Incase you didn’t know, Earth Day is this April 22nd. Yes that’s this Wednesday! Wow time passes fast! I know you just finished your taxes and the last thing you want to do is give away more of your valuable time to do volunteer work, but really it’s in you best interest to save the planet. Okay, you’re nodding your head and really you would love to get out there and pick up trash on the beaches, clean up a park or plant some trees, but your schedule this week is already overbooked and it’s only Tuesday!
Relax, because I have an easy solution that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy, help save the planet, educate kids and keep you looking stylish all at the same time.
Just go to www.raintees.com and purchase one of their super comfy 100% organic Andira t-shirts. For every Rain tee sold, a child involved in Kids Saving the Rain Forest, Costa Rica will receive a tree they can plant to replace one that has been destroyed. Beth Doane is the founder and makes sure “every Andira collection is made using fair labor practices, eco-conscious production, and contains no animal parts or products as we believe fashion should always be cruelty free.” I can attest the shirts are really cute and so comfortable that I often wear it to bed too.
Now that I have you decked out in your cute new t-shirt what about your actual patio deck? Summer is coming and you need new patio furniture for those barbeques coming up. You don’t want that same old teak furniture that looks rotted out by years end and you don’t want to contribute to cutting down more trees. Now you can buy patio furniture made from all those plastic bottles and milk jugs you have been recycling.
|The furniture comes in many different styles and colors, so you’re bound to find something that fits your taste. This eco-friendly colorful set is made by www.patiofurnitureusa.com|
They use a material called Poly-wood (recycled plastic milk jugs), which absorbs no moisture and will NOT rot, warp, crack, splinter, or support bacterial growth. Poly-Wood is also compounded with permanent UV-stabilized colors, which eliminates the need for painting, staining, waterproofing, stripping, and resurfacing. This material is impervious to many substances, including salt water, gasoline, paint, stains, and mineral spirits. Other styles can be found at www.Polywoodinc.com.
Disclaimer: No trees were hurt in the writing of this article.
Happy Earth Day!