How to Live an Eco-Lifestyle & Win Big with JRFM

This morning I chatted with Barbara Beam on our weekly lifestyle segment on JRFM all about Earth Day and how you can take part and celebrate our planet.

 

If you missed our coverage here are my recommendations that we chatted about!

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which earth day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. If you missed our coverage here are my recommendations that we chatted about for you to take part in and at the end of THIS blog LOTS of goodies for YOU TO WIN!

If you missed our On Air chat CLICK THIS LINK below:

Lets start with Naked Yoga – A place where you and the entire class share a yoga practice completely and utterly, naked. It’s a non-judgmental environment to practice your downward facing dog. No shoes, no shirt, no problem.

Despite your fear of people knowing you have cellulite, several studies find that being naked is actually good for you. Instead of reading countless hours of medical journals you can simply just Google it. It’s beneficial for our skin, our mood, and our self-confidence. It contributes to relaxation, enhances circulation and helps us get comfortable with our own bodies.

You can attend Naked DudeYoga classes in Vancouver – Near Haro and Denman. Unfortunately, they do not offer mixed-gender classes. But you’re not out of luck just yet! The best part about yoga and naked yoga is you can also do it at home. Here is a quick list of some free online yoga classes that you can do at home alone or with a friend but still get the same benefits. Have fun stripping and stretching!

2. Granville’s Mingle in the Dark Event this Thursday from 7-10pm in the taproom.

Join them in appreciation of Granville’s sustainability partnership with Bullfrog Power. Great tasting craft beer, delicious food, and a candlelit taproom sounds like an exciting way to spend a Thursday night.

At the end of the blog post you’ll find out how you can have the chance to win one of  2 growlers (Any beer that is currently on tap). A growler is a great sustainable option for Earth Day and the lucky winners can pickup their prize at the Mingle in the Dark event.

 

3. Order some healthy, organic food into the office. 

There are a variety you can choose from in Vancouver like – Fitness Foods…. Their commitment to organic food is beyond anything I’ve seen. When we spend our dollars on organic produce and non-medicated meats we ‘vote’ for more of this and put less into the hands of companies supporting GMOs. They work with a nutritionist to develop meals that are all organic and non-medicated. They tailor their meals specific to their clientele– offering Paleo, grass-fedd meats, free-range eggs, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and even have a competitor’s line for their clients in fitness competitions!
Fitness Foods is offering a gift card in our prize pack below.

 

Receive 10% off your entire order at Fitness Foods with the promo code “Langston10” 

4. Get outdoors.

ShareShed recently launched Guiides – certified guides that offer tours — hiking to Garibaldi Lake, slack lining in Squamish, mountain biking in the Rockies, surfing in Sombrio etc. Guiides is not a tour company, they aggregate people who are deeply passionate about their activity with those looking for a new adventure! Never before has it been easier and as inexpensive to get out and experience a true local adventure.

Both ShareShed and Guiides are based around the notion of getting people outdoors and exploring their backyard. This fits in well with Earth Day because not only are you encouraged to appreciate the earth but the sharing community is based around less waste. For ShareShed, the more I can borrow from a neighbour the less I need to buy (the less I buy, the less waste is produced in packaging alone!) and for Guiides, giving my business to small companies or individuals who are highly passionate and well-trained is increasing tourism without the carbon footprint of a large company.

 

Receive 10% off any guided tour with the promo code ‘explore16’ 

An interesting upcoming event I recommend checking out: https://guiides.com/adventure/55/p/ethical-foraging-wild-aromas-and-food-collections/.

 

5. Love the skin your in! 

One of my favourite vegan cosmetics lines Emani Vegan Cosmetics is a perfect way to show your skin some love. Even better, Emani is from Vancouver and you can find them in London Drugs! Emani an eco-conscious line of beauty products that are vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free and free of petrochemicals and other irritants. The packaging is made of recycled and biodegradable paper.

The founder of Emani Vegan Cosmetics, Michelle Doan is from Vancouver who created a cosmetics line that wouldn’t irritate her cystic acne and would actually be good for her skin! Check out our prize pack below to have a chance to try out these ridiculously cool cosmetics!

6. Light an Aveda Light The Way candle; which they sell in honour of Earth Month (April!) with all sales proceeds going directly to WaterAid

It’s the 10 year anniversary of Aveda’s partnership with WaterAid (with over $3.5 million raised in Earth Month initiatives alone).

Select Aveda Canada salons will also be hosting “Appointments for Clean Water” on April 25th, and encouraging guests to book an appointment on this day where all services are donated to WaterAid Canada. The funds raised will directly provide communities in Madagascar with clean water for life. For everyone in Vancouver, the Aveda Tonic salons: one located on Robson St., and the other in South Granville is still accepting appointments! Call 604.689.5484 to book today!

7. Have a drink and celebrate being alive!

Some organic, earth-friendly wines I would recommend are:

Edible Canada is introducing their first wine crafted from certified organic grapes:

1. Haywire Switchback Organic Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014 

2. Narrative XC Method, a charmat sparkling wine and 

3. Edible Canada’s new private label, Market Fresh

YOU have the chance to WIN our Earth Day Prize Pack valued at $580 that includes:

  •  2 Granville Island Growlers
  • $100 credit to Fitness Foods
  • $50 gift card to Edible Canada
  • 2 Bottles of Wine From Okanagan Cursh Pad – Switch Back Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014 and Narrative XC  Method, a charmat sparkling wine
  • Haircut or Style at Vancouver Aveda Tonic Salon & A Light The Way candle from Aveda
  • Emani Cosmetics
    • 1 Primer Serum
    • 1 Organic Soy Mascara
    • 2 Lip Shine Lip Gloss
    • 1 Sculpting Pressed Blush or Pressed Mosaic Blush
    • 1 HD Bamboo Setting Powder

Granville Island Brewing is giving away 2 reusable growlers too celebrate its recent partnership with Bullfrog Power, which puts 100% clean, pollution-free electricity into the Canadian power grid.  As long as Granville has it on tap, the choice of brew is up to you.

When can you pickup your prize:

Granville is hosting a Mingle in the Dark party tonight from 7-10pm in the taproom. You’re welcome to join the event and pickup your growler then. If you’re unable to attend, stop by the brewery when you’re available and the Granville team will help you out.

To enter simply click here and tell us how you plan to celebrate Earth Day in the comments!  There will be 2 winners, deadline to enter is 2pm Monday April 25th.
Good luck and we will be back next Thursday with some Prom Tips and Tricks. You never know there might be a red carpet giveaway so tune in!
Natalie xx

 

This is a respost from the original story found on Barbara Beams Blog on JRFM.com