Oh Earth Day. What was once a genuine push to make better decsions that affect us all is now a product push. It’s a day (like most holidays) where the sentiment is shoved aside and the marketing machiene takes front and center.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
I do celebrate the companies that are donating to great causes in support of Earth Day (or month), and those introducing a new ‘greener’ line of something that’s toxin free, but for the most part people feel like they have to buy something to take part in the day’s festivities.
I recently put together a how-to artice for ShoestringMag.com that details a way to get rid of the makeup and skin care items you don’t use, while picking up a few things you need. It’s called a Beauty Swap and it’s a fun way to get together with your friends and trade out the things you know you’ll never use without throwing them away. Best yet, you’ll walk away with what you need without spending a dime.
Trust me, this is the best form of recycling there is. Don’t throw out perfectly good makeup and skin care that you aren’t using, organize and beauty swap. And don’t forget the wine.
Click HERE for the article.