The very first Earth Day was April 22,1970 meant as a teach-in to highlight the deteriorating environment. Today over a billion people every year mark April 22nd as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.
The 2023 Earth Day theme is invest in our planet. Collectively we can help accelerate the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy for all. Look for events in your area Click Here. Remember it doesn't end after April 22nd. There are many ways to Take Action throughout the year.
We all want a healthy planet and it starts with choosing products made with sustainable resources, from responsible supply chains, committed to healthy and equitable work environments. All orders from The Savvy Elephant ship carbon neutral at no additional cost to you and we donate to the Tri-City forestry program.
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Fund literacy and protect the planet when you buy books from Certified B Corporation, Better World Books. To date, Better World Books has donated over 31 million books, raised over $32 million to fund literacy programs and libraries, and reused or recycled over 386 million books keeping them out of our landfills.
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ECOS Paints - Environmentally friendly, water-based paints for your home that is non-toxic, zero VOC and hand crafted in their South Carolina plant. Exceptional coverage up to 560 sq. ft. per gallon and a transparent ingredient list make ECOS Paints the healthy home choice.
East Fork Pottery takes a stand for social equality. Partnering with community outreach organizations to stretch outside their comfort zone; paying employees a living wage, they are now working towards increasing wages to a family living wage. Receiving Carbon Neutral Certification and B Corporation Certification has inspired them to make even greater changes. East Fork's About Page was part of our inspiration for starting The Savvy Elephant. AND we haven't even touched on how stunning and beautiful their pottery is! See for yourself by clicking through to the East Fork Website.
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