April 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM ET
Celebrate Earth Week in a chic, fashion-forward way! TODAY style editor and author Bobbie Thomas dishes on haute, earth-friendly finds.
With my own wedding in mind, I've been in search of savvy ideas, and I found many at RuffledBlog.com. The concept is simple: Allow couples to connect and re-sell items from their weddings. From gowns to glass vases, centerpieces to chandeliers, the site helps eliminate excess while allowing brides, both past and present, to save money. It's also a great resource for anyone looking to plan a party without breaking the bank!
Upcycled, uplifting gifts
With Mother's Day and graduation season around the corner, consider a green gift that gives so much more! Giving Keys transform old, discarded keys from trash into treasure; each comes engraved with a word like “love” “hope” or “strength," and is meant to be passed forward, giving each new wearer the same positive message ($35, thegivingkeys.com).
Last but not least, when it comes to your beauty bag, why not make a few eco-friendly updates? Uptown Soap Co. offers handmade, 100 percent vegan lotions, bubble bath, perfume and more housed in beautiful recycled glass bottles and canisters ($16-28, uptownsoap.com).
You can also scoop up biodegradable face wipes from the 'Yes To' brand in fun fragrances like blueberry, grapefruit and cucumber. The company gives a percent of profits to its 'Yes to Seed' fund, which educates children about the environment and promotes the growth of gardens worldwide ($2.99-$8.49, yestocarrots.com).