Plastic Free July

My kids and I were swimming at a Windward beach recently and afterwards we had to pick small pieces of plastic off our skin and out of each others' hair that had been floating in a colorful soup on the ocean surface. Yuck.

I think we all know plastic pollution is a big problem. Walk on any beach, drive on any highway, go to any park anywhere on the islands (and practically anywhere in the world) and the plastic pollution is disturbingly evident.

How to Shop Ocean Friendly at Down to Earth - #worldoceansday

Today, we celebrate World Oceans Day! But that doesn't mean that we should only think about caring for our precious oceans on today only. Aside from not offering plastic straws in our deli, we have a lot of ways you can shop ocean friendly at Down to Earth! Check out downtoearth.org/shop for these items and more.

Vegan Seafood

10 Things You Need in Your Plant-Based Pantry for 2020

So you want to take the leap into the world of plant-based living? We’re rooting for you! Going plant-based doesn’t need to be scary, in fact, the biggest mistake people make is not keeping it familiar! You already know what you like so to make things easy, just make a plant-based version of your favorites.

12 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts

The Christmas season can be a challenge to our eco-consciousness: we pour energy into light displays, burn gas on shopping trips, wallow in packaging and wrapping paper, and spend money on gifts that cause more ecological harm than good.

But wait...there is a better way! In the spirit of the season, you can give the following ethical and environmentally-friendly gifts to the Earth. In return, you’ll receive the gift of knowing that you are contributing to a healthy home, community, and planet.

Could you go Zero Waste?

Have you seen stories in the news about people who produce almost no trash? This is achieved by only purchasing things with little to no packaging, doing without items that are wasteful, and being dedicated to recycling and composting. Although that is admirable, it does seem pretty unrealistic for most people. Food packaging, paper napkins, diapers, junk mail, empty medicine bottles and other plastics that aren’t recyclable, broken pens and other office supplies...all this and more seem nearly impossible to avoid while functioning in our current world.

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