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Going Green on Earth Day 2017

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April always has us seeing green - the grass is springing back to life, trees are leafing, and the natural world is waking up. It’s the perfect time to consider one of our greatest shared responsibilities: protecting and nurturing the planet!  Saturday, April 22nd marks the anniversary of the beginning of the modern environmental movement, and we invite you to join us in doing just one thing this month—changing one habit, volunteering one afternoon, supporting one organization—to care for Mother Earth.

If you happen to be in the market for quality apparel and accessories, consider an eco-conscious brand.  Lucky for you, there are many to choose from!  We carry several here at 5 Pound Apparel: rugged bags and on-trend apparel from United by Blue, classic wooden timepieces from WeWood, cute and comfy men’s and women’s apparel from TenTree, hand-printed spring dresses from Mata Traders, Proof wooden sunglasses, and men’s outdoor apparel from Fayettechill.  The process of creating new products can be rough on the environment, so why not offset your footprint by seeking out brands that plant trees, fund waterway cleanup, or practice sustainable manufacturing?

If you’re looking for more ways to recycle, not to worry- there’s a place that does that!  You can find local drop-offs for everything from batteries to bicycles on one handy list here.  If you’d like to volunteer your time, anyone can register though the James River Basin partnership to participate in a river cleanup on the 22nd (by canoe or by foot!) If planting trees is your thing, you can do that, too- register for both at Find more ways to volunteer, learn, and celebrate all month long by clicking over to the city’s Earth Month Page.  Now grab your friends, and go outside!


Stay Green,

Amber McGuire

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