Five for Friday Sneak Peek: The Something Good – Earth Day Edition
I’ve missed scouring the internet for Five for Friday features and yesterday I promised that tomorrow (err…today) I’d post a few of the earth friendly/clean living/do more with less websites I’ve grown to love… so here’s a way for me to keep my word and do an all new Five for Friday. If you’re an email subscriber or a Facebook fan, you won’t get this until tomorrow and so you’re probably thinking, “what is she going on about, it is Friday!” But those of you who visit the site straight-no-chaser get to enjoy a preview: Five for Friday: The Something Good Edition…
1. Do Something Good – I love that Cool People Care sends me an email every day. Each weekday, in 5 minutes of caring, they publish a little 99-word diddy that details one thing we can do to make the world a better place. How cool is that? This morning’s feature - Eco friendly Easter ideas from free trade chocolate to safe, natural, Easter egg dyes.
2. Eat Something Good – Eco-friendly living isn’t just about the environment, it’s also about our bodies and our health. Over at The Gracious Pantry, Tiffany shares the ups and downs of adopting a clean eating lifestyle all while being a mom and full time student studying nutrition. Her easy to follow recipes and non in-your-face style will have you embracing life-affirming, clean eating habits in no time.
3. Create Something Good - Decor Hack’s site says it all. The creators are “fans of mid-century modern design, doing it yourself, and saving money while you do.” From a paint stirrer sunburst mirror to a wood floor mat, these ladies serve up lovely, money & enviro saving ideas every day.
4. Face Something Good – Valana Minerals is one of the few companies to offer 100% natural and vegan cosmetics for women of color. In addition to making earth friendly products, Valana’s owner, Valerie Reed, shares her company’s mission of giving back to the community, regularly donating to organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Heifer International.
5. Join Something Good - Rajeev Kapur founded Greenwala to provide a platform for people to share their stories and to have access to resources, programs and products that enable them to “go green”. The main objective of Greenwala is to provide members with content and opportunities to learn how going green can help save money. Site interaction is rewarded by a point system that helps fund socially responsible programs.
Share your earth-friendly ideas, activities and thoughts here in our comment section or on our Facebook fan page. And, Happy Earth Day!
The earth is what we all have in common.
- Wendell Berry Author, farmer, cultural critic