From Another Mother

You haven’t always been kind to your mother (Earth or birth). But today’s the day to make it up to at least one of them.

Dress the Part
Slip into natural fashions that are actually cute. Using 1o0 percent organic cotton (woven in the U.S.) and ecofriendly materials, Cape Cod-based Fisherman’s Daughter has little sleeveless dresses, ruffled thermal tanks, and a boatload of hippie-chic accessories made from repurposed vintage finds.

get nailed!Hand It Over
Though your nails are never bare, your mani/pedi can go au naturel. The new Organi from MiniLuxe keeps chemicals to a minimum by using an organic mango elixir; a sea salt and shea butter scrub; and Zoya natural polish, which is free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.

Save Your Empties
Your quest for shiny hair has left you with enough barren bottles to top off a landfill. This week, take the containers to The Loft Salon + Day Spa, where they’ll be recycled for you. Do-gooding aside, you’ll also get discounts (the more bottles, the better) on new shampoo.

trash talk!Cycle Back
Your recycling efforts have been a little lax. But in fairness to you (earth killer), it’s a lot to keep track of. Thanks to the new Newton-based Mode Products All-in-One Recycling Center, you can crush cans, store glass bottles, and hold mags and newspapers in one good-looking spot. (There’s even a recycle-day reminder setting, so no more excuses.)

Eat It Up
Make a reservation at one of the city’s Certified Green Restaurants. These spots (we love The Fireplace in Brookline and Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge) worked with the Green Restaurant Association to take it easy on the environment by using energy-efficient equipment, sustainably sourced food, and earth-friendly cleaning supplies. So you can nosh guilt free all year round.

And make Mother’s Day every day.

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