By Noah Henry • April 21, 2014
There are myriad ways to celebrate Earth Day: you can plant a tree, visit an environmental fair, or watch An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. These activities might prove short-lived, however, only bringing a momentary reflection on the state of our planet. A better alternative might be to seek ways to be reminded of the sensitivity and care with which we should have for the world; wouldn’t you like to do something substantive in honor of Earth Day? You can start by bringing sustainability to home. You could invest in products that allow you to do your part every day. Here are some cool eco-friendly products that won’t cramp the style of your home:
Bamboo Sound System - $42
Did you know bamboo naturally reverberates sound? You can have amazing resonance using one of the greenest plants around in this unique music player from Bambeco. It plays MP3 and WAV format music and you can listen to local FM radio or plug in an iPod, iPhone or MP3 player. It also runs on a rechargeable lithium battery, meaning you don’t have to rely on household electricity. Right now you can get up to 30% off eco-friendly home décor at Bambeco.
Three-Light Energy Star Qualified Bathroom Light - $79.99
Let there be light. Per Destination Lighting’s Energy Saving Sale, one can save up to 60% on energy-saving items. The traditional Bolivian bathroom lights above are on sale for half off the regular price of $145. In addition to free shipping, this fixture is Energy Star qualified, which means it reduces greenhouse gas emissions. If paying less on your monthly electricity bill and consuming less energy is a priority for you, this model will surpass your standards.
Hand-woven Natural Tan Cotton Tote Handbag - $134.99
NOVICA—a true practitioner of authenticity, ensuring artisans worldwide get paid fairly for their work—offers an entire line of eco-friendly fashion. If sustainability, to you, means sustainability of communities, cultures and families, NOVICA is the place to go this Earth Day. The Villavicencio family, whose handbag you see above, designs completely ecological products, and they are just one family in a vast lineup of artisans you can find on the website. Shop hundreds of stunning eco-friendly and nature-inspired gifts, and be sure to get $15 off orders of $50 with code MOMSDAY.
Essential Stripe Maxi Dress - $48
Ever wonder what it would feel like to wear organic cotton grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides? Me neither. But in the case that you have, the Essential Stripe Maxi Dress offers that aspect. It’s extremely soft, and it’s sustainable fabric is made from beech trees cultivated using minimal natural resources. The curator is Threads for Thought, whose mission it is to “promote a sense of responsibility for those who share this world.” Rodale’s—an e-tailer which champions healthy living—has an entire page celebrating Earth Day, and this dress is just one of beautiful, inspired designs made with sustainability in mind.
Germ Guardian’s AC4010 True HEPA Air Purifier - $63.52
Sustainable living is healthy living. This product from Germ Guardian promotes both, capturing 99.9 percent of airborne particles. Preventing the growth of bacteria, germs and mold, it fights household pollution with minimal energy use. If your eco-friendly practices extend to the ecology of your home, consider this the perfect gift for Earth Day. Available at Green Cupboards, you can get it for $5 off when you subscribe.
Noah Henry Noah Henry is an amateur movie critic, foodie, bowler, and beer reviewer. But he's no amateur when it comes to saving money, so listen up!