How to Make a Difference This Earth Day & Beyond with Eco-Friendly Choices

Earth Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s a powerful reminder of our shared responsibility to promote sustainability. This movement towards a more sustainable lifestyle such as integrating eco-conscious products into your daily routine is a simple yet significant step towards protecting our planet for future generations to come. All while practicing self-care!

Join More Than Lips in turning Earth Day activities into an everyday occurrence with a range of individual actions to community efforts, all aimed at reducing your environmental footprint.

Understanding Sustainability

Sustainability refers to the practice of meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. With a focus on environmental, social, and economic dimensions to create a balanced ecosystem. This involves using resources at a rate at which they can be replenished naturally, reducing pollution and waste, and valuing the well-being of all living things.

Embracing Eco-Friendly Products

Our climate is changing around us faster than ever predicted. From rising sea levels, and extreme heatwaves, to biodiversity loss, and compromised food security are some of the immediate threats. Did you know that the average US citizen emits 20 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, as a result, we’re feeling the impacts of human-caused global warming now more than ever.

Do you still think sustainability is a buzzword?

Opting to be environmentally conscious is more than just a trend—it's a necessary move towards slowing down global warming. At More Than Lips we prioritize natural ingredients such as candelilla wax and Grade A essential oils, as well as sustainable materials that are 100% recyclable, significantly reducing our ecological footprint. Proof that environmentally responsible practices can go hand in hand with curating a luxurious lip balm!

How to Participate in Earth Day with Purpose

Sustainability isn't just for Earth Day—it's a lifestyle. Incorporate these practices into your daily routine to ensure that every day is a step towards a more sustainable future! 

  1. Community Clean-Up Efforts: Engage in or organize local clean-up initiatives to enhance environmental stewardship within your local community. By promoting cleanliness and environmental responsibility, these efforts foster an immense sense of collective ownership of our planet.
  2. Tree Planting Initiatives: Collaborate with local eco-groups to participate in tree planting activities. Trees play a pivotal role in carbon sequestration and ecosystem health, making tree planting an impactful way to contribute to environmental conservation.
  3. Social Media Advocacy: Utilize social media platforms to greater amplify the message of sustainability and advocate for eco-friendly practices; inspiring others to make sustainable choices too!
  4. Waste Management Practices: Advocate for responsible waste management practices, including recycling and upcycling. Supporting brands like More Than Lips, which prioritize recyclable packaging, contributes to the reduction of landfill waste, and fosters a circular economy.

Going Beyond Earth Day

This Earth Day, embrace the opportunity to contribute to a legacy of a healthier Earth by choosing eco-friendly products and engaging in sustainable practices. We’re one of many women-owned, small businesses within the Toronto ecosystem that exemplify how you can operate sustainably and ethically. Let's use this day to initiate lasting changes that will benefit our communities and our planet.

What are you doing this Earth Day to support the planet? Share your amazing stories and tips below!