December 4, 2015
Since 2000, Eartheasy’s principles have been aligned with the environment. They are Green America and US EPA Watersense members, carbon neutral and family-owned, plus they plant a tree for every order through the Trees for the Future Foundation. So, when you’re looking for green gifts that will improve your home and your life, Eartheasy is a good bet.
Eartheasy was founded by Greg Seaman, whose life changed after working at an exhibit in the American Museum of Natural History that focused on human kind’s impact on the environment. Later in life he and his family moved onto an isolated island to begin a new life off the grid. Fishing, gardening, trading with neighbors and building a house out of recovered materials were just a few aspects of this new lifestyle.
Greg’s stated goal with Eartheasy is this: “to encourage, inspire and inform people about the benefits of a simpler, less material lifestyle, and the importance of protecting our natural environment as the source of our well-being.” Eartheasy curbs their impact on the environment with composting, LED and CFL lighting, recycling packaging materials and using Fair Trade suppliers if products come from overseas. Eartheasy also sells four special bars of soap from which all net-profits go towards either Ocean Alliance, Pollinator Partnership, SEE Turtles or the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
When someone wants a gift that will actually improve their life in the long-term, Eartheasy has a lot of options. Whether you’re shopping for a camper, a green thumb or an aspiring chef, there are plenty of practical and green gifts for everyone. This is in part because the company is family-run, so Greg’s sons and his wife are all contributing their perspectives!
Eartheasy is a great resource for sustainable decision-making at the household level. There are guides on gardening, home improvement, eating better and even car-buying, many of which are based on the site founder’s person experience. It’s also a great place to buy gifts for loved ones, especially if they’re nature-lovers. If not, that’s fine, get them some sweet equipment and encourage them to give the wilderness a try.
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