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Seven ways to celebrate Earth Day and a Giveaway from Live Clean #EarthDay - Outside The Box

Seven ways to celebrate Earth Day and a Giveaway from Live Clean #EarthDay

Seven ways to celebrate Earth Day and a Giveaway from Live Clean #EarthDay

Happy Earth Day to You! It just so happens to also be my birthday today, although Earth Day is just slightly older than me (because no I am not older than dirt!). Earth Day began in 1970 when 20 million Americans launched rallies across the US to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. Today Earth Day is a recognized around the globe by hundreds of millions of people! Are you doing anything special to celebrate Earth Day this year? Need some ideas? Here are a few ways you can celebrate the earth today (or any day):

1. Leave the car at home

Unless you absolutely need to, try not taking your car out today. Walk, cycle, even public transit. Will one day of not driving make a difference to the word? Honestly, I’m not sure but it might make a difference to YOU and maybe to your kids. It might get you motivated and thinking about times that you drive that maybe you don’t really need to.

2. Plant something

If you can, plant something today. A tree, a flower, some herbs. Not only is it good for the earth it’s good for the soul! Even if you don’t have a yard, there are plenty of things you can grow indoors and it’s an awesome activity to do with kids!

3. Clean up

Get outside and get cleaning! I bet you wouldn’t have to go to far outside your own front door to find litter lying around. Put on some gloves, grab a garbage bag and go pick up some things. Every little bit helps!

4. Turn out the lights

No I’m not suggesting you have to do everything by candle light. But take a look around your home right now. How many lights are on? Are they all necessary? I literally just looked up and did this very thing and realized there was at least one light (with three bulbs) that doesn’t need to be on. Again, this is one of those things that you can start doing today that you can carry forward every day!

5. Take a shorter shower 

Do you love to indulge in a long hot shower? I don’t blame you. There’s nothing better (well except maybe a bubble bath) after a long stressful day. But today maybe make a point of setting a timer for 5 minutes and when it goes off so does the shower. If you happen to have a low flow shower head then reward yourself with an extra couple of minutes.

6. Get outside

If you can, just get outside. Go for a walk. Take the kids to the park. Do some work in your back yard. Just get out and appreciate nature as best you can.

7. Shop smarter

There are so many small things we can do to decrease our stress on the environment as consumers. Ditching throw away shopping bags for reusable ones, choosing produce that isn’t over packaged, and looking for products that are easier on the environment.

One of my favorite earth friendly brands is Live Clean. If you are already familiar with Live Clean you probably know that they have always cared about our environment. In fact that’s what they are all about – bringing you earth friendly beauty and personal care products that not just work but that you love. Every Live Clean product delivers exceptional results using plant and natural based ingredients. We’ve been using Live Clean products for a while now in our home and we really do love them. Not only are they eco friendly but they are luxurious! And they work, which is something I don’t always find to be true when searching out earth friendly products.  I also love that they are made in Canada.

Live Clean has a huge line of amazing products from hair care to baby care and I can’t possibly touch on all of them in this post but I will highlight a few.

Lavender Vanilla Aromatherapy Foam Bath

Live Clean Foam Bath

Even though I’ve been using Live Clean products for years I had no idea this foam bath even existed. So I was really excited to discover it! I love my bubble baths so much (and no I don’t fill the tub!). This luxurious foam bath is 98% plant derived, with lavender, vanilla, bergamot, ylang ylang, jasmine and chamomile. It also smells great with out being over powering.

Mineral Clay Rebalancing Shampoo and Conditioner

I regularly use several of the hair care products from Live Clean but I haven’t yet tried the Mineral Clay shampoo and conditioner (although I am looking forward to it). The Mineral rich shampoo perfectly cleanses oily roots and hydrates ends while the conditioner leaves hair gorgeously fresh and flowing. The secret: three mineral clays – Kaolin, Montmorillonite, and Bentonite plus organic botanicals of Apple Cider, Witch Hazel, Tea Tree and Green Tea. 

Live Clean Baby

My introduction to Live Clean was actually with their baby products. When I went out searching for gentle, yet effective, products to use on my daughter and found a line that was also eco friendly I was all over it!  Made with authentic Shea and Cocoa butters, Live Clean Baby Shea Cocoa Butter Shampoo & Wash gently cleanses baby’s sensitive skin all the while providing long lasting, deep moisture. Quinoa and Vanilla extract help lock in moisture. Like all Live Clean products, it’s plant derived and eco-friendly. Hard working but oh so gentle, Live Clean Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash is baby’s perfect daily shampoo  and wash and perfect for bathing baby as well!  Our clinically tested, tear-free formula cleanses without drying, leaving baby’s skin and hair feeling soft.  Made with purified water and enriched with certified organic botanicals of Chamomile, Lavender and Aloe, our unique formula rinses easily with a gentle scent that soothes baby and smells…heavenly. The other thing I really love about these baby products is you can get them in the larger 750 ml sizes. I find most baby care products come in smaller bottles so you have to buy them more often. The larger bottles means less waste!

Enter to win!

To help celebrate Earth Day I’m thrilled to be offering a great giveaway courtesy of Live Clean! One lucky reader is going to win a prize pack containing these Live Clean products:

  • Live Clean Mineral Clay Rebalancing Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo

  • Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo

  • Coconut Milk Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap 

  • Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Lotion

  • Fresh Water Hydrating Body Wash

  • Live Clean Lavender Aromatherapy Foam Bath

  • Gentle Moisture Baby Tearless Shampoo & Wash

  • Shea Cocoa Butter Baby Lotion

You can enter using the form below. And for another to chance to win from Live Clean had over to their site and enter the Digital Detox Contest where you could win a week at a digital free resort! Good luck in both giveaways!


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  1. We recycle and compost and always try to close all the lights when they aren’t needed.

  2. We are cleaning out our closets & donating & or swap party soon/

  3. I recycle everything I can and buy secondhand items when I can.

  4. Florence Cochrane
    Sunday 22 April 2018, 1:16 pm

    We recycle, reuse and compost daily. I wash laundry and cold water and hang it outside to dry whenever possible.

  5. I started recycling in the late 1970’s & my kids clearly recall going for a drive to return bottles and tin to the site. It is automatic now for all of us.

  6. We recycle and compost! And today we are turning off the lights and going outside

  7. We recycle and reuse as much as possible, and I changed all my lightbulbs over and make sure to keep lights off when not in use

  8. I walked to a party rather than driving today, obtained a gifted helmet rather than buying new, and we always conserve water and power!

  9. We recycle, keep electronics unplugged until we use them and use as little water as we can.

  10. We are going out for a nature walk!

  11. We went for a walk in nature!

  12. I recycle and reuse every day as well as compost. I try to use walk/ride when I can and also reduce water use too

  13. We did some garbage picking up around the town today to try and help out.

  14. We compost our food scraps and we also recycle and use reusable bags!

  15. I am celebrating Earth Day by turning lights and electronics off tonight 🙂

  16. I don’t do anything special on Earth Day. But on most days I try to recycle as much as I can, and I always buy second-hand if it’s an option.

  17. We participated in a neighborhood clean up.

  18. I recycle and reuse as much as possible, and I always try to conserve water too.

  19. I am watering my plants and conserving electricity. Also recycling properly.

  20. I recycle, reuse and compost to help the environment1

  21. We will be honouring Earth Day next weekend by being part of our neighbourhood clean up.

  22. Every day I recycle and I have used reuseable shopping bags for ages

  23. On Earth Day we planted some seeds, but then spent most of the day outside. It was a beautiful day and we cleaned up some of the yard., made a trip to the recycling depot and bbq’d.

  24. We shut everything down and played a board game together and had a great time.

  25. Always recycle everything I can!

  26. We recycle, compost and reuse whatever we can. We try to repair things instead of replacing and love getting outside to enjoy nature.

  27. not just earth day,but everyday.. we recycle everything we can., try to conserve water and electricity, wash clothes in cold water, use reusuable containers and water bottles etc

  28. We are joining in on an annual community clean up!

  29. I plant lots of trees, (not only on Earth Day), and trash into the trash

  30. I plan on spending Earth Day enjoying the great outdoors 

  31. My family tries to recycle or repurpose items as much as possible. We also compost and use it for our garden.

  32. We recycle, compost and reuse what we can.


  34. We recycle everything we can, have a composter and use reusable bags and food containers. We also turn off lights and electronics not in use.

  35. We recycle, reuse, conserve and compost. We take the time to appreciate our beautiful city!

  36. We recycle as much as we can and turn the power off for 1 hour

  37. We celebrated Earth Day by shopping at the bulk store using our own reusable bags.

  38. I make a point of always recycling, and I’ve been doing more composting. I also bought a more efficient vehicle. I like to use green cleaners and personal products too.

  39. We’re working really hard on minimizing (food) packaging by buying more in bulk, larger quantities and making more of our own products. Besos Sarah.

  40. we help by cleaning up the neighbourhood of any garbage

  41. I celebrated earth day by spending time in my yepard with my cats.

  42. We recycle and compost and always bring reusable bags to shop

  43. we use our own cutlery at fast food places.

  44. I attended the Great cloth Diaper Change for Earth day!

  45. We compost, recycle, re-use, and make garden art (stepping stones, birdhouses, garden ornaments etc).

  46. We reduce, reuse and recycle!

  47. As a family, we recylcle and compost and we just traded our car for a hybrid one.

  48. We went for a walk outdoors and picked up litter.

  49. we recycle e and use reusable shopping bags everyday and on earth day we helped pick up garbage in our neighbourhood

  50. We recycle and reuse .

  51. On Monday we just took 2 huge boxes of clothing to a donation centre for the homeless. We do that a few times a year.

  52. We always use reusable lunch containers and water bottles. We compost, recycle, reuse clothing and dry our laundry outside when ever possible

  53. We use reusable lunch containers, recycle and I vintage shop…

  54. Debbie WhiteBeattie
    Thursday 26 April 2018, 11:46 pm

    For every day we recycle, compost, conserve water, conserve energy and burn paper products so they don’t end up in the land fill.

  55. We always recycle , compost and hang our clothes to dry . We have containers for our water so no bottled water.

  56. We always recycle and use a rain barrel for the garden.

  57. I compost and reuse jars!

  58. We really cut down on the waste we produce by making smarter choices when we shop.

  59. I am teaching my girls about recycling and composting, reducing water and electricity consumption.

  60. In our house we recycle and do vermi-composting.

  61. I recycle any time I can, and I use re usable bags

  62. To celebrate #EarthDay we reuse,recycleand reduce whenever possible. I like to compost as well and we have also been purchasing energy efficient appliances and energy efficient light bulbs.

  63. Recycling efficiently and using rechargeable batteries instead

  64. I use reusable grocery bags

  65. We celebrate Earth Day, everyday, by growing our own vegetables.

  66. I always walk instead of taking transport when I can

  67. We always recycle!!

  68. We reduce, reuse, recycle

  69. We do our best to reuse and recycle

    Tuesday 1 May 2018, 10:28 pm


  71. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    Thursday 3 May 2018, 10:29 pm

    we took our little ones to the river and picked up garbage

  72. We always recycle whenever we can and we always pack lunch with reuseable container and bring our own water bottle

  73. I compost, reduce and reuse and recycle.

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