Happy Earth Day! Each year on the 22nd of April, Earth Day is held across the globe to promote the protection of our planet. The annual event was first held in 1970, after being proposed in 1969 at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco by John McConnell. The proposition came after a catastrophic oil spill by Union Oil that killed thousands of sea animals in 1969. In 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day was celebrated.
Each year, a different topic relating to the environment is discussed. Examples of these topics range from climate action to end plastic pollution. The official theme for this year is ‘Invest in our planet’. The aim of this Earth Day is to encourage businesses, governments and individuals to invest in the future of the planet, by developing green economies and focusing on business ideas that are sustainable for people as well as the environment.
Earth Day is being celebrated worldwide by organisations and individuals this year in thousands of different ways, through festivals, exhibits and more! If you’re based in Manchester (like us!), there’s loads of creative events on this weekend, from family-friendly art activities at Manchester Museum, to a giant floral display in Gallery Oldham. Click below to learn more about the Earth Day events in your local area:
Did you know?: Earth Day wasn’t always known as ‘Earth Day’. Previously, Earth Day events were known as ‘Environmental Teach-Ins’. Other names were considered for the event, such as ‘Environment Day’, ‘E Day’, and ‘Ecology Day’.
Kind to the Planet Hampers
To celebrate Earth Day this year, EZ Hampers wanted to share some of our favourite sustainable hampers with our blog readers. All of our gift hampers come packaged in biodegradable or reusable materials, and we source all our products from eco-conscious companies, these gifts are eco-friendly and 100% plastic free!
Bettyhula Beauty Hamper
Bettyhula stay away from chemicals and use as minimal preservatives as possible to deliver you a lovingly crafted product which will bring results. This makes them perfect for even the most sensitive of skin types. Also, they promise never to test our products on our furry friends and to be as kind to our planet as we can. All of their products are contained in recyclable and biodegradable packaging such as glass and sugarcane.
x2 Nourishing Anti-bacterial hand cream
The Secret Wonder Oil on-the-go rollerball
Body Wash – Rum & Blackcurrant (200ml)
The Secret Wonder Oil Bath Salts
The Secret Wonder Oil Bath Salts Tea Bag x2
Moonshine Collection Hamper
A local Mancunian business, O’Donnell Moonshine makes uniquely flavoured moonshine, a high-proof liquor, from sticky toffee to lemon drizzle! Their moonshine comes safely secured in glass jars with metal lids, and their mini moonshines come in rustic cardboard packaging, perfect for recycling.
Lemon Drizzle Moonshine (70cl) Ve, GF, Allergen Free or Roasted Apple Moonshine (70cl) Ve, GF, Allergen Free
Moonshine Shot Glass
Moonshine Pouring Lid
Moonshine Gift Set
Hip Pop Kombucha Hamper
Hip Pop are a bright and lively soft drinks company based in Dunham Massey, who make fantastically flavoured kombucha. As well as being a local company, Hip Pop ensure all their drinks are packaged in recyclable metal cans. New to kombucha or already a fan? Try our Hip Pop Kombucha hamper as a taste test to find your favourite flavour!
Strawberry & Pineapple Kombucha (330ml) Ve, GF
Apple & Elderflower Kombucha (330ml) Ve, GF
Blueberry & Ginger (330ml) Ve, GF
Ginger & Yuzu (330ml) Ve, GF
Choose Your Own Earrings Hamper
Our ‘Choose Your Own Earrings Hamper’ is the quintessential gift for any jewellery lover who wants to give back. Vurchoo Studs of Hope are made of 100% recycled silver (925, hypoallergenic) and ethically sourced gemstones. 10-25% of the proceeds of each style of earring goes towards the education of children in different countries. Our heavenly scented Bettyhula antibacterial hand creams come in biodegradable sugarcane packaging, and Highball Alcohol-Free Cocktails can easily be recycled in their sleek glass bottles.
Vurchoo Studs of Hope Earrings inspired by any of these countries:
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
To select one of these please include it in the notes of your order
Bettyhula Nourishing Anti Bacterial Hand Moisturiser (70ml) Ve, Sugarcane Tube in any of the following scents:
- Champagne & Spice
- Lime & Mango
- Rum & Blackcurrant
Highball Alcohol Free Cocktail 0% Alcohol (250ml) Ve, GF in any of these flavours:
- Classic G&T – Juniper, Botanicals & Citrus
- Pink G&T – Raspberry, Juniper & Botanicals
- Italian Spritz – Bitters, Orange, Soda
- Mojito – Lime, Mint & Molasses
- Cosmopolitan – Cranberry, Orange & Citrus
- Ginger Dram – Malt, Ginger & Vanilla