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In honor of Earth Day, we asked some environmentally aware FOAM friends for tips on how to be more eco-friendly all year round.

Articles // Kayla Noriega // 04/21/14
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Photo by Graham Dunn

Photo by Graham Dunn

Here at FOAM we love the planet. It goes without saying we’re also big fans of Earth Day. But it’s important to remember the holiday is not only for environmental enthusiasts-and that it’s even better if you put eco-conscious efforts into practice daily. With some tips and ideas from professionals who make going green chic, cool and quite a no-brainer, we can all be a friend to Mother Nature, no matter what day it is.

Mike and Alex Faherty, founders of Faherty Brand

“Get a Klean Kanteen and stop buying water in plastic bottles. Buy organic cotton clothing (which doesn’t cause toxic runoff from pesticides) and recycled polyester board shorts (made from plastic bottles). Use reusable shopping bags or paper bags-and if you forget, reuse plastic bags to put your sweaty clothes from hot yoga in. Buy fewer things, which means investing in clothing and products that withstand the test of time. And try natural soaps (we love all things by Juniper Ridge).”

Alexandra Swanson, marketing manager at Element Eden

“Reclaim, reuse, recycle and re-think. Before tossing something in the trash, think twice about whether it has another use-for example, pickle jars. I always use old pickle jars or almond butter jars as Tupperware or even cocktail glasses!”

Claudia Taylor, owner and designer of SurfMonk

“My best advice is to simply consume less-make good choices on what you buy so it lasts and is not disposable. Use non-scented, chemical-free soaps to wash not just your clothes (baking soda in the wash is a basic go-to!) but your house too. We use a



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