Shop and give back to the globe at the same time. 🌎
While April 22 is Earth Day, did you know the entire month of April is devoted to giving back to our planet? So if you need to do some shopping and want to help the environment, you’ll need to check out these brands.
Plenty of brands boast about eventually doing something to help the planet, but these companies are taking measurable actions right now. Shop these 16 brands to get what you need, give back, and save money (all at the same time).
American Eagle & Aerie
American Eagle and Aerie plan to be carbon neutral by 2023 by reducing water and energy usage, implementing more sustainable materials, and unveiling an upcycling program.
All donations to Aveda are given to cruelty-free breast cancer studies at Columbia University. The college specializes in research that focuses on the environment and genetic predisposition to breast cancer.
Backcountry lets you know if the product you’re looking at is sustainable or not. The tag will state if it’s:
- Certified B-Corp
- Bluesign Approved
- Made with organic materials
- Recycled or repurposed
- Responsible Wool Standard
- Responsible Down Standard
- Fair Trade Certified™
The Body Shop
Members of the Love Your Body loyalty program have the option to donate rewards points to one of The Body Shop’s charity partners. Some of the charities include Black Lives Matter, World Land Trust, and NO MORE.
Disney as a whole is planning to lower their emissions, conserve water, reduce waste, produce lower-impact products, build more sustainable long-term practices, and “green” production.
The company provides the (S)e.l.f. Made Scholarship, which includes $25,000 worth of funds to encourage young women’s empowerment.
The K-beauty brand has the HUG Campaign, which collaborates on multiple water conservation initiatives. They also have a partnership with WWF-Korea, and a portion of all sales go to help with beach cleaning at Tae-an National Park.
Nike plans on reducing their GHG emissions by 70% (64% as of 2022), using 50% environmentally preferred materials (39% as of 2022), and divert 100% of waste from landfill (97% as of 2022).
The beauty brand partners with One Tree Planted, which helps with reforestation efforts. Members of the loyalty program can also donate 50 points to plant trees.
Our Place uses environmentally friendly materials in all of their products and ensures ethical labor standards are met in all of their factories.
Paula’s Choice is a proud partner with TerraCycle to give customers a free recycling program to help dispose of their empties. You can earn rewards points when you do this (1 cent per point) and donate them to a school or charity of your choice.
The Hope & Grace Initiative hopes to provide young women with mental health resources with every purchase made.
Samsung currently has plans to be net zero by 2050. In order to achieve this, the company is creating a sustainable supply chain, using eco-conscious chips, and working with environmental agencies like BCMS and SEPI.
Sol de Janeiro
The company has a partnership with Rainforest Action Network to help preserve the Amazon Rainforest.
Target has an entire action plan to ensure its environmental impact is as little as possible. These efforts include:
- Sustainable products
- Waste & circular economy (finding plastic alternatives)
- Climate & energy (renewable energy)
- Chemicals (comprehensive chemical management framework)
- Materials & deforestation (programs for sustainably acquiring fabrics)
- Water (freshwater stewardship program)
- Animal welfare (100% cage-free eggs by 2025)
- Sustainable operations (minimizing carbon footprint)
- Responsible resource use (lower impact materials in products)
The company’s new Heart to Tarte program is a nonprofit organization to help other organizations (like Habitat For Humanity) provide disaster relief.
The TULA Medical School Scholarship helps to support research fellowships for medical students and residents at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The goal is to help diversity in the medical field.
Looking for something else cool to do on April 22? Check out the limited edition vinyls getting released in time for Record Store Day 2023!