Today’s the day you’ll notice a flood of green on nails, clothes, accessories and more. But “going green” can mean more than just the shade you wear. After all, we’re all about being natural, being good and helping out. Here are 10 ways you can do good (the green way). Oh, and of course we wouldn’t leave off some beautifully lucky shades you should rock today and beyond.
1. Keep it clean
Head to your favorite park or hangout spot with garbage bags in hand and pick up some trash to make sure Mother Nature looks beautiful all the time. Next time you go back, you’ll appreciate it so much more.
A super simple concept a lot of us forget about. Grab some bright bins to create your own in-home recycling center. Make it a fun family affair. Keep track of who recycles the most and get a reward for being the Queen (or King) of Green. Make sure to brush up on the basic rules of recycling before you get started.
3. Turn empty into full
It’s that dreaded moment when you run out of your favorite foundation, eyecolor or blush. An empty pot. But don’t just throw it away. Use it to create your own custom eyecolor. Mix and match two of your favorite bareMinerals shades for a one-of-a-kind color. It even makes a great gift (hint, hint).
4. Donate some green
Putting your money towards a beautiful cause is the easiest way to go green. Feeling overwhelmed with the number of charities out there? A simple search should help you narrow down your options.
5. Bike around
Spring is right around the corner. Time to get outside and enjoy that fresh air. Biking is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint AND get a workout in while you’re at it. Think about biking to work at least once a week if you can. Or replace a normal car trip with a sweet ride. You can practically feel that wind in your hair.
6. Make your own cleaning supplies
Take matters into your own hands and DIY your cleaning supplies. You’ll save money and know exactly what you’re putting on your counters, floors, and everything in between. Here are a bunch of recipes to get you started.
7. Flex your green thumb
Go the garden route to show off your love of nature. Whether you choose to go small or large, vegetables or flowers, your garden will deliver BIG on the green factor. Here’s the perfect guide to help you out.
8. Get your volunteering on
Actions speak louder than words, so act out with some quality volunteer time. No matter what you do, you’ll feel great helping out others. Don’t know where to begin? Find the right volunteer opportunity for you here.
9. Eat local
Hit up your local Farmers Market for fresh, locally sourced fruit and veggies. Don’t have one nearby? You can always take part in a CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) and get boxes of freshness delivered to you weekly or bi-weekly from local farms.
10. Look the (green) part
We’ve got beauty on the brain and these gorgeous stunners will satisfy any green color craving you may have. Choose from bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow: The Hollywood Ending, The Scenic Route or The Winner Is, along with lots of other beautiful green eyecolors.