The 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd will be observed by celebrations and community service involving millions of people all over the world. SJ Creations does its part every day by producing the Pure Organics Face and Body product lines without harmful ingredients, using 100% recycled, recyclable packaging, and by donating time, money and products to several worthy non-profit organizations.
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 was inspired by a disastrous oil spill off the Santa Barbara, CA coast. After witnessing the environmental devastation firsthand, then-U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (Wisconsin), proposed the first nationwide environmental protest. Attended by 20 million people, the coast-to-coast rallies increased environmental awareness and made “ecology” a household word.
In the years that followed, a number of landmark environmental laws were passed by the U.S. Congress, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts, as well as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Forty years later, our planet is still facing vital issues such as climate change and overuse of toxic chemicals. Not only is it important for our governments to focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs, but also for each of us to do our part individually by making everyday choices that support sustainability—such as using organic products, taking public transportation and recycling. You can register your eco-commitments and see what others are doing on the Billion Acts of Green website.
At SJ Creations, we think the best way to celebrate Earth Day is all year long! Making just one or two small changes in your daily routine can result in a big impact over time. A simple and easy-on-your-budget way to start is by using the SJ Pure Organics products with certified organic ingredients and 100% recycled and recyclable packaging and product containers.
Another great way for you and your family to get involved in Earth Day 2010 is to attend a local Earth Day event or participate in the Global Days of Service this weekend, April 17-18 — featuring local eco-service projects that will take place around the world. Or, simply choose any cause that has meaning for you, call your local chapter and find out how you can help! It doesn’t even have to be environmentally related, as long as you make a difference.
SJ Creations supports a range of charities dear to our hearts on an ongoing basis.
First and foremost, you may already know about our special Pure Organics Pink Grapefruit products, which were developed to support the fight against breast cancer with a portion of the proceeds going to related charities each year. SJ Creations founder Rich Yousko has a personal connection with this disease, having watched his mother fight and survive it twice. You can read more of this story in our previous blog post about our connection to going PINK and supporting the fight against breast cancer.
In addition, SJ Creations supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, where Rich has been an active member of the Board of Directors for four years. He also serves on the University of San Diego’s Alumni Association Board in support of the school’s Scholarship Program.
Two international charities have benefited from SJ Creations’ generosity, as well. Owners Rich and Sundi Yousko have contributed to a non-profit called Serving Hands International that runs orphanages in Mexico—for which they supplied backpacks and monetary donations—and Swaziland, through the Heart for Africa program—giving financial donations.
And after the devastating 8.0 Sichuan, China earthquake in May 2008, the Youskos donated 17,000 bottles of their company’s Antibacterial Hand Gel sanitizers through International Relief Teams. Over 70,000 people were killed in that quake, which left anywhere from five to 11 million people homeless. On a persona note, SJ Creations’ Chinese factory is nearby, and Ming, one of its workers, has a home in Sichuan.
For SJ Creations, Earth Day 2010 is the perfect reminder for all of us to keep giving back, whether it’s by donating, volunteering or going organic—all year round!
Don’t forget to enter to win our current April Giveaway! SJC is giving away in honor of Earth Day and Mother’s Day, a complete set of Pure Organic PINK Grapefruit skincare products, worth $70! Included in this Pink organic giveaway package, (and shown on the left) are the Pure Organics Pink Grapefruit Body Wash, Pure Organics Pink Grapefruit Body Butter, Pure Organics Pink Grapefruit Hand Crème, Pure Organics Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub, Pure Organics Pink Grapefruit Body Lotion, Pure Organics Pink Grapefruit Body Mist and a pink Mesh Shower Puff. Enter to win for free and stay tuned for our giveaway each month!
In addition to our current giveaway, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING for Mother’s Day, with every purchase of $25 or more, by simply entering in the coupon code MOM-SHIP at checkout for your FREE Ground Shipping!
Shop now at www.sjcreationsinc.com to see a range of items that will treat your mom or someone you love, or for a treat for yourself, with some much needed pampering with SJ Creations products!