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What a Wonderful World (Celebrating Earth Week)

“I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom for me and you

And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white

The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night

And I think to myself what a wonderful world.”

  • Louis Armstrong

For centuries, our beloved writers, poets and artists have celebrated the complex wonders of our earth. Life as we know it on our planet is both a miraculous, and scientific wonder. The intricate workings of nature, and its elements, continues to amaze us all. Surely nothing is more important than sustaining and preserving Mother Earth for our future generations to enjoy. Yet we find ourselves increasingly aware that our actions as human beings sometimes make this difficult. So all month long, we are celebrating Earth Day at Ever Bamboo, and we would like to help us all stay mindful of the simple things we can do as earthlings to make our carbon footprint smaller, while making our sustainable impact bigger.  

 

Bike, walk and take public transit.

What better way to accomplish a whole lot of good things at once!

Reducing fumes and pollution by biking or taking public transportation, is not only good for the planet, it’s good for our physical and mental health. Choosing to take the train, carpool, or ride a bike, allows for appreciating things we otherwise might miss. The new coffee shop that opened on the corner, the scent of spring blooming before our eyes, and the reduction of stress and anxiety just to name a few. So use your alternatives as you see fit, and BE fit!

Reusable totes and biodegradable containers.

Many states and countries have implemented bans on things like plastic bags and take out containers. Our oceans and its inhabitants are literally being destroyed by man made pollution and debris. Simple things like canvas totes and reusable shopping bags have revolutionized how we shop. Even restaurants are getting in on the game. On a recent outing, we experienced a carton made of pulp and seed that could be replanted! INCREDIBLE!

 

There is a BIN for EVERYTHING!

Compost. Compact. Sort. RECYCLE! There is literally a way to sustainably break down almost everything we humans use, or consume. Landfills are increasingly toxic, and cause a myriad of unpleasantries. So staying conscious about recycling is one of the most impactful ways we can preserve the planet.

 

BUY SMARTER

You know those incredible bulk bins at big box stores, and many of our grocery stores? USE THEM. Storing food in reusable glass instead of buying them in cheaply made food containers, will keep our families and pets safe from the leaching of BPA and other toxins found in plastic. And speaking of glass, another great trick? Wash and keep the glass jars you buy certain foods in, and use them for storage and prepared food. It saves money and time, and those are things everyone would be thrilled to have more of!

Do It Yourself!

Cut down on toxic chemicals and plastic consumption by using household staples like white vinegar, baking soda and essential oils for making homemade,effective cleaning solutions for kitchens and bathrooms.

The results will amaze you. And your respiratory system will thank you!

 

GO GREEN

Did you know that one of the most cost effective and natural ways to keep your home full of fresh, clean air is to have the right houseplants. Pothos and the Peace Lily Plant are two of our favorites. They remove allergens, and air pollutants, such as acetone, benzene and formaldehyde, all while being able to thrive in areas lacking in sunlight. Not only are they beautiful, they work incredibly hard while remaining extremely easy to maintain. So this spring as you prepare your garden, treat yourself to an indoor oasis of purer air as well!

And finally, we implore you to #RethinkTheStink with EVER BAMBOO! Our bamboo charcoal pouches can be reactivated every month in pure outdoor sunlight, which keeps them working hard for up to one year of use, after which, the charcoal granules can be recycled right into your houseplants or gardening soil to regulate moisture.

It really IS A Wonderful World! Take good care of it, EARTHLINGS!

Have a happy, stink free day!

Team EB

 

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