Today, April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day with the theme of climate action. One unintended benefit of the current pandemic stopping humans in our tracks is the healing we see happening to our planet, including seeing cleaner water in the Venice canals and bluer skies almost everywhere due to less air travel and pollution. While these changes may be buzzworthy, this small pause in regular programming is not enough and we must be committed to changing ourselves and our habits, so in turn, we can see positive changes in our Earth.
Whether or not we like to admit it, we are all consumers of some kind, and the choices we make with our dollars make a big impact on our carbon footprint. Luckily, there are some planet-loving brands that have done the dirty work for us and make it easy to swap out old for new when it comes to our buying habits.