Did you know that it takes about 1,800 gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans? How crazy is that! Since the clothing industry is a major contributor to environmental damage, let’s explore some ideas that would allow us to save resources and also produce a positive impact. You’ve all heard the saying “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” right? This week, we invite you to focus on these terms in the context of clothing, while adding an all-important term: “Repair”. We ask that you be mindful about purchasing used articles of clothing or tend to your own worn clothing by repairing it.
How can we pack the most nutritional punch into our food and still make it delicious for the entire family? This is a question we ponder at Ecopiggy since we all wish to enjoy our indulgences but also make sure they’re full of healthy ingredients – a win win! Since baking is one of our favorite past times, we were excited about a recipe that is super tasty, gluten-free, vegan, lightly sweetened, AND power packed with protein! Yes, mighty lentils. No one will even suspect their presence since they blend in so nicely with the batter. These muffins have gotten the thumbs up from us ladies, our kids, toddlers, and even my dog (chocolate-free of course!)
This week, we ask you to look down at that nourishing plate of food and to savor all of its beautiful colors and textures. Are these ingredients in season where you live? Or are they available to you year-round?
Ecopiggy is one of our very favorite brands. Their pacifiers have been the only ones that my daughter will take since the day she was born! As a mom it is so important to not only buy products that are functional, but also safe! When you buy Ecopiggy, you are buying something that is 100% natural and healthy for your precious little babe! From the amazing products to the wonderful customer service, I cannot recommend this brand enough! [Kenzie S.]
We’re back with another ECO-Inspiration that we hope will help shift the habit around to-go beverages in this country. There has been a lot of recent media attention about plastic bags and containers (hooray to all the bans!) but another culprit of environmental degradation can be blamed on our on-the-go caffeine reliance. I was shocked to read that the US accounts for 120 billion paper, plastic and foam coffee cups each year (1/5 of the world total!) Truly devastating when you learn that 99% of it ends up as trash! Even compostable cups require oxygen to break down and our landfills are too tightly packed to help that process.