At Michael’s Consignment when you shop our items whether it’s a new dress or new shoes, you are supporting a circular economy instead of a linear economy. Reusing items and giving items new homes helps to save the environment. Not only that, but we carry sustainable designed brands such as Stella McCartney, Boyish Jeans, and Rag & Bone.

Stella McCartney Black Vegetarian Material Silver Chain Tote $685

Stella McCartney Long Black Patterned Silk Skirt Sz. 4 $145

The purpose of Earth Day should not be limited to just a day. The acts that are highlighted on Earth Day are important for everyone to be aware of, but as a society we must do our part. Below are ways in which you can reduce your carbon and water footprints in order to sustain our planet for the present and the future.

  1. Lifestyle

To start, things such as bringing your own reusable bag to stores, using a travel mug for coffee and other drinks, and converting to a reusable water bottle for water when on the go can all help our environment. These steps will reduce your usage of single use plastics immensely.

  1. Wardrobe

There are many ways to be kind to the environment through your wardrobe. The steps to take to have an environmentally conscious wardrobe are to invest in nicer pieces that will last you longer, shopping consignment, and washing your items less often to reduce your water footprint.

  1. Waste Management

Get to know the recycling rules in your area to ensure you recycle your plastics, metals, and paper products once you are done with them. Some great resources to check up on your waste production are the Water Calculator and the Carbon Footprint Calculator

To get more involved on this Earth Day in New York City, here are some events taking place: Best Earth Day Events in NYC - Time Out

For more facts about Earth Day, visit: Earth Day Facts You Probably Never Knew - Real Simple

In what ways are you eco-friendly? Let us know in the comments!

April 22, 2019 — Rachel Trusso

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