Press Release – updated: Apr 16, 2018 21:21 PDT
LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2018 – Earth Day 2018 is less than a week away and it serves as another reminder for all of us to incorporate more eco-friendly practices into our lives. It’s also a wonderful educational opportunity to teach our children about the environment, our planet and how crucial it is that we take care of it.
“I’m definitely not the greenest mama on the block, but taking small steps towards living a more sustainable lifestyle can make a difference for our planet,” said Millennial Mom Jenna Barnett. “That’s why I went on KTLA to share some better-for-the-planet products and services that families can incorporate into their everyday lives.”
Watch “Millennial Mom” Jenna Barnett’s Segment Here:
Millennial Mom’s Eco Product Picks for Earth Day:
Savane ECO-START Cargo & Trail Shorts
An easy way for families to live a greener lifestyle is to wear sustainable clothing. Dads love Savane’s ECO START shorts because they’re super comfortable, come in a variety of neutral colors and have lots of pockets. But best of all, they are a more sustainable clothing option. Savane’s ECO START shorts are crafted from 40 percent eco-friendly fibers made from recycled water bottles. So not only are they stylish, but they’re better for the planet too.
Gululu is the world’s first interactive, reusable water bottle that keeps kids hydrated. Gululu features a virtual pet where the more water kids drink, the more their virtual pet will grow and make friends. Parents can keep track of progress through a connected app. Americans buy 29 billion plastic water bottles per year and 80 percent of them end up in landfills. So, not only is Gululu better for the environment because it eliminates the need to purchase plastic water bottles, but it’s also an effective way to remind kids to drink water throughout the day. Gululu has also partnered with Generosity.org to build wells in communities around the world that currently do not have access to safe drinking water at home. Also be sure to check out Gululu Go, their latest product available for presale starting May 15.
Cool Effect is a non-profit organization that gives families the opportunity to help fight climate change. With the tap of a button at CoolEffect.org, people can contribute to carbon-reducing projects that are verifiably reducing greenhouse gas emissions around the world. Anyone can support a project for as little as $1 or with an ongoing subscription. Each donation comes with a personalized certificate and tangible project updates to ensure people know where their money is going. It’s an easy and effective way to get kids involved in the fight against climate change to preserve our planet for generations to come.
Maker Overnight Oats
Most on-the-go meal options we find in grocery stores come in disposable plastic packaging that is filling our landfills. That’s one of the many reasons why founders Jess and Barry created Maker Overnight Oats. All of the packaging is from recycled materials and the oats come in a reusable glass jar. Just add a favorite milk or milk-substitute, soak the oats overnight in the fridge and in the morning, there's a delicious, on-the-go, low-waste breakfast that’s perfect for busy families. The ingredients are organic, vegan and non-GMO, which is better for the environment. There are also refill packets available so families can use the same reusable glass jar for years to come.
Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk
Milk alternatives have grown in popularity recently for health reasons and lifestyle choices, but there’s also an environmental benefit to avoiding cow’s milk. Dairy cows add substantial amounts of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and dairy operations can also be significant contributors to water pollution and soil degradation. Even almond milk has a negative impact on the environment due to the millions of liters of water needed to produce it. As an alternative, try Bolthouse Farms new Non-Dairy Plant Protein Milk made with pea protein. It has 50 percent more calcium than dairy milk and 10g of protein per serving versus 1 gram of protein in almond milk. It’s vegan, non-GMO and tastes delicious. Not only is it the healthier milk-alternative, it also has a smaller environmental impact on the planet. Get it at Ralphs, Walmart and other retailers.
About “Millennial Mom” Jenna Barnett
Jenna Barnett aka “Millennial Mom” is an outgoing lifestyle media personality who has appeared on various top-rated national and local television stations including KTLA, CBS LA, NBC LA, FOX LA, NBC San Diego, Fox San Diego, NBC Miami, FOX & CBS Bakersfield and more.
Jenna has a long history of being an on-air lifestyle expert and when she became a mom, she quickly realized how under-served moms of her generation were. Millennial moms are different from previous generations. They want smart, functional products that don't skimp on style. Luckily, Jenna has a knack for scoping out the latest must-haves for stylish mamas and their families.
Visit www.millennialmomtv.com for more information.
Source: Millennial Mom Jenna Barnett