Love Your Mother: Earth Day at Ellwoods!

Join us Sunday, April 22nd to celebrate the one and only, Mother Earth with the 42nd year of Earth Day! In honor of our beautiful mother, we’re doing a few neat things to really make a mark. You’ll be able to bring your electronics to e-cycle, enjoy solar powered ice cream from Urban Grid‘s Sweet Solar Scoop and get your bike tuned and adjusted for free by Carytown Bicycle Company!  The outdoor activities are from 11-3:30 but the fun will continue in-store from open to close.

In addition to these events on Sunday, we’re discouraging the sale of ALL PLASTIC BOTTLED WATER by blocking off the ENTIRE section! Reach in if you dare! Learn the best alternative practices to drinking plastic bottled water.

What’s our reason? We’ve got plenty! Water bottles aren’t going anywhere and we all know that. Once a plastic bottle is made, it’s here to stay. What we do know is that when they’re not recycled, they create a large amount of waste. By not selling plastic bottled water for one day, we’re eliminating nearly 2000 plastic bottles from being thrown out. Last year, Americans used over 50 billion plastic water bottles, nearly 40 billion ended up in landfills. This is a crisis that we as consumers can easily stop. By simply following these basic rules, you as an individual can greatly reduce your impact and keep plastic out of our landfills.

1. Reuse: Reusable bottles are the best possible choice for water consumption. They greatly limit your waste and make a statement to others to do the same. The life of a stainless steel water bottle is nearly endless and can be cleaned and used over and over again.

2. Refill: You’ve purchased a bottle of water and now it’s all gone, but the thirst isn’t. Refill your bottle and use it again. Did you know we offer FREE water refills at the front of our store?

3. Recycle: You have an empty water bottle and are headed to the trash. STOP! If you’re truly done with the bottle and it’s at the end of it’s lifeline, make sure you take an extra second and don’t overlook a recycling station.