April 24, 2017

Roots for a Brighter Future – Buy, Save, & Plant!

Earth Day and Arbor Day happen the same week this year and these holidays always give me a lot to think about. Spring has sprung in Connecticut and I’ve been so happy clipping daffodils and tulips for our vases, watching the rose bushes begin to flutter back to life, and seeing the hosta spring from the garden beds. There is so much to celebrate and be grateful for! When I think of these Earth-centered holidays I am reminded how much I want to protect our Earth and it’s resources despite the fact that we are just one small family on this big planet. How can I make a difference when I am clearly incapable of planting a forest on my own, or abandoning driving a car forevermore?

I know I am not the only person who wonders this daily and today I am thrilled to share that our friends at Unilever have thought of a few solutions for us. Helping the planet can be as easy as going to Stop & Shop. Since I shop their regularly I was thrilled to participate in their Buy, Save, Plant program for Arbor Day 2017.

All you have to do is buy $15 worth of participating Unilever products. Then you automatically save $5 at checkout, AND a tree is planted in a reservation in Massachussetts or Pennsylvania. It is so simple! Of course, we also like to do our usual family Earth Day activities like planting an herb pot for summer, and preparing our garden for summer.

Buy Plant save

But this is bigger — planting a tree! — AND easy, plus, I am picking up staples for our home anyway so it all makes sense. If we all do this simple thing, picking up products we need, we can make a big difference. In fact, through this partnership up to 50,000 trees will be planted!

What are some of the ways your family likes to celebrate Arbor Day and taking care of the Earth? Please share!

(Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Mirum Shopper. It is a cause I believe in and am happy to support. Thank your for supporting the sponsors that make The Naptime Chef possible.)