Spring Ahead


Spring is HERE and in honor of Earth Day, Jessica Tzerman shared a roundup of Plenty’s favorite “green gear” picks for the season. Need a new umbrella to stay dry in April showers but don’t want it to end up in a landfill when the umbrella inevitably breaks or gets lost? Try the biodegradable Brelli. When it’s nice out, a set of reusable, stackable lunch carriers keeps your picnic on the green and narrow. Just make sure to remember Ella Vickers’ recycled sail tote when you’re grocery shopping. Looking for other ways to take advantage of the sunshine on a Saturday afternoon? Why not break in a pair of Simple’s new eco-sneaks with a walk in the park. You can even catch up on phone time with Iqua’s new solar-powered Bluetooth headset—the first-ever—while you’re out there. Or if you’re feeling active, grab a few friends and a fair trade football or basketball. And as long as you’re out and about smelling the flowers, snag a bloom or two (with permission, of course) to bring home with you. With Ron Gilad’s VaseMakers, you can turn any can, jar, or cup into a receptacle worthy of any flower’s power.