Starting in 1970, Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, brings environmental concerns to the forefront of the national conversation. While today’s generation is more conscious regarding personal choices’ impact on the environment, everyone can re-evaluate how they choose to live. Simple changes from eating local to the products used can make an impact far beyond that one choice. Kids watch, learn and adapt from seeing others; friends imitate, follow, and emulate trends; and companies adapt to what people want.
When Earth Day is discussed the phrase reduce, reuse, and recycle is often touted. While all important concepts, eating local can be just as important to helping environmental issues. Supporting the local farmer at farmer’s markets or the farm stand itself provides not just economic benefit but also assists the environment. Produce doesn’t have to be transported long distances. Farm land isn’t swallowed up into other development. Families receive health benefits from eating produce from the areas where they live. Instead of grabbing the bag of frozen fruit or bottled juice from the store, consider stopping at the local farmer’s market or farm stand for local, fresh produce.
Glass water bottle hydration
Everyone knows that drinking a sufficient amount of water on a daily basis is crucial for good health. But, grabbing another plastic bottle of water to maintain hydration isn’t eco-friendly. While re-usable water bottle aren’t a new fad, the increase of glass re-usable water bottles has increased.
Many consumers, especially moms, prefer glass bottles for drinking. Many consumers find that glass bottles offer a better taste to beverages. Glass bottles can be made from natural ingredients and can be easily recycled at the end of its life. While glass can break, many companies have created bottles that can withstand the daily wear, tear and abuse.
Companies, like Lifefactory, have designed fashionable and functional glass water bottles for all members of the family. With silicone sleeves protecting the bottles, the bottles can be protected against breakage, offer a non-slip grip and provide a fashionable statement for the user. Whether you prefer a wide mouth bottle or a flip-top lid, Lifefactory will keep your family away from the disposable water bottle.
For many people, a glass of wine is for celebrations, dinner pairing or just to unwind. Today’s wine producers are looking to complement the traditional wine making process with eco-friendly initiatives. Biodynamic wine practices treat the vineyard as an entire ecosystem and all of the materials that come from the Earth such as grapes, legumes, wood, water all play an important role in the process. The farm focuses on the output itself. For example, BANFI Emiliana vineyards creates its own fertilizer from the organic cows on its property. The wine from this vineyard exemplifies the process of treating both the production and the product with tremendous respect. The zero sulfite wine has nuanced jammy, fruit forward notes that are balanced with hints of spice. Open a bottle on Earth Day, enjoy a delicious wine and support a new eco-friendly wine making process.