7 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

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Earth Day, April 22nd, reminds us all to consider living more socially conscientious, year-round! As an annual event celebrated around the world today to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.

In today’s world, issues with climate change and environmental sustainability are very concerning if we are to preserve our planet.

In order to combat these matters, it’s critical for companies around the world to use renewable energy and sustainability practices within the areas of agriculture and infrastructural development. Only then can we save the world from further detrimental decline.

It was said that Earth was created in 7 days, so listed below we list 7 ways that you can celebrate the occasion:

1. Bonterra Organic Vineyards

Bonterra Organic Vineyards, is shining a light on the benefits of organic and biodynamic farming efforts, and in celebration of Earth Day.

Wine is a product of its natural environment, the soil, topography and climate, and Bonterra takes great care in working in a sustainable manner to preserve the land and combat climate change.

The winery recently completed a soil study in which their organic and biodynamic vineyard soil was tested for carbon retention versus that of vineyards farmed conventionally. Over the course of a year, the study found that organic and biodynamic soils store 9–12% more organic carbon, meaning that percentage is not being released into the atmosphere, helping fight climate change.

Through these practices, Bonterra is looking to the future of farming to aid in climate resilience, and the winery has made consistent efforts over the last few decades to transition more and more farmland and vineyards in California to organic farming. I hope that you and your readers will join in raising a glass of organically grown wine.

2. Míage

The skincare products combine waterless micro-molecule formulas, human stem cell science, and isotonic nutrient delivery for a luxury skincare solution that works in osmosis with your skin. Infused with regenerative nutrient blends, Miage is designed to naturally awaken your own dormant stem cells and promote profound healing and nourishment.

The company’s first product, the Bloom La Milpa Lip Treatment, launched earlier this year. Perfect for these colder and drier winter months, the Bloom La Milpa Treatment’s waterless solution allows for richer, more active ingredients to penetrate deeper than other water-based products.

3. Broken Shed Vodka

Based out in New Zealand, Broken Shed Vodka believes in using locally sourced ingredients and environmentally sustainable methods when crafting their vodka.

In using two proprietary blends of two waters located in a geothermal system to the northern region and a natural filtration source to the southern region of the island, combined with grass-fed whey protein being used within the distillate process three times, the company is able to produce a great tasting vodka that has no additives or added sugars/sweeteners and is certified naturally gluten-free.

Using whey protein in the distillation process is great for the environment, because whey is considered a by-product from producing milk that typically gets discarded into the rivers causing algae bloom that hurts the ecosystem.

4. ettitude

ettitude is the purpose-driven lifestyle brand offering sustainably-made bedding, sleepwear, bathware and accessories all made from the world’s first CleanBamboo™ fabric. Founded by the LA based female duo Kat Vorotova and Phoebe Yu, ettitude believes in empowering us to live with eco-attitude and is driven to improve the comfort of all living things. Organic, vegan and 100% cruelty free, ettitude’s products are designed and made with care and consideration to ensure the best for you as well as the environment.

5. IDLE Sleep

The IDLE All-Natural Dunlop Latex Hybrid mattress provides a clean, healthy, natural sleep, made with GOLS Certified Latex and 100% organic cotton. Not to mention, it is made with no glue or toxins, and is hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and dust-mite resistant.

It’s the perfect mattress to not only get your best night’s sleep, but to also contribute to a healthier planet.

6. Made In Cookware

Swap old pots and pans for cookware that will last a lifetime. Buying cookware that doesn’t last only hurts the earth and yourself. Invest in Made In Cookware’s stainless steel line, where all unused materials left over during manufacturing are recycled or turned into parts for cars.

7. Moët Hennessy

Moët Hennessy has been demonstrating its commitment to sustainable development for over 30 years, protecting the environment within their distilleries & vineyards across the globe.

This past February, Moët Hennessy participated in Vinexpo Paris highlighting their sustainable commitments for the years to come. With the rising concern of climate change, several topics were discussed on how to raise awareness and the next steps needed when it comes to knowledge, methods and technology to protect our soils.

The three top highlights announced at Vinexpo were:

  • In 2020, all of Moët Hennessy’s vineyards in Champagne will be herbicide-free.
  • Moët Hennessy will invest €20M in a research center in the Champagne Region devoted to scientific research around sustainable viticulture.
  • A “University of Living Soils” will be created to encourage the sharing of knowledge and best practices. Its aim will be to enrich the debates on progress toward a more sustainable future for wine and spirits in an inclusive way.

Additionally, a few interesting sustainable practices among several Moët Hennessy brands include (but are not limited to):

  • Ruinart: Launching recyclable packaging this year, made from wood fibers and acts as a “second skin” around the bottle.
  • Hennessy: Electric Vehicles, Hennessy operates the largest fleet of electric vehicles of any private business in France. Switching to electric vehicles cuts CO2 emissions by 80% compared with the fossil fuel fleet. Today, a full 80% of the Hennessy fleet comprises Renault and BMW electric vehicles.
  • Glenmorangie: Restoring the oyster reefs, A ground-breaking environmental project pioneered by Glenmorangie has seen Native European oysters reintroduced to coastal waters around its Highland home after a century’s absence. The project’s vision is to restore long-lost oyster reefs to the Firth, to enhance biodiversity and also act in tandem with the anaerobic digestion plant to purify the by-products created through the distillation process — an environmental first for a Distillery.
  • Chandon: Owls at Vineyards, As opposed to using rodenticides to rid their fields of critters eating their grapes, Chandon has owl boxes to encourage owls to nest & work as a natural pest control strategy within the vineyards.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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