Last Updated: April 24, 2015
Every week is Earth Week at the Wedge!
Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to encourage a nationwide environmental teach-in. For the last 45 years it has been celebrated on April 22nd as a way to show community support for environmental protection and to promote environmental education. It is now celebrated in more than 192 countries, coordinated by the Earth Day Network. According to the EDN, Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world. You can read about the history of Earth Day in Senator Nelson's own words (on envirolink.org.)
With our planet's care in mind we have a great selection of environmentally responsible products on sale for the next week:
This hypoallergenic detergent is a USDA certified Biobased Product 97% and free of synthetic dyes, fragrances, and optical brighteners.
Certified compostable bags for food storage, food scraps, lawn & leaf, and pet waste.
Field Day 2-ply Double Roll Bath Tissue
100% recycled (80% post-consumer) 12 packs, whitened without chlorine.
BioKleen Bac Out
Stain and odor remover made with live enzyme cultures, citrus extracts, and essential oils. No chlorine, ammonia, butyl, glycol ether, SLS or SLES, DEA or EPA priority pollutants. This stuff seriously rocks if you have kids or pets!
If You Care Products
Parchment paper, muffin cups, coffee filters, aluminum foil, and more crafted to have the least environmental impact and the lightest carbon footprint possible. All products are unbleached and chlorine-free and most are either compostable or recyclable.
Want more ways to celebrate Earth Week? Join the Minneapolis Parks & Rec Board's Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 25.
Need some kitchen inspiration? Check out the Wedge on Pinterest!
Seasonal recipes are pinned to our Spring | This Week in Produce board. Wedge created recipes from our bi-weekly Freshly In Flyer and quarterly newsletter the Share can be found on the Freshly Made at the Wedge board.