How We Celebrate Earth Week All Year Long.

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John and I had a great Earth Day. It just so happens that John was born on Earth Day, and we also celebrated his 44th birthday. But that is neither here nor there, because every day is Earth Day for us. We try to make good choices every day that will leave little impact on our planet.


This year, we spent Earth Week with other tree-hugging, environmentally conscious folks at Eco Fest on April 25th. One of the biggest impacts we can make on our planet is getting gussied up to rub shoulders with others and share our message. (You can read more about Eco Fest here.) It was a really cold (like high temps in the 40's) and rainy day, but that didn't stop us!




John and I were happy to share our experiences with urban farming, and promote backyard chickens at Eco Fest.


We brought one of our buff orpington hens, a bunch of chicken keeping supplies, a conventional egg and organic/free range egg comparison, and QR code access to the local backyard chicken ordinances in the surrounding communities.





We love opportunities to get cleaned up and share our passion(s) with our neighbors and community. There's something about the combination of Earth Day/Week/Month and spring renewal in Iowa that gets us razzed about building community around sustainable life choices.

When April comes and goes, it's really all about keeping up these environmentally conscious practices and choices every day. One thing you can do is be hyper-aware of where you spend your money, and on which products or services. For example, when John and I head out to community events like Eco Fest, or the backyard chicken certification courses that we co-teach every month, we use Young Living essential oil infused shampoo and body washes, and Tom's of Maine personal care products.

Some of these products include Tom's of Maine Long Lasting Fresh Apricot unisex deodorant, or Tom's toothpaste (without fluoride - Peppermint Antiplaque & Whitening, or with fluoride - Spearmint Whole Care). We tend to opt for fluoride-free oral care products, but that's just a personal preference.


Every time we shop for personal items or groceries, we spend a considerable amount of time making sure we buy from companies that practice sustainability and good ethics. When it comes to body products, we look for companies that do not test on animals, use artificial colors, flavors, or fragrance, are open about where their ingredients are sourced, and use sustainable business practices. Tom's of Maine does that. Also, their packaging is made of recycled materials and is recyclable.

Booya. (Does anyone say that anymore?)

One more thing: When you purchase a Tom's product, for example, they donate 10% of their profits to "human and environmental goodness".

"Start Young. Live Green™. Make every day Earth Day, starting at the bathroom sink."


Even if you purchase these products from a local Walmart down the street (click here to get $1 off any Tom's of Maine product at Walmart! Find 'em in your toothpaste/personal hygiene aisle!), or a locally owned food co-op, this is ethics in practice

This is how John and I make natural choices. What does your family do to celebrate our Earth every day?

4 comments:

  1. Hey Kelli! You're absolutely right. One of the best things we can do to help the planet is to connect with others who also care. Keeps you motivated and interested!

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    1. I joke that I am always finding 'my people' everywhere I go.

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  2. We always buy eggs from pasture-raised hens, but WOW, you have some seriously orange yolks. They look amazing! I love how you celebrated Earth Day at an eco-festival. #client

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