I have lived in a lot of places in my life. Some places have offered more green living options, locally, than others. However, even when I’m not within reach of many green living resources, I can rest assured that I am within a week’s mailing distance from a buffet of options. With a few clicks of the mouse, here are 50 resources for getting clean living delivered to you.
Keep it Green
I realize that in some ways online shopping can be wasteful. There is often a lot of plastic packaging and miles of shipping involved, giving the process a huge carbon footprint. That said, you can evaluate each company’s shipping practices and only shop for products that you truly aren’t able to buy locally, make, grow, or do without. I think you will find that most of these companies–due to their green products–tend to have a similar mindset when it comes to packaging and shipping as well.
Personally, I have come to find that Amazon, though hugely convenient, does not support my values. They don’t pay taxes, they aren’t very charitable, and their environmental practices aren’t great either. So a huge benefit of this resource list is that it provides 50 ways to avoid shopping at Amazon.
Also check out these 66 secondhand shopping sites for saving money and lessening your environmental impact.
Clean Living Delivered
Abby & Finn – a monthly subscription for diapers that are made with sustainable materials
Lovevery Play – a monthly subscription for non-toxic, sustainable learning toys for babies and toddlers
Surprisly – a monthly subscription box of adorable 100% organic cotton outfits for babies 0 to 18 months
Beautycounter – I am a huge advocate for this ethical, sustainable company. They are known for their skin care lines, but also offer cosmetics and other beauty products.
Love Goodly – a subscription box filled with non-toxic, eco-friendly beauty products.
Nourish Beauty Box – another awesome subscription box dedicated to providing customers with clean skin care
Rent the Runway – An awesome eco-friendly option for borrowing designer dresses at a fraction of the price. They even offer maternity sizes, AND they will give you $20 off your first order using the code SOSMART.
Thredup – Fun secondhand clothing options for moms and kids. Clothing is high-quality and arrives nicely packed in tissue paper. They offer a ton of unique options, such as “goody boxes” and “rescues.”
Power Post – This box is quite unique. For the environmentalist in you who is feeling frustrated, simply sign up and receive a green activism campaign with instructions and 10 postcards to mail out. Teachers can receive a larger pack for their students, at a discount.
Rael – natural pads & tampons shipped to your home monthly in an affordable subscription box
Tampon Tribe – For every box of 100% certified organic tampons purchased, a homeless woman will receive her own donation of feminine hygiene. They sell other non-toxic feminine products, such as menstrual cups, as well.
Thrive Market – This wonderful site, filled with safe, eco-friendly products, offers a variety of non-toxic menstrual care supplies.
Flowers & Plants
Bouqs – a subscription service for eco-friendly bouquets
Succulent Studios – receive two organically-grown succulents monthly; They arrive plastic-free in biodegradable pots–this is the kind of low maintenance plant that I require!
Causebox – Sign up to receive seasonal boxes of ethically-sourced goods from top socially conscious brands.
Earth Love – an eco-friendly lifestyle subscription box with a variety of sustainable items–save those you don’t need for use as gifts
GlobeIn – unique, artisan goods that help reduce global poverty–all wrapped up in a subscription box
One Happy Leaf – sustainable jewelry in a subscription box–every order results in one tree planted
Green Kid Crafts – Sign up for cool crafty learning projects based on a monthly theme, such as space or sustainability. There are options for kids ranging from ages 2 to 10. Materials and packaging tend to be more eco-friendly.
Purple Carrot – a plant-centered meal kit for vegans
Sunbasket – This meal kit offers all kinds of options, and they also offer a discount for signing up.
Butcherbox – receive top-of-the-line, toxin-free cuts of beef, pork, chicken and salmon monthly when you sign up; They are even offering 2 lbs of free ground beef in every order for the life of your membership, if you sign up before 3/29.
Moink – a similar service that is being offered by a group of midwestern farmers; They include lamb in their offerings, and are currently giving away a pound of ground beef per delivery for one year!
Thrive Market – My favorite online grocery site is now including bundles of sustainable meats in their offerings as well.
Vital Choice – They offer three subscription box options containing several salmon varieties, as well as their regular shopping selection.
Boxed – Shop bulk groceries online! While they don’t offer a huge selection of organic products, those they do have can be had at a discounted price.
Google Shopping – Formerly known as Google Express, this site allows you to purchase from numerous stores, including Costco (if you have a membership) and Target.
Shipt – similar to the above two options, although I’m not sure on their selection of organic foods
My Organic Grocery – 15,000 non-perishable grocery and wellness products at your fingertips;They also offer a rewards program for earning shopping points.
Thrive Market – Pantry items are what Thrive is known for.
Ecocentric Mom – a subscription box for green mamas-to-be during pregnancy; They will ship you a variety of non-toxic pregnancy products, and later, baby items.
Farmbox Direct – a weekly organic produce box that offers shipment all over the continental U.S.; They even have boxes specifically for juicing.
Imperfect Produce – I adore this company for saving all the superficial grocery store rejections. I received a heart-shaped potato just before Valentine’s Day 🙂 Their inventory includes other items such as meats, dairy, meat alternatives, breads, sweets and more! Everything is sold at a discount and safe for consumption. Most of their items are organic, but not all.
Misfit Foods – similar to Imperfect, but they only sell produce. You may find that they will ship to your location when Imperfect doesn’t, and vice versa.
Thrive Market – This site is loaded with healthy snacking options for kids and adults, alike.
Urthbox – a monthly subscription box of healthy snacks; You can choose from classic, gluten-free, vegan or diet box options.
Vegan Cuts – They not only offer a monthly snack box, but also beauty and makeup boxes.
Goddess Provisions – Feel like a natural goddess with this self-care box. It includes items such as spiritual growth aids, superfood supplements, crystals and tea.
Merkaela – natural spiritual care and wellness products in a monthly box
Kettle & Fire – Purchase 100% organic healing bone broth in a variety of flavors, from the comfort of your home.
Natural Herbal Living – Here you will find every herbal product under the sun, along with an awesome herbal education subscription box.
Thrive Market – a great place for truly natural and safe health supplements
Vital Proteins – Here, you can purchase and subscribe to orders of collagen peptide protein powder mixes and other similar products with a multitude of health benefits.
Vitacost – Get a discounted price on all of your favorite health supplements; They also have limited food, personal care, baby, household products and more.
Binto – subscription boxes with personalized, vegan, gluten-free supplements at each stage of a women’s life
Plant Therapy – quality essential oils at affordable prices
Dry Farm Wines – organic, natural wines delivered to your door
Scout & Cellar – another excellent option for clean-crafted wines
Zero Waste Supplies
Green Up Box – the perfect subscription box for getting your family off plastic
The Mighty Nest – fun subscription boxes for healthy living household supplies and more
Who Gives a Crap? – a subscription for environmentally-friendly toilet paper rolls, wrapped in paper instead of plastic; safe products from a charitable company
So, is there anything I’ve missed? Please, let me know!
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