Happy Earth Day! This year, we're celebrating with a round-up of our favorite earth-friendly stores. Most businesses aren't perfect when it comes to eco-friendliness, but these shops are a smarter choice if you're looking for small steps to reduce your environmental impact.
Zipcar: Car-Sharing + Hybrid Models
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Nice hybrid ya got there. If you're a new customer, also check out our Zipcar coupon code for a $25 credit.
Car sharing services like Zipcar are an eco-friendly (not to mention cost-effective) alternative to buying a car... especially if you only need one for occasional big shopping trips or therapeutic runs through the car wash.
Zipcar's fleet includes hybrid cars—as well as fully electric cars in certain markets. Opt for these models whenever you can to help shrink your vehicular footprint even more.
The Honest Company: Eco-Friendly Home, Bath & Baby Goods
The Honest Company makes a name for itself with products designed to be better for you, your family, and the environment. They've got a list of suspicious chemicals that have been blacklisted from their products (including BPA, parabens, and formaldehyde) and many ingredients are sourced from plant-based ingredients. Also—and I speak from experience—everything smells really nice.
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Did you know you can try a free diapers + wipes trial
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Their diapers are an especially good swap from traditional diapers. They're made with plant-based ingredients and a sustainably harvested core. Word on the street from my mom friends is they also fit great and don't irritate skin.
Though you can buy items a la carte, the smartest way to shop is to bundle with a subscription. You'll save up to 40% by going this route. Do keep in mind that if you want to cancel a subscription, you'll have to make a phone call. However, when I wanted to go down to just The Honest Essentials bundle
and cancel my other subscription, my call lasted less than five minutes and was perfectly pleasant. All in all, no biggie.
Paper Culture: Every Order Plants A Tree
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Every time you order from Paper Culture
, the company helps plant a tree in an area that needs reforestation.[/caption]
I know e-vites are the eco-friendliest way to send out invites, but there's something about getting a paper invitation to a barbeque, cocktail party, or birthday that just feels extra-special.
Paper Culture takes the guilt out of paper invites with their unique company promise: For every order they get, they'll plant a tree in an area that needs reforestation.
The designs are modern and fresh, too. Check out their selection
, which includes customizable birthday invites, graduation announcements, shower invites, holiday cards, and more.
Those are three of our top picks. If you have other eco-friendly stores or products you love, please comment and share the wealth!