Earth Day: A Reminder to Protect Our Shared Home

Earth Day: A Reminder to Protect Our Shared Home

Authored by Alexandra Kennedy

April marks the 54th anniversary of Earth Day, a global celebration that serves as an important reminder of our responsibility to protect the environment. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, after a devastating oil spill in Santa Barbara, California sparked outrage and action around the environmental degradation happening across the United States.

What started as a grassroots movement to raise awareness about air and water pollution has since blossomed into an international day of action. Earth Day is now commemorated in more than 190 countries, with millions of people participating in cleanup efforts, educational events, political activism, and other initiatives aimed at championing a healthier planet.

At Day + West, we are deeply committed to operating our business in a way that prioritizes sustainability and environmental stewardship. This commitment is evident in every aspect of our work, from the carefully selected ingredients we use to the packaging we choose. We believe in being transparent about our sustainability efforts, even when it means going above and beyond what is required. That's why we've partnered with organizations like SkinSAFE to provide our customers with detailed information about the safety and origin of our ingredients.

Similarly, we've chosen to work with manufacturing and supplier partners who share our values around environmental responsibility. Our U.S.-based production facility, for instance, uses solar energy and has pursued carbon neutral certification. Furthermore, we've selected packaging materials with high percentages of post-consumer recycled content.

Beyond these operational choices, we've also made a commitment to support environmental nonprofits through our 1% for the Planet membership. By pledging 1% of our annual sales, we're able to contribute to crucial conservation and restoration efforts around the world.

Ultimately, Day + West is on a journey to continually improve our sustainability practices and find new ways to minimize our environmental impact. We know there is always more work to be done, but we're dedicated to being part of the solution.

As a 1% for the Planet member, we're proud to support the crucial work being done to address the world's most pressing ecological challenges. From reforestation efforts to ocean cleanup initiatives, the 1% for the Planet network is making a tangible difference.

Our partnership with 1% for the Planet is just one way we're working to lighten our footprint. We also use recycled and recyclable packaging, source sustainable ingredients, and employ renewable energy at our production facilities. And we're constantly looking for new ways to minimize our environmental impact while delivering high-performing, naturally-derived skincare products.

Ultimately, Earth Day is a reminder that we all have a role to play in protecting our shared home. Whether it's making eco-conscious choices as consumers, getting involved in local environmental causes, or using our platforms to spread awareness, every action counts.

We encourage you to join us in honoring Earth Day by reflecting on how you can live and shop more sustainably. Together, we can build a greener, healthier future for generations to come.

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