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Are you going to celebrate 2022 Earth Day?

Maybe you want to, but you’re not sure how. In that case, we’re here to help.

According to EarthDay.org, the theme for 2022 Earth Day is “Invest In Our Planet.” Based on that theme, we have 8 ways you can do just that in your homes and communities.

2022 Earth Day Idea #1: Plant a Tree

This has been a great thing to do for the planet for decades, and it still is today. The Canopy Project improves the environment by planting trees across the globe. You can donate to the Canopy Project, or plant a tree (or several trees) around your home or in your community.

Pollinator Garden#2: Plant a Pollinator Garden

A pollinator garden attracts bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds as well as other beneficial creatures that transfer pollen from flower to flower. Planting a pollinator garden can make a huge difference in your area, as many pollinators (like bees) have suffered greatly from the loss of habitat, pesticide use, or the spread of invasive plant species.

Native plants are the best plant pollinators. Call your local Cooperative Extension office to find out what the native plants are in your area. GardeningKnowHow.com has a handy extension office search page here.

2022 Earth Day Idea #3: Host a Teach-In for Earth Day

A teach-in is a lecture or discussion on subjects of public interest meant to educate and mobilize citizens. You can host your own teach-in in your community to cultivate awareness of climate change and planet-saving techniques.

The Earth Day organization has a helpful teach-in toolkit you can use. This makes it easy for anyone—no matter their background—to help teach on earth-day subjects. You can choose from a variety of topics to cover, including plastic pollution, air and/or water quality, biodiversity loss, food sustainability, climate change, and more.

#4. Clean Up Your Community

Sometimes one of the best things can do for the planet is to clean up your area. Get some neighbors, friends, and associates together and make a party out of it. Clean up around your neighborhood, or take your group to a nearby beach, river, lake, trail, or park and beautify those areas.

Register your cleanup or find one near you here.

2022 Earth Day Idea #5: Become a Citizen Scientist

You can use the Global Earth Challenge app to gather critical environmental data near you. It’s available for Android and iOS devices and has two elements for you to measure: air quality and plastic pollution—with more on the way.

Users can take readings throughout the day to track how human activity and weather patterns change the air we breathe and can record the quality of the air easily outside their windows. Each reading adds to a global database of knowledge.

Download your app here.

#6: Make Your Next Meal Plant-Based

Limiting or avoiding animal products can help reduce the burdens of animal agriculture on the planet. According to Harvard Health, different foods have differing impacts on the environment. The production of animal-based foods “tends to have higher greenhouse gas emissions than producing plant-based foods…”

Even if you enjoy eating meat, just making one day per week a meatless or plant-based day can make a difference. Keep in mind too that food waste is another part of the problem. See this article for more help on tackling food waste at home.

2022 Earth Day Idea #7: Try a Simple Act of Green

We can all do simple acts every day that benefit the planet. Here are some ideas:

  • Always carry a reusable bag for shopping and other uses.
  • Turn the lights off when you leave the room.
  • Recycle as much as you can.
  • Save water—turn it off.
  • Get off junk mail lists—register with the Direct Marketing Association’s DMAchoice mail preference service.
  • Unplug any devices or appliances when you’re not using them.
  • Use a stainless steel or other reusable water bottle.
  • Buy your food locally. The shorter the food chain, the less waste is created before it reaches your kitchen.
  • Switch your flours. Crops can’t be grown every year in the same soil without replacing nutrients taken by the plants. Switching the flour you use can help—eating rye, for instance, supports farmers’ rotation. Other options include spelt and emmer flour.

Green Skin Care#8: Green Up Your Skin Care

Skincare products can hurt the planet via excess waste, plastics, and toxic ingredients. To green up your skincare routine, try these tips:

  • Avoid products with triclosan: This is an antibacterial agent used in some makeup powders, toothpaste, tooth whitening products, antiperspirants and deodorants, shaving products, and skincare products to keep them free of microbes. It’s also a hormone disruptor that can contaminate our waterways. Look for “triclosan” or “triclocarban” on the ingredient list.
  • Avoid products with parabens: These are preservatives that have been linked to breast cancer and are also believed to be hormone disruptors in dolphins and other marine mammals. Look for “paraben-free” on the product label, and watch for words like methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and others ending in -paraben on the ingredient list.
  • Buy from conscientious companies: You have a lot of choices when it comes to your skincare products. Some companies are doing business like they always have, but others are producing products that are good for your skin but don’t harm the planet. Look for companies that care about the ingredients they use and include non-toxic options like natural butters and oils. Remember that CV Skinlabs uses only safe ingredients, and makes use of a minimalistic multi-use product line.
  • Take a break now and then: The fewer products you use, the less there is to pollute the Earth. Consider going without makeup now and then, and think twice about signing up for those regular beauty deliveries. Going without makeup for a day can also be good for your skin!

2022 Earth Day Fact: CV Skinlabs is Investing In Our Planet!

We’re happy to say that we have kept the planet in mind from the beginning. We:

  • researched and formulated our products to be free of toxins
  • created recyclable packaging
  • donate to Women’s Voices for the Earth—an organization that works to eliminate toxic chemicals that harm women’s health.

We hope you’ll join us in getting active on Earth Day 2022! Here’s another fun idea:

Join This Year’s Earth Month Ecochallenge

This is a digital platform that gamifies behavior change. Join our team as you work to earn points while cleaning up our planet. Every team member can select actions, check off their completed actions, track and share their individual progress, and earn points for taking action. Join us and see how your and your team members’ efforts are impacting your world.

What do you have planned for 2022 Earth Day?

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Celebrate! New Year’s Makeup

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Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.

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jane iredale new years makeup jarsThe holidays are here and so is the time to play with shimmer in your makeup look! Keep reading for 20 creative ways to use 24-Karat Gold Dust, from subtle to dramatic you can ring in the new year with a little sparkle. Eyes: 1. Tap any shade into the middle of the eye lid with your finger to create a luminous blink. 2. For a gilded smoky effect, apply eyeliner then use a dampened Smudge Brush to overlay Gold 24-Karat Gold Dust. 3. Tap any shade into its cap and spritz with your favorite Hydration Spray, then press into the eyelid with your eye shadow brush for a foiled effect.eye shere 4. For retro-chic eyes, apply Champagne Silk or Brown Silk Eye Shere on the eye lid and layer Bronze 24-K on top. Draw a winged line along the upper lash line with the Black Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner and apply Longest Lash Mascara. 5. For a dramatic gold eye, start with Lemon Lid Primer, and then press Gold 24-Karat on top. Finish with lots of Black Onyx PureLash Mascara on top and bottom lashes. 6. For a golden brow straight from the runways, apply PureBrow® Fix & Mascara to the brows. While wet, apply Gold 24-Karat using the Detail Brush. Body: 7. Mix Bronze 24-Karat Gold Dust with Tantasia and apply all over your body for a glowing, shimmering bronze. 8. Mix Gold or Bronze into the Golden Powder-Me SPF for a golden goddess look at the beach. 9. Mix a little of any shade into body lotion and apply on the body for a candlelit glow. 10. A special night out calls for more shimmer: apply with your favorite powder brush over your shoulders and décolleté. 11. Apply to earlobes for an unexpected dazzle that complements your favorite braid, pony or updo. Face: 12. Dust theGold orSilver 24-Karat Gold Dust onto the top of the cheekbone with the White Fan Brush to create a highlight. All In Touch highlighting & blush products13. Mix a small amount of any shade with Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener or Smooth Affair for Oily Skin and apply with the Blending Brush to give an all over glow. 14. For a rich, glowy look mix your favorite shade of 24-Karat with any shade of In Touch® Cream Blush on the back of your hand, using the Foundation Brush, then apply to cheeks. Llips: 15. Apply your favorite lip gloss and press any shade of 24-Karat Gold Dust into it to give extra shimmer and dimension. justkissed16. Tap Gold or Silver into the center of the lower lip with the finger tip and cover with gloss to make the lip appear fuller and shinier. 17. Apply a small amount of Forever Pink, Forever Peach or Forever Red Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain to the lips and cheeks then blend in a small amount of Gold or Silver 24-Karat for the look of rich hydration and saturated color. Hair and nails: 18. Mix into your favorite hair product for an exciting take on highlights. 19. Paint nails with your favorite color. While the polish is still wet, sprinkle a small amount on the half moon area of your nail. Shake your hand once in a downward motion to spread down the nail, creating an ombre effect. Finish with a top coat. 20. Rub 24-Karat Gold Dust into your natural nail bed and apply a clear nail polish to seal. How will you use 24-Karat Gold Dust this season? Tell us below!
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