reusable tote bags and other ways to raise money for Earth Day causes
With Earth Day on April 22, my inbox is filling up with, thankfully paperless, press releases touting the latest in eco design and save the planet promotions.
If you find yourself down at Canal Place this week, you may want to swing by the Anthropologie store and check out its window displays. The retailer unleashed its visuals team on more than two million recycled corks, and they came up with creative window displays. The corks were donated by Cork Forest Conservation Association partn white converse ers, including Whole Foods, Anthropologie customers and staff. The New Or white converse leans store’s window includes large spheres made from the materials. If you want to learn more about how to get cre white converse ative with cork, the store will hold free workshops on April 21 on how to craft recycled planters. Finally, starting on April 22, for every shopper who opts not to take a shopping bag, Anthropologie will donate 10 cents to EarthCorps and the Chez Panisse Foundation Edible Schoolyard, which was the model for the Edible Schoolyard program at Samuel J.
It’s hard to imagine there’s anyone left on the planet who does not yet own a reusable tote bag, but in case you are one of the lone hold outs, here’s your chance. On Sunday (April 17), Target will give away 1 million (cute) reusable tote bags made of recyclable Tyvek. To encourage shoppers to use them (and reuse them), the store offers a 5 cent discount for each bag a customer brings to cart home their purchases. The bags will be available at local stores, as supplies last. Lush, the green cosmetics company, has replaced its traditional gift wrap service with Knot Wrap. Inspired by the Japanese art of wrapping, or ‘Furoshiki’, the company sells a fabric scarf made from two recycled plastic bottles and hand crafted at a women cooperative in India. All net proceeds will go to The Nature Conservancy efforts in the Atlantic rainforest in South America and to the World Wildlife Fund restoration projects in Indonesia. will donate proceeds from sales to the Humane Society of the United States Animals by Saving Land program. All sale items offered for $1 at Buffalo Exchange will go toward the effort. This month, Aveda is selling its a soy wax candle and donating 100 percent of proceeds to Global Greengrants Fund for water related white converse projects. The company hopes the candle sales will total $1.34 million for the cause.