Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Earth Day Options

April 22 is Earth Day, so below are a few brands that are dedicated to consistently protecting and preserving our planet through eco-friendly and sustainable practices, environmentally friendly products and honest values...


PALETA strives to celebrate Earth Day through its many sustainable practices and initiatives, including its partnership with Earth Day Network's Canopy Project to help them reach their goal of planting 10 million trees over the next five years. PALETA plants a tree on behalf of the Canopy Project when customers purchase one of the following services:

10 days of meal delivery
Mind & Body Cleanse
3-Day PALETA Pressed Juice Detox
Get Glowing! Beauty Detox
Fit To Be Wed nutrition program

The farm-to-table meal delivery service is committed to preserving our planet's resources for future generations. In 2005, founder and Executive Chef, Kelly Boyer started PALETA in her kitchen by delivering clients healthy twists on haute cuisine with ingredients sourced from local farms, cruelty-free ranches, and responsible fisheries. PALETA is home to SoCal's first certified Green kitchen, equipped with energy and water conservation systems and a strict in-house recycling and composting program. PALETA maintains an on-site greenhouse in which they grow organic herbs and a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. All packaging is recyclable or biodegradable to limit the contribution to landfills and keep oceans free of debris. *Read more about PALETA’s sustainable & green practices and the partnership with the Canopy Project


Vermont Smoke & Cure products are made in the brand’s very own smokehouse in Hinesburg, VT. More than 50% of the electricity they use is from solar, all generated within 60 miles of the smokehouse. They use high-efficiency smokers that reduce their energy requirements by more than 10%.

Vermont Smoke & Cure’s philosophy, “Better Meat for All” is truly the core of their beliefs. The brand is dedicated to doing their part in helping the meat industry move to a better future – one that is more humane, transparent and environmentally friendly. By sourcing solely from Certified Humane producers, they are supporting the idea of humanely raised animals. Between their Vermont values, sustainable, conscious practices, transparent meat sourcing and tight–knit farmer relationships, Vermont Smoke & Cure is one of the most premium, trusted brands in the space. *Learn more about how Vermont Smoke & Cure is doing thing’s the Vermont Way.


Aloe Gloe, an aloe water containing certified organic Aloe Vera, honors our planet on Earth Day and everyday. Produced locally in California, Aloe Gloe is heavily committed to sustainability, transparency and dignity in every step of production. The Aloe Vera in each bottle is cultivated in Mexico and every purchase contributes to a sustainable living for the brand's farmers and their families. Aloe Gloe is committed to sustainability in every step of production and route to market and believes in Fair Trade standards to ensure our farmers sustainability. The brand believes that consumers have the power to make choices that can improve the lives of others.

Aloe Gloe's bottles are recyclable and made in California. The white HDPE (High Density Polythylene) bottles prevent oxidation due to UV rays, allowing Aloe Gloe to continue the process of retaining the bioactive ingredients in Aloe Vera, the process that began during the careful harvesting. Learn more here about Aloe Gloe.

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