for the next big adventure.  

2. Grow Your Own Garden
You don’t have to have to be a botany expert to grow a garden of your own. An herb garden is a simple way to add a little flavor to your food while working on that “green thumb.”

Meet Sprigbox, a small, self-contained indoor garden kit that makes the perfect eco-friendly gift. With natural seeds and a special growing media, all you have to do is add water and a sunny windowsill!

3. Say No To Single-Use Plastics
Plastic can take more than 400 years to decompose (National Geographic), which is a big problem for the planet. Fortunately, just by switching to a reusable water bottle, you can save an average of 156 plastic bottles from landfills each year (!

Klean Kanteen makes high-quality drinkware to reduce the world’s dependence on single-use plastics. Every time you place an order, one percent of the sale is donated to environmental nonprofits through a partnership with 1% for the Planet. So far, the brand has donated over $3.4 million to organizations working to make the world a more sustainable place. 

Klean Kanteen has also been certified by Climate Neutral, which uses an independent and rigorous process to verify that a company has achieved carbon neutrality for its entire greenhouse gas footprint through a combination of emissions reductions and offsets.

4. Cut Down Your Energy Consumption
TV and video games can be fun, but it’s important to unplug from time to time. Light some candles, read a book or play a board game with friends for some rest and relaxation that helps conserve electricity.
Spruce up your home with all-natural soy candles from Good & Well Supply Co. Each one is eco-friendly and ethically sourced. They’re made in the USA and inspired by U.S. National Parks, making them the perfect gift for anyone who loves the smell of fresh air.

5. Reuse As Much As Possible
Not only do plastic grocery bags take hundreds of years to decompose, they also use a significant amount of oil to manufacture. Switching to reusable grocery bags is an easy way to cut down on two different types of waste.
Made entirely from recycled PET plastic, this sustainable tote is the perfect substitute for plastic shopping bags. It’s reinforced with a wire rim for added stability, making it perfect for groceries and more.

Gifts You Can Feel Good About
With hundreds of sustainable gift options – from comfy apparel to stylish bags and drinkware – we’re proud to lead the way as your destination for eco-friendly products. 

Even better, through a partnership with 1% for the Planet, one percent of sales are donated to environmental nonprofits. Learn More