Happy Earth Day

After oil spills, extreme pollution from factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the encroachment on wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife, private citizens called for action.  After years of pleading to local and federal governments, Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, made his constituents cause his own and April 22nd officially became known as Earth Day in 1970.

As a result a rare political alignment emerged, there was support and common values realized from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city dwellers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders.  The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the Nixon Administration and the passage of the Clean AirClean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

We all share this planet and we all need to be its keeper.  By living “green” through recycling, limiting our use of chemicals that seep into the ground and water, finding alternative energy sources, eliminating the use of one time products, and speaking with our dollars to support companies mindful of the environment and sustainability, we can all make a difference.

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Which is why in honor of Earth Day when you donate your old mat to The Green Yogi (we will donate it to a local charity at the end of April) you will receive 20% off a new manduka Yoga Mat!  If you’re ready for a new mat get familiar with manduka, they are an eco-conscious company that makes the BEST mats.   They’re the perfect balance between form, function, design, and eco-chicness.  Some of their mats even have a lifetime warranty, which is truly great since you will no longer have to throw your mat away (mats usually end up in landfills and sometimes take hundreds of years to decompose…) manduka’s mission is to nurture our planet, unite people, foster love, and to celebrate design all while living authentic and joyful lives, otherwise known to them as “joyology.”

If you’re in the market for a new mat donate your old one to continue its life then embrace an eco friendly high performing manduka mat at The Green Yogi.

Be Inspired,

Kelly

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