Hi everyone! I am Meagan, BLINQ’s Sustainability Manager. As I am sure you might know, we at BLINQ really care about our environment and my job here is to make sure that our brand is doing all that we can to have a positive impact on our environment— and doing it properly, no less.
April is Earth Month and there is no better time to reevaluate your buying habits to make sure that you are supporting sustainable brands and sustainable products! Earth Month celebrates our planet and leads up to Earth Day, which takes place on April 22 this year. It is for this reason that April is a great time to focus on being more sustainable and making green choices so that our planet can stay… well, healthy!
So, I put together a curated list for you with my favorite eco-friendly products on BLINQ along with some tips here as to what choices and swaps you can make to be more eco-friendly with ease. These tips don’t just help our environment, but they can help your wallet, too! Let’s get started:
Several featured products are made from organic material. Organic means that the product was made without the use of chemical fertilizers. Non-organic cotton is especially hard on the planet, which is why we especially love the organic baby clothes we have for sale right now like these adorable dinosaur-themed onesies from Carter’s!
Look for Energy Efficient
You might have heard the term ‘energy efficient’ before, especially if you are a homeowner. The goal of being energy efficient is to use less energy to accomplish the same task. For example, an energy efficient light bulb will provide the same quality light, but use less energy than an incandescent light bulb. Using energy efficiency products is a great way to save money and reduce your environmental impact. When shopping for light bulbs, look for the LED (light emitting diode) bulbs as they use up to 70% less energy than traditional incandescents and last much longer – a total win-win! We have some handy LED bulbs for sale now as well as some sweet solar powered lights that run entirely on renewable energy from the sun!
Another great way to be energy efficient is by regulating and reducing the amount of energy you use to heat and cool your home. Hanging curtains is a great way to be energy efficient because they keep out the cold air in the winter and block the heat from the sun in summer.
These stylish ones from Thermologic are super versatile and practical.
Prioritize Reusable and Durable
If you haven’t heard, we have a major plastic issue right now on our planet. Reports show that at our current rate of consumption we will have more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050 (gasp!). A first step to reducing your own plastic use is trying to eliminate single use plastic such as to-go cups, straws, and take out containers. Start with a reusable water bottle so you don’t have to buy bottled water when you travel. Or, pack a lunch in a tupperware instead of ordering out– you will not only save plastic waste but probably save a few bucks too– another win-win! Other upgrades you can make include metal straws, glass jars, and reusable wax wraps.
Shop Brands Who Put in Effort
We aren’t the only sustainable company out there! We sell multiple brands on our website that come from brands who really try to make an effort on reducing waste and are conscious of our environment. As an example, Timbaland doesn’t only make a great pair of boots, but they also strive to use materials that are sourced sustainably. When companies make the effort to be environmentally conscious, your purchase goes a little bit further!
Last tip is the easiest— redecorate your home! Well, not exactly. But, using textiles as rugs and curtains in your home such isn’t just stylish, it’s actually eco-friendly, too! Textiles help insulate your room by keeping temperatures that you want in, and keeping the ones you want out stay out! Rugs are great at insulating (especially if you have hard, exposed floors. Likewise, curtains don’t only provide a barrier between windows, but can also block out light which can quickly heat up a room in the summer. When you are leaning less on heating and cooling, not only will your bill go down, but you will be using less energy, too.
If you consider yourself a sustainability guru or are slowly making changes to living a better, greener lifestyle, we hope that these tips helped. Our planet is truly awesome, and we just want to keep it that way with your help! Happy Earth Month!
Ready to make some eco-friendly upgrades? Shop Meagan’s #GreenFinds now where you can find the products and ideas mentioned here along with a lot more!