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Everyday Sustainability Ideas to Start This Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day every day with reusable bags, eco-friendly toys, or even earth-inspired fashion accessories.

This Earth Day, take a measurable step toward a more earth-conscious, sustainable lifestyle. Whether you want to add art-inspired reusable bags to your shopping routine, find eco-friendly toys for the children in your life, or accent your outfit with an earth-inspired accessory, The Met Store has what you need.

First celebrated April 22, 1970, Earth Day is a 51-year tradition initiated to bring attention to our collective need to take care of our planet and honor all the beauty that she offers. What began as several rallies in a number of American cities, has grown to an international collaboration that spans 174 countries. According to the Earth Day Network, over 1 billion people worldwide take part in this annual event. This year, while large-scale gatherings may be different than years past, Earth Day can be marked in big and small ways. 

Cute & Convenient Reusable Bags

Make an eco-friendly choice when it comes to your shopping bags with BAGGU. In an exclusive collaboration with The Met, BAGGU offers reusable bags in prints that reflect beloved pieces in The Met Collection. Choose a BAGGU Unicorn Bag that celebrates The Unicorn Rests in a Garden, a famous medieval tapestry on display in The Met Cloisters. Or, select the BAGGU Dragon Bag that pays homage to a striking five-clawed dragon embroidered on a silk brocade door valance. 

Eco-friendly Toys

If you are in the market for children’s toys, make a ‘planet forward’ choice by purchasing eco-friendly toys made of reclaimed rubberwood! Give your favorite pandemic baby a Rainbow Car Wooden Toy, designed to enhance child development. For toddler-aged children, help hone their fine motor skills with the Beehive Wooden Toy designed to reinforce color recognition and counting. Of course, our popular Medieval Castle Wooden Play Set is a hit with kids of all ages. The 7-piece castle set includes a movable drawbridge perfect for setting the stage for elaborate battles and brave rescues. Finished with bright, nontoxic paints, this beautiful set encourages endless hours of creative play. Make The Met Store your destination of choice for sustainable toys!

Nature-inspired Accessories

You can also honor Earth’s beauty with artful accessories. A new addition to our collection of scarves is the American Tree of Life Scarf. This eye-catching scarf mirrors an extraordinary American quilt from 1875 that is featured in The Met collection. Originally made by Ernestine Eberhardt Zaumseil, the quilt bears the Tree of Life pattern, a popular quilt design since the 17th century. Additionally, the American Tree of Life Umbrella is a practical and beautiful addition to your life. 

However you mark Earth Day this year, we wish you a meaningful day that helps shape your awareness of and long term efforts to help enrich and maintain our home. May it be a day that recognizes the challenges we face as we tend this planet and inspires you and your loved ones to practical action. Happy Earth Day from The Met Store!

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