It Ain’t Easy Being Green | On a “Natural High”, Loving This Planet

Love This Planet:  If we are looking for some eco-friendly accessories to show how much WeLove this planet, look no further.  From partial recycled reusable canvas bags, to glass bottles and flasks all branded with bold eco statements, you can play a little show AND tell, without even saying a word!  Founder/CEO and fellow Venice resident, Lisa Leija, knows how important it is to blend style and eco-consciousness. As the website states, “Love This Planet is a full lifestyle brand that uniquely encompasses all things green and style—the epitome of conscious couture.”  Her bags can be seen on numerous celebrities shoulders, in botiques on the Westside such as Planet Blue, and have been featured in multiple style magazines.   And get this…a portion of the proceeds from the sales benefit Green Ambassadors, an environmental leadership and education program for youth.  With these products, you not only look good, you feel good about doing something to show that you LOVE THIS PLANET! Tote one of these bags and show that you have impecable eco-style. [Love This Planet]

Are you on a Natural High?:  I would like to say…yes!  How could we not be?  We live in one of the most amazing places on the planet with a community of people who love the earth!  So why not shop like you love the planet and visit stores like “Natural High”, in Santa Monica.  This California Lifestyle botique embodies everything we love about being a part of the beach.  They have everything…men’s clothing, women’s clothing, accessories, music (yes…earthly tunes!), and use materials like bamboo, tencel, organically grown cotton, and vegetal leather.  With their goal to “set out to redefine the way we as individuals spend our time, and how we as a collective manage the limited resources of planet earth”,  how could NOT be on a natural high?  2400 Main Street, Santa Monica 310.450.5837 [Natural High]

Cafe of the Urth:  When Urth Cafe arrived in Santa Monica in 2005, us Westsiders were stoked that we didn’t have to go past the danger zone line and venture east of the 405 Fwy to eat this cafe’s delectable treats, hearty meals, and yummy organic coffee and teas.  Coffee is one of the most chemically treated crops in the world and also one of the most harvested.  Having coffee that is 100% chemical free and organic, produced by sustainable farming practices that are shade grown, and fare trade, makes this cafe not only cool, but respectable.  Along side your java or boba tea, try some of their awesome breakfast dishes, daily fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, and DESERT!!!  Their cakes and pies are out of this “urth”!  2327 Main Street, Santa Monica [Urth Cafe]


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It Ain’t Easy Being Green, is a weekly column by editor, Betheny Zolt...aka EcoDiva, highlighting local Green & Charity events and initiatives in and around Venice, Ca. Green is a lifestyle...which shade are you?

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