If you’ve been reading Cool Mom Picks for a while, you know that we are always looking for sustainably-made, eco-friendly products from conscientious companies, big and small.
So for this Friday’s Earth Day, instead of giving you more green products you can buy (although hey, we might do that too), we want to point out some cool Earth Day-related initiatives that don’t require you to open up your pocketbook for that other kind of green. –Christina
Paper Culture has long been one of our favorite sites for gorgeous photo and greeting cards, and for their unwavering commitment to protecting the environment. Using only 100% post-consumer paper, purchasing carbon offset credits and pledging to plant up to a million trees for every order placed is more than admirable. But here’s yet another reason to “like” them: For every person who “Likes” their Facebook page before the end of April, they will plant a tree in a US National Forest and allow you to dedicate it to someone you love. It’s wonderfully simple and made me feel all warm inside to dedicate a tree to my beloved grandmother.
Like many of you, I’ve been weeding through outgrown clothes to get ready for the new season and have a pile of perfectly good items that no longer fit my kids. One great way to make sure they find a new home is to sign up for free at thredUP Kids, the kids’ clothing swap site. Do it on Earth Day and they’ll give you a $13.95 swap credit. This is a great way to upcycle your own clothes but also get some new ones in sizes that will actually fit.