Fifty years ago on April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans gathered to advocate for the environment, kick-starting the movement for environmental consciousness and the first Earth Day. Fast forward to today, over a billion people have joined the effort across 190 countries, making changes big and small for a greater purpose. Here are just a few ways you can tweak your lifestyle, even as you stay at home, and do good for the Earth.
HYDRATE – DVF x S’well Classic Chain 17 oz. Water Bottle
Ditch single-use plastics and keep hydrated with Diane von Furstenberg’s collaboration with S’well bottles. Triple-layered with vacuum-insulated construction, they keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12.
DVF x S’well Classic Chain 17 oz. water bottle, $42, swell.com
WEAR – Madewell Hemp Boxy Sweatshirt
Keep your work from home casual in style with this best-selling sweatshirt, made with organic (and sustainable) cotton-hemp blended terry. If you like keeping your home office frosty with the AC, layer it on with a t-shirt or tank top and feel comfy throughout the day.
Madewell Hemp Boxy Sweatshirt, $69.50, 1237 Wisconsin Ave., madewell.com
EAT – Alessi Food A Porter Lunch Kit
Work lunches can be fun for your commute to the living room. Meal prep with this reusable three-compartment carrier. Keep snacks, salads, and dressings separate and then toss the carrier into the dishwasher when you’re done.
Alessi Food A Porter Lunch Kit, $80, Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., saksfifthavenue.com
SLEEP – Snowe Home Percale Sheet Set
REM sleep with this 500- thread-count sheet set that is Oeko-Tex certified (tested-for and ensured free of harmful chemical treatments), produced in an environmentally and socially responsible factory and comes in 100 percent-recycled cardboard packaging.
Snowe Home Percale Sheet Set (multiple colors available), $240 (King), snowehome.com
STORE – Stasher Bundle Starter Kit
Upgrade your disposable, single-use Ziploc bags to these stylish and reusable Stasher bags that come in various sizes from half-gallon and snack to sandwich and pocket-sized.
Stasher Bundle Starter Kit (multiple colors available), $86.99, stasherbag.com
WALK – Allbirds Women’s Tree Runners
A household name when it comes to sustainable footwear, Allbirds is a carbon-neutral company that makes light and cozy shoes with renewable materials in sustainable factories, and ships them in recycled packaging.
Allbirds Women’s Tree Runners (available in multiple colors), $95, 3135 M St NW, allbirds.com
CLEANSE – Face Halo Original Makeup Remover
Your cotton rounds take about 100 years to decompose. Switch them out for these reusable (and extremely soft) fiber rounds that are just as effective at removing your makeup. To keep them clean, just toss them in your laundry basket and machine wash them.
Face Halo Original Makeup Remover, $22 for a pack of 3, facehalo.com
LIVE – Nest Learning Thermostat
Take control of your home’s carbon footprint. This thermostat will learn your cooling and heating habits and automatically adjust to regulate energy usage and temperature.
Nest Learning Thermostat, $249, store.google.com
PET – Serena & Lily Riviera Dog Bed
Pamper your pooch with this bed frame made of sustainable rattan and woven plastic. Its removable cushion cover is 100 percent cotton and the insert is SustainafillTM, a non-allergenic, eco-friendly fiber.
Serena & Lily Riviera Dog Bed, starts at $448, serenaandlily.com
SHOP – Anthropologie Filt French Market Tote Bag
Keep grocery shopping stylish even during social distancing with Filt’s French Market tote bag. Your apples, avocados, and even Kraft Mac and Cheese boxes never looked so good with these reusable bags.
Anthropologie Filt French Market Tote Bag, $20, 3222 M St. NW, anthropologie.com