It seems that "being green" always means not doing something...like not taking a long shower, not using a specific product, not driving a car. But with Earth Day creeping up this Sunday, we thought we'd give you a fun reason to go out and actually do something...shop, that is. You're good at it already, so why not do it and be environmentally friendly at the same time? Check out our Editors' favorite eco-friendly products, then tweet your favorite @LatinaMagazine.
1. Eco: Spreadshirt
Spreadshirt T-Shirt, $30.40
"This t-shirt is made out of 100% organic cotton AND it reps for our gente on the West Coast!"
-Jesus, Entertainment Editor
2. Eco: Yes to Cucumbers
Yes to Cucumbers On-The-Go Facial Towelettes, $3
"I keep a stash of these soothing, all-natural face wipes in my purse, desk, gym bag, nightstand—just about everywhere! They’re perfect for lazy makeup-removing days or when I need a quick midday refresher."
-Amanda, Beauty Editor
3. Eco: Ford Escape
Ford Escape 2013, Starting at $22,470
"Car companies and SUVs aren't the first thing that come to mind when I think 'green', but the Ford Escape is just that. They've built recycled materials like jeans, sweaters, T-shirts and plastic bottles into the construction of the seats and carpets — and there's even a navigation option that will show you how to take the most "green" route to your next destination."
-Dan, Director of Digital
4. Eco: VivaTerra Bamboo Plates
VivaTerra Patterned Bamboo Plates, $49 (Set of 4)
"White paper plates are just too boring! Plus, these Patterned Bamboo Plates are biodegradable and dishwasher safe, so not only are they more stylish, but you're helping the environment! Win, win!" :)
-Natalie, Associate Photo Editor
5. Eco: Core Bamboo Bowl
Core Bamboo Bowl, $72.00
"Made from organically grown bamboo, this Core Bamboo bowl can be used for salads or as decoration, which is great news for those of us with limited storage space."
-Grace, Deputy Editor
6. Eco: Sodastream
Sodastream, Starting at $79.95
"Want to feel great about drinking soda? It doesn't get better than SodaStream. Their vision is to have a world free from bottles by having you make your soda at home. It's refreshing, tasty, good for the earth, and good for you."
-Sally, Digital Marketing Manager
7. Eco: Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam
Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam, $16
"You may never need mousse again! Just a few pumps will define your waves without leaving it stiff. This weightless styling foam also adds shine and smells great with ingredients like organic honey and marshmallow root."
-Sugey, Associate Editor, Digital
8. Eco: Mona Lisa Door Mat
Mona Lisa Door Mat, $28
"A Mona Lisa doormat made out of coconut!? I actually have this on my front door!"
-Lisa, Director of Photography