Earth Day Update

Every year on April 22, 192 countries worldwide come together and celebrate Earth Day, a day to refocus our concerns to the pressing matters of the environment and recharge the progression toward environmental change. After the first Earth Day was founded in the US in 1970, the power of peaceful demonstrations and positive action made this holiday a tradition that continues to fuel the environmental movement. No matter how big or small each action is, every acknowledgment of Earth Day brings us closer to behavioral changes on a global scale that will drastically change our environment for the better. Now officially organized and promoted by the Earth Day Network, Earth Day 2013 holds the theme of The Face of Climate Change, where through advancements in social media and global networking, the grassroots organization enables Earth Day enthusiasts around the world to share their Earth Day action and put their face on the forefront of positive climate change. With the goal of achieving 2 billion “Acts of Green” this year, the Earth Day Network asks you to participate on some level in this unifying holiday. For inspiration, here are what some of Lux&Eco’s most noble partners are up to this Earth Day.

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TOMI OTEE, the first 100% eco-friendly golf attire company, will be headlining New York City’s Green Festival, April 19-21. Determined to service all U.S. Golf facilities, TOMI OTEE aims to educate golfers of all ages about the environmental harm caused by the textile industry, and encourages its customers to dress elegantly, with zero impact. The festival will showcase the brand’s Positive Impact Program.

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Suki Skincare, is being recognized for it’s toner on Chicago’s “You and Me This Morning”, set to air on the morning of Earth Day. The broadcast emphasizes how crucial transparency of cosmetic ingredients is towards human health, particularly regarding allergens.

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A new partner of ours and premier eco-luxury eye-wear brand Bohtenwill prepare to compete on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, where the company – on a mission to combine compost management with high fashion – will compete to have its business invested in by a panel of millionaire entrepreneurs. Good luck Bohten!

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Taking reusable shopping bags one step further by providing a collection reusable produce bags, Bag the Habit is encouraging its customers to share their thoughts on Earth Day and waste habits by hosting a contest in which the lucky winner will win a gorgeous tote from the luxury line.

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One of our role models, Marci Zaroff, will be featured on Bloomberg TV’s “In the Loop” where she shares her concerns over the fashion industry and how damaging the manufacturing of clothing can be. Marci also shares how THREAD and Under the Canopy are breaking grounds in the industry, making fashion safe now and in the future. We couldn’t be more proud of this powerful, female eco-entrepreneur!

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Finally, this Earth Day also marks the 43rd anniversary of the day environmental revolutionist Ric O’Barry launched The Dolphin Project. Also the first Earth Day, Ric started the day off behind bars in Bimini, Japan back in 1970 following his refusal to cease interfering with the bloodstained practice of dolphin captivity. He pioneered the movement that, until then, targeted an issue unknown to even the most esteemed environmentalists.

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Allison Beauregard

Allison is a New York City based writer with a focus on sustainability. Her work demonstrates how it is possible to have the “things” that make us happy without compromising the resources that provide these goods. With this vision, Allison sees a future where environmental degradation is reversed and the quality of human life is equally distributed. She is the Category Editor of The Franklin Report and was among the top 5 contributors for Elephant Journal in October 2014.

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