The past couple of days have been unseasonably warm here in the Pacific Northwest. I am certainly not complaining. Summer is the heat, the warm rays of sweet sunshine, the blue sky. I am sure you are already beginning to be bombarded with fall plans, activities, and even the consumer culture that surrounds all seasons, all holidays, all the time. My heart tells me it is still summer and to enjoy every minute while I can.
There are certain considerations for whether buying anything new is necessary or even just worth its weight in gold… (or is it green?). Going green typically means frugality and reusing, but sometimes conscientious shopping means we can reduce and reuse more often. Isn’t that the priority of any green living advocate? Even if you are looking forward to the change of season, these fabulous eco-friendly must-haves for summer will serve you for many years to come and are well worth considering now!
5 Must-Have Eco-Friendly Summer Buys
Reusable Produce Bags. Whether you shop at the supermarket or the farmer’s market, loose produce goes best into a bag. Why tarnish your healthy choice with disposable plastic when reusable produce bags are available and inexpensive?
Stainless Steel Water Bottle. When we work and play in the heat our bodies need lots and lots of water. Stay hydrated with the safest options on the market: stainless steel. Take it everywhere and refill!
Herbal First Aid Kit. Spending time outdoors is one of my favorite things about the summer months, but being outdoors can mean scrapes, sunburns, allergies and other minor discomforts that require a little herbal relief.
Market Basket. This is your essential basket for farmer’s markets, farm visits, and impromptu summer picnics. Perfect for the discerning shopper who avoids disposable bags at all costs and seeks the best way to carry the multitude of fresh produce home.
What are your summer must-haves?
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