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
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.