What: Simple Shoes, $65-$85
Why: I have yet to watch An Inconvenient Truth (mainly because I’m positive it would give me nightmares), but I get the gist: death, destruction, and widespread catastrophes. The basic message? We need to change our ways.
Of course, for many of us the change will be slow, but even the smallest efforts can make a huge difference. You know, bring reusable bags to the food store, unplug your hair straightener when you’re not using it (you should really do that anyway), plant a few trees, turn off your heat for a few weeks this winter…(ha, just kidding about that last one).
Most importantly, start buying the brands that make sustainable products! Simple Shoes is a great planet-friendly company that is contributing to the cause by manufacturing their footwear in a variety of creative recycled materials. Put your best environmentalist foot forward in this adorable patterned Mary Jane style flat made of woven jute and organic cotton with a bamboo lining and a wooden button embellishment. Ditch your car and ride your bike to work in a pair of Eco Sneaks complete with recycled plastic bottle laces and old car tire soles. Or be the ultimate activist in some appropriately named Stop Global Warming Toepeeka Flip Flops. Five dollars from your Toepeeka purchase will be donated to StopGlobalWarming.org, and they’ll even be shipped in a biodegradable bag. You can’t top that.
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