Posted by Trevor Smith on May 9th, 2013
Submitted by: Alison Mey, Marketing Intern
That wonderful woman in your life who raised you, fed you, sheltered you, and loved you finally gets some appreciation. Every second Sunday of May we come together to celebrate our mothers, and their impact in our lives. Mother’s Day falls on May 12th, and it seems to be fast approaching! Now what better way is there to show your love than by having a completely green mother’s day!
Here are a few tips we’ve come up with to keeping your Mother’s Day environmentally friendly:
Green cleaning products
You know what your mom would really like to wake up to on Mother’s Day? A clean house. That might be a nice change for her! She will definitely appreciate having someone else looking after her for the day. So while she’s still sleeping in, a nice gift would be to shine and buff the house. Our suggestion here is to use environmentally friendly cleaning products that keep your home and family healthy. This means staying away from chemicals that can eventually lead to health hazards.
Give her a “green” gift
Everyone knows that the gift is one of the most important parts of Mother’s Day! She’s spent the day with her family, and is starting to feel the love, but that little gift will just put it over the top.
So what do you pick? We suggest going for something that uses all recycled packaging, and preferably made in Canada. Try to stay away from products that include harsh chemicals and irritants such as SLS, parabens, PEG, artificial fragrance and colours. This way your gift is helping the environment on top of helping your mom lead a more comfortable and enjoyable life.
If you’re interested in what products include nasty ingredients for the top two tips, visit www.ewg.org/skindeep to get the facts.
Keep your celebrations closer to home
Mother’s Day is a day to be with your family, and to enjoy each other’s company. While it may be fun to do a long road trip, keep in mind that all that gas-guzzling isn’t helping the environment! As a replacement, why don’t you try going for a bike ride together, or having a picnic at your local park. If you aren’t the outdoors type, why not make your mom a nice dinner at home to show she means more than just spending a few dollars.
In the end, Mother’s Day should be about happiness, health, and love. So let’s all say a big thanks to Mom for everything she’s done for us!