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    What Is Eco-Friendly Shopping?

    How and where you spend your money can have a major impact on the environment, but what exactly is eco-friendly shopping?

    Conscious Shopping Decisions

    Eco-shopping can mean a variety of things. From shopping locally grown or locally made products that require no shipping to selecting energy efficient products over standard products, or shopping with brands who are transparent about their commitment to the environment. Thrift shopping and shopping for refurbished and upcycled items are also eco-friendly.

    Healthier Products And Less Waste

    Sustainable products are often the healthier alternative. For example, a soy or beeswax candle scented with essential oils is healthier than a paraffin candle scented with heavy chemicals. When it comes to waste, yes, you can purchase BPA-free plastics—but it still won’t last as long as a stainless steel water bottle.

    Yes, You Can Still Shop Online

    Online shopping may create the need for increased shipping but it also opens the door for smaller sustainable companies to share their products with the world—which empowers you to support companies who are aligned with your beliefs. It also helps to keep costs low by removing the middle man, meaning less overall transportation costs, and a lower overall cost.

    It won’t always be 100% and yes you can still shop from large brands and major retailer, just look for greener options—like tennis shoes, toys or furniture made partially from recycled or upcycled materials. Or clothing made from organic cotton or bamboo. It’s about shopping with intention and doing your homework on the companies you buy from.

  • Is Downsizing Really Worth It
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    Is Downsizing Really Worth It?

    There is a growing mindset shift that bigger isn’t better and that downsizing can simplify your life. But is downsizing really worth it? Simplifying Your Life While a tiny home may…

  • What Is Natural Chewing Gum
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    What Is Natural Chewing Gum?

    When it comes to clean and chemical-free living, it’s unlikely that chewing gum is taken into consideration. Gum might be small and is not ingested, but that doesn’t mean it’s healthy.…

  • Would You Wear Bamboo
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    Would You Wear Bamboo?

    I used to think there was never anything that would be more comfy than cotton—until I came across my first bamboo yoga outfit. Here are just a few reasons why you…

  • Easy Earth Day Ideas
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    Easy Earth Day Ideas

    Whether you’re actively green every day or you are still learning about how to live in an eco-friendly manner—these Earth Day ideas are easy. Participate In An Earth Day Event Check…