ecoSkin Danburite Wrap, eco-friendly, sustainable,
by Brooke Baker
With all the talk in the world about green companies, sustainability, eco-friendly everything - solar power, Priuses, accessories and fashion companies - are catching up to the global issues and making ethically adorable consumables. Now you don't have to wear Birkenstocks because you can wear Tom's, canvas totes double as grocery bags, and even Mercedes-Benz makes a hybrid!One of the easiest ways to cut down your carbon footprint is keeping your re-usable water bottle instead of buying and tossing bottles constantly. This Atlas thermos works for your morning coffee and then your daily water bottle. Stainless steel doesn't leave the water with a weird taste and they can hang out in your car without releasing carcinogens into your water, unlike those ubiquitous plastic water bottles.It's cute, it's sustainable, it's educational, and it's the least obnoxious way to go green!Where to Buy - Urban OutfittersPrice - $34.00Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the Urban Outfitters Atlas Wrapped Thermos to the Hive.
April is Earth Month. Are you doing your part to make a difference? Small changes can make a big impact. You don't have to turn your life upside down and change everything at once. Make little changes where you can! Here are a few ideas to get you started -* Use a reusable water bottle - Choose a stainless steel variety or one that is BPA free. BPA is a toxic substance used to make clear and shatterproof plastic. BPA has been linked to cancer, interferes with fertility, and could contribute to childhood behavioral problems like hyperactivity.* Use reusable shopping totes - Start by purchasing one or two to supplement your paper or plastic grocery bags, then build up your collection to eliminate them all together.* Switch to CFL light bulbs as your current ones burn out. CFL bulbs are more expensive but they last a lot longer. Switching out your old bulbs with new CFL bulbs will save on your energy bill in the long run.* Pack your lunch in a reusable lunch box or bag - There are so many styles to choose from these days, you won't look like a nerd when bringing your lunch to work. Rather, you'll look smart and savvy!Even the simplest things can go a long way towards making a big difference. Take small steps towards a better future by committing to be earth friendly whenever you are able.Brought to you by our friends from TheFind!