Earth Day is April 22nd, so why not make your next gym session a little greener. There has been much more attention paid recently to the environment due to the threat of climate change. Recycling is on the rise, and clothing lines have jumped on the recycling bandwagon.
Why not green your workout with these three eco-friendly brands:
The first thing you may notice walking into a Prana store are the numerous bike racks customers use to commute. In addition, the walls of the store are made of reclaimed materials. The company first started seventeen years ago when it began shipping orders in surplus fruit boxes from local grocery stores. Today, the company has its own Natural Power Initiative in order to help create business practices that will lower its greenhouse gas emissions.
The name Alo stands for air, land and ocean. Using materials such as bamboo and organic cotton, the company takes pride in its eco-friendly style. As part of the company’s mission to “produce clothing that has minimal impact on the environment,” Alo operates under sustainable business practices. In addition, Alo uses solar power, hybrid cars and green office supplies. The company goes out of its way in order to do what it can for the planet.
Known for its earth conscious standard, Patagonia continues to grow along with its efforts to protect the planet. The company has started numerous campaigns to raise awareness and money for environmental causes. The company has started the Footprint Chronicles, which allows customers to track a product’s environmental impact. Patagonia has continually reduced its impact on the planet while growing exponentially.
While we can’t stop the effects of global warming and climate change in a day, we can take small steps in order to help protect our planet and reduce our carbon footprint.