It’s World Oceans Day — 5 Easy Ways You can Give Back to Big Blue!

The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface and hosts more than 90% of Earth’s water. She’s mighty & playful, yet she has seductive powers that casts trance like spells upon us. Most who are graced with her presence succumb to her never-ending sway.
There is a notorious understanding that we often hurt the ones we love most – taking them for granted as we know they will always be there. This phenomena goes beyond human to human and seeps into our relationship with Mother Nature.
Right now, there is an island of plastic floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, that was last measured in March to be about 1.6 million square kilometers in size. To put it into perspective, this is more than three times the size of France.
Today is #worldoceansday and we have one favor to ask you; before you purchase anything that involves single-use plastic, remind yourself of the likely hood of where it will end up. Whether it be in a landfill or in the ocean, its inability to decompose is detrimental to Mother Earth. Remind yourself that the power is in your hands. On this World Oceans Day in celebration, we are slipping into our bikinis and headed to the coastline. Before we dive in, we wanted to share a list of crazy easy, super practical ways we can conserve Big Blue every day — even if you don’t live near its shores.

A reusable water bottle is your best accessory:
Not only are we a nation chronically dehydrated, but we also have the terrible habit of using plastic water bottles and discarding them without realizing the impact. Only 7% of the millions of water bottles manufactured a day are recycled and turned into new bottles.

Sippin’ on Stainless Steel:
Trade in your plastic to-go straw, or worse those flimsy recycled cardboard ones that disintegrate in your cold brew (anyone else hate those?) and invest in these reusable stainless steel straws. They minimize waste and wash easily!

Be the Clean-Up Crew:
Every time we head to the beach we make sure to have our If You Care compostable garbage bags and reusable gloves and just pick up micro-trash as we go. You’re not only giving a little love to the ocean’s edges, but you’re getting a nice beach walk in while you do it!

Get Clean:
Toxic products we use in our everyday life — the most harmful can be found under our kitchen sinks — get back into our water sources and into our oceans. These can be detrimental to the animal and plant life living within. Until we stop using these products it’s a never-ending cycle! Below we’ve linked some of our favorite green cleaning products for your reference.

Consume, but Check-in:
in conclusion, it comes down to consumer choice so anytime you go to buy something check in and ask yourself about the longevity and toxicity of the product. What is its life cycle? Is the packaging going to end up in a landfill and/or ocean? If it’s not biodegradable or properly recyclable — the answer is probably yes.

 

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Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics

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  1. James Perse Double Stripe Beach Towel
  2. RVCA Mellow Me Bralette
  3. Bikini Lab Empire Of The Fun Skimpy Hipster
  4. Island Punk Criss Cross Swim Top
  5. Zara Basic Shirt
  6. Are You Am I Double Wrap Lilou Choker
  7. RVCA Caraway Shorts
  8. Zara Raffia Hat
  9. Front Row Shop Interchangeable Fairy Midi Short

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The Busy Girls Guide to Meditation

 

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It can be difficult to find your inner stillness amidst mid-week meetings, cocktail hours & ruling your world. So, we took the liberty of putting together a step-by-step to the busy girls guide to meditation — for those who’s plans of world domination don’t have time for foggy visions.

Inspired by the movement and energy of the ocean, this busy girls guide to meditation style connects us with a great source of our own life, water. It also allows us to find a calming pattern in each waves cleansing abilities, and tie us back to our own tides. De-stress, breathe, and keep moving at your own pace. Regardless of what goes into the ocean, or the chaos that happen at its shores, it goes on in its rhythmic breathing, as should you.

If you enjoyed this insight you can find more of our wellness tidbits and tips here, here, and here.

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