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5 Ways to Greenify Your Home this Earth Day!

With more time spent at home and in honor of Earth Day this month, we’ve been thinking a lot about all the wonderfully sustainable ways you can greenify your home!

Plant a Garden! 🌿🌻

Herbs, veggies, fruits – if you have the space of a small yard or balcony, you can start growing your own produce. You can learn more about balcony gardening HERE.

Be Eco-Wise While Reducing Your Energy Bill! 💡

It’s the little things – closing your blinds and curtains to help cool your home on sunny days, keeping windows closed on colder days to retain heat, shutting off lights (plus switching to energy-efficient bulbs) and unplugging unused appliances when you leave the room and only running the washer and dryer or dishwasher for full loads. It all adds up! We’re spending more time at home, so to compensate, it certainly helps to be cognizant of your energy use. With a little effort, you’ll see less of an impact on your energy bill and if we all do our part, Mamma Earth benefits!

Switch to All-Natural Cleaning Products ! 🧼

An impactful, everyday change you can make in your homes is to ditch harsh chemical cleaners and use all-natural cleaning products. DIY is a great option (check out some options HERE) and there are plenty of great, natural brands to help you create a healthy home, such as our friends at Branch Basics!

Purchase Certified Organic and Eco-Conscious products!🍴🌎

Opting for Certified Organic products has a major impact on the planet. Organic farming practices reduce pollution and soil erosion, increase soil fertility, conserve water, and use less energy. They are better for the environment because their production doesn’t demand the use of cheap, harmful chemicals. Supporting organic avoids a large environmental impact from the use of pesticides, which can be carried as runoff to watersheds when it rains, affecting the water quality in surrounding areas. All Mamma Chia products are USDA Certified Organic an Non-GMO Project Verified!

Reduce and Reuse! ♻️

We’ve all grown up knowing the importance of recycling, but you can make an even larger positive impact on  he environment by ensuring you reduce and reuse as much as you can! There are so many items we typically discard that can easily find new life and fulfill a second purpose around your home. Those coffee grounds, potato peelings, brown bananas and rotten peas are perfect compost for your garden. You can purchase an affordable compost bin or learn how to make your own HERE!

You can also enjoy The Magic of Chia without leaving home! Here are the wonderful ways you can have Mamma Chia delivered straight to your door or available for curbside pickup!

  • Directly from us at ShopMammaChia.com
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds are available
  • Amazon
    • Organic Chia Squeeze available
  • Target via Shipt and Walmart online order
  • iHerb
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds available
  • Albertsons, Vons, and Safeway home delivery via Instacart
    • Organic Chia Squeeze, Chia Beverages and Chia Protein Smoothies
  • Thrive Market
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds available
  • Lucky Vitamin
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds available
  • Vitacost
    • Organic Chia Squeeze available
  • Canada 🇨🇦: Well.CA

*All are subject to availability*

Easy Ways to Become More Eco-Friendly

In honor of Earth Day week, we decided to make a list of of all the ways YOU can become more eco-friendly in your everyday life! 🍃🌎

1️⃣ Reduce Food Waste

-Shop from bulk bins. Some products you can get include: flour, sugar, cereal/granola, oats, nuts/seeds, beans/lentils, and grains. This also makes it easy to buy the exact amounts that you need so you don’t end up buying too much plus you aren’t wasting extra packaging products usually come in.

-Use mason jars and reusable bags when buying in bulk

-Start a garden and eat the fruits and veggies from it! (This also cuts down on your carbon footprint)

-Start a compost and use it to fertilize your plants/garden

-Use loose leaf tea rather than packaged tea

-Purchase foods that come in recyclable or compostable packaging

*Did YOU know that our Organic Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages are 100% recyclable?*

 

2️⃣ Shop Mindfully

-Say NO to shopping bags! Not just at grocery stores, but even at the mall 🛍️

-Bring your own reusable/collapsible bags ! (Keep one in your car at all times)

-Shop Local: Both clothing and food. This also supports the local economy!

-Shop Second-Hand: –Local thrift shops such as Goodwill or ones that donate money to charities

-Online/phone applications: Thred Up, Poshmark, Vinted, eBay, letgo, and Craigslist

-Think before you purchase! Do you really NEED it? Can you fix it before replacing it?

-Purchase from eco-conscious brands that use recyclable packaging/materials, sustainable ingredients, and are part of organizations such as 1% for the Planet

-Purchase Certified USDA Organic products

 *Did YOU know that Mamma Chia is a Certified B Corp, member of 1% for the planet, Non-GMO, and USDA Organic?*

 

3️⃣ Reusable Products

-Glass, stainless steel, and silicone storage containers are perfect to use for packed lunches

-Bring them to restaurants, especially when you know you will have leftovers

-Bring a reusable water bottle or cup when going out to buy drinks such as smoothies, coffee, or tea

-Say NO to plastic straws or bring your own stainless steel straw

-Use washable cloths instead of paper towels

 

4️⃣ Bathroom Tips:

-Take shorter showers 🚿

-Use products that minimize packaging waste such as shampoo and soap bars and toothpaste tablets

-Use biodegradable products such as Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap (You can purchase their products in bulk as well!)

-Washable makeup and hygiene products such as face wipes, makeup pads, and feminine products

-Use wooden combs and toothbrushes instead of plastic ones

-Use GREEN cleaning products: Opt for all natural and organic methods of cleaning

 

5️⃣ Transportation:

-Walk, run, skateboard, roller blade, scooter, bike – these are ALL options you can take instead of driving! 🚲

-There are also options such as electric vehicles, electric scooters and bikes, and public transportation that help to lessen greenhouse gas emissions 

-Park further away (Bonus, you get more exercise!) 

 

6️⃣ Recycle:

Take a minute before throwing your trash in the garbage to find out if you can recycle it instead ♻️