Articles on the Environment
Get started with grocery deliveries today! Select items from any of Down to Earth’s departments including Fresh Produce, Chill and Frozen Foods, Grocery items, Wellness Supplements and Vitamins, Natural Living Face and Body Care, and much more. Now you can shop for your Down to Earth essentials whenever and wherever. You can select to have your groceries delivered as soon as possible – typically within 2 hours – or you can schedule a date and time for delivery.
by Carmela Wolf, Wellness Manager, Down to Earth Honolulu
Hawaii state lawmakers signed a bill in May that bans the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals deemed damaging to coral reefs and other marine organisms. If Gov. David Ige signs the bill, it would make Hawaii the first state to enact legislation designed to protect marine ecosystems by banning such sunscreens.
Over 40 years ago, Down to Earth opened its first store in Wailuku, Maui. The motivation behind the store was a simple desire of a group of friends to help improve the health of Hawaii’s residents by making available organic and natural products at affordable prices. Our Honolulu location opened shortly after that. In 2000, Down to Earth opened a modest store at Pearlridge West. While only a cozy 4,000 square foot location, it had everything customers needed.
Down to Earth will once again be the lead sponsor for VegFest Oahu 2018!
The event brings together almost 50 booths offering education, food, and entertainment, and was attended by 4000 people last year including Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Activities include: plant-based cooking demos by expert chefs, speakers on health and environmental topics, a unique collection of food entrepreneurs selling island-made vegan products and dishes hand-crafted to appeal to the local palate, movement classes, lots of free food sampling, interactive exhibits with healthy games, and continuous live music.
This October Down to Earth is joining 13,000 participating grocery retailers across North America in the eighth annual Non-GMO Month. Created by the Non-GMO Project, this month-long celebration spotlights shoppers’ rights to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
by Down to Earth
Now every time you shop at Down to Earth, you can save more money with new digital coupons that you can select from our new DTE DEALS! app. Just download the new DTE DEALS! app for iPhone or Android – search for “DTE DEALS”. If you don’t want to use the mobile app, you can access the program on your computer by visiting d2e.co/dtedeals. Set up an account (including selecting your dietary preferences) and that’s it! You’ll get coupons automatically loaded in the app that are only available on the app.
by Down to Earth
With the upcoming Earth Day celebration on April 22nd, it is fitting that we take a moment to reflect on how we’re treating our planet and what we can do about it. We’ve compiled a few thoughts mainly from the information gathered by the United Nations, which has been studying this issue for some time.
Climate Change, which used to be referred to as Global warming, continues to be a “hot” topic for debate. Is our planet actually heating up? Are humans responsible? What can you do about it?
Our newest Down to Earth store will be a 13,000 square foot location just a few blocks mauka of the SALT at Our Kaka’ako cultural center. Down to Earth will be on the ground floor of a mid-rise development called Keauhou Lane at the corner of Keawe and Pohukaina Streets.
Kaka’ako is part of the urban core of Honolulu that is experiencing explosive growth. The development itself will have 209 residential units and other retailers. It is on the same block as another development that will be 40 stories high and have 388 units and a rail transit station.