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4 Ways to be Kinder to the Planet on Earth Day (And Always)

At ALEX AND ANI, caring for our planet is near and dear to our heart. Being kind to the Earth is vital to assure the next generation has a bright future.

In honor of Earth Day, we rounded up four easy ways to go green this season. Read on for a few of our favorite eco-friendly tips, along with some eco-friendly jewelry picks to help you accessorize smartly on Earth Day and every day.

Bottle It Up

Plastic water bottles can be a waste to the environment, between the plastic bottles not being recycled and the fact that it takes roughly three times the amount of water to make them than is actually in the bottle itself. Get a reusable water bottle that you can fill to your heart's content and challenge yourself to drink more water. Your body (and the planet) will thank you!

It’s a Wash

Wearing eco-friendly clothing and jewelry that’s been made sustainably and from non-pollutant materials can be an important eco-friendly tip. But how you launder your clothes can also make a big difference.

Washing your clothes in cold water saves energy and a significant amount of money each year. You can also take it a step further by hang-drying your clothes to save even more energy. Did we mention that it also extends their lifespan and humidifies the room? Laundry day never looked so good!

Grow On

Growing your own food is an easy way to reduce the carbon footprint of refrigerated trucks and the importing of food from other countries. Try growing tomatoes, salad greens, or even green beans in a backyard garden for some fresh additions to your diet.

For those without space for a garden, windowsill herbs are an excellent way to help conserve both the environment and your wallet. And to showcase your commitment to the environment, try a piece of eco-friendly nature jewelry with a message of conservation.

Carpool Party

Carpooling to work or events means less carbon emissions, which is music to Mother Nature's ears. Plus, you'll save money on gas and enjoy the company of family or friends. As a bonus eco-friendly tip, if you commute into a city with an HOV lane, you'll be able to use it and eliminate some traffic congestion.

Show your love for our planet by making an effort to adopt these eco-conscious behaviors. You can channel the Earth with our nature jewelry so that protecting Mother Nature is always at top of mind.

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