April 16, 2018

Triumph of Europe Chemise & Robe

Triumph of Europe Chemise & Robe

Earth Day is just a week away and while I may not be the greenest mama on the block, I definitely recognize the importance of incorporating more eco-friendly practices into my family’s day-to-day life. Thankfully there are tons of products and services out there that are putting the planet first and making it easy for busy families to live a more sustainable lifestyle. I went on KTLA this morning to share some of my favorite better-for-the-planet products in hopes that families will realize how a small change can really make a positive impact on our planet! Check out the products and services I featured below and watch the full segment by clicking HERE.

Happy Earth Day!


Savane ECO-START Cargo & Trail Shorts

An easy way for families to live a greener lifestyle is to wear sustainable clothing. Dads love Savane’s ECO START shorts because they’re super comfortable, come in a variety of neutral colors, and have lots of pockets. But best of all, they are a more sustainable clothing option. Savane’s ECO START shorts are crafted from 40{f61ce11df02f678d2c5f2e2930066b6f289804cca52fd0883d27a91eb0b54a2b} eco-friendly fibers made from recycled water bottles. So not only are they stylish, but they’re better for the planet too.

$29.99, www.amazon.com



Next up I have the world’s first interactive, reusable water bottle that keeps kids hydrated. Gululu features a virtual pet where the more water kids drink, the more their virtual pet will grow and make friends. Parents can keep track of progress through a connected app. Americans buy 29 billion plastic water bottles per year and 80{f61ce11df02f678d2c5f2e2930066b6f289804cca52fd0883d27a91eb0b54a2b} of them end up in landfills. So, not only is Gululu better for the environment because it eliminates the need to purchase plastic water bottles, but it’s also an effective way to remind kids to drink water throughout the day. Gululu has also partnered with Generosity.org to build wells in communities around the world that currently do not have access to safe drinking water at home. Also be sure to check out Gululu Go, their latest product available for presale starting May 15th.

$129, www.gululu.com


Cool Effect

Cool Effect is a non-profit organization that gives families the opportunity to help fight climate change. With the tap of a button at CoolEffect.org, people can contribute to carbon-reducing projects that are verifiably reducing greenhouse gas emissions around the world. Anyone can support a project for as little as $1 or with an ongoing subscription. Each donation comes with a personalized certificate and tangible project updates to ensure you know where your money is going. It’s an easy and effective way to get kids involved in the fight against climate change to preserve our planet for generations to come.

$1+, www.CoolEffect.org


Maker Overnight Oats

Most on-the-go meal options we find in grocery stores come in disposable plastic packaging that is filling our landfills. That’s one of the many reasons why founders Jess and Barry created Maker Overnight Oats. All of the packaging is from recycled materials and the oats come in a reusable glass jar. You just add your favorite milk or milk-substitute, soak the oats overnight in the fridge and in the morning, you have a delicious, on-the-go, low-waste breakfast that’s perfect for busy families. The ingredients are organic, vegan and non-GMO, which is better for the environment. There are also refill packets available so you can use the same reusable glass jar for years to come.

$8.69, www.makeroats.com & amazon.com


Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk

Milk alternatives have grown in popularity recently for health reasons and lifestyle choices, but there’s also an environmental benefit to avoiding cow’s milk.  Dairy cows add substantial amounts of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and dairy operations can also be significant contributors to water pollution and soil degradation.  Even almond milk has a negative impact on the environmental due to the millions of liters of water needed to produce it. As an alternative, try Bolthouse Farms new Non-Dairy Plant Protein Milk made with pea protein. It has 50{f61ce11df02f678d2c5f2e2930066b6f289804cca52fd0883d27a91eb0b54a2b} more calcium than dairy milk and 10g of protein per serving versus 1 gram of protein in almond milk.  It’s vegan, non-GMO, and tastes delicious. Not only is it the healthier milk-alternative, it also has a smaller environmental impact on the planet. Get it at Ralphs, Walmart and other retailers.


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