ACT 28 - DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN DYES
Most dyes we use are completely made up of chemicals, but what if you could use the plants in your garden to tye-dye your next shirt? Summer’s on its way so @TheEcologyCenter wants to help you out by showing you how to make your own dyes.
Follow the link in our profile for an easy DIY to make it happen.
Show us what you make! #100StartsWith1
...and no, we wouldn’t recommend using acai ;)
ACT 27 - HELP NEPAL.
Being a first responder when crisis strikes is one of the best ways to help our brothers and sisters around the world. As we start to realize the extent of this disaster, the list of needs will grow ever longer. And that growing list can make it hard to know just what to do. Which is why organizations like@wavesforwater are so important. So today's act is to Find an organization that speaks to you and join their relief efforts.
For us, it's @wavesforwater. This update comes straight from them -- "The Nepal Disaster Relief Initiative is now live on www.wavesforwater.org, the direct link is in our bio. Our initial goal with any project like this is to help mitigate the immediate suffering by providing victims with access to safe water. Once we have boots on the ground, and the framework of our program there is built, we will start to develop and implement long term programs that can be managed and built upon, locally. It is really no different than the work we have done (and continue to do) in locations like Haiti, Philippines, Mexico |#wavesforwater #nepalrelief #w4wnepal"
#100StartsWith1 -- Let's do whatever we can 💜
ACT 26 - SHARE YOUR GRATITUDE. SEND A CARE PACKAGE JUST CAUSE.
Who doesn’t like being thought of? In fact, science even says connecting with people will make us happier humans.
That's why our really good friend Trista Sutter – author of ‘Happily Ever After’ – came up with today’s post.
So how to do it? Get a box and think of someone who has changed your world. Now go find three things (you don’t have to buy them!), write a note, and send it off!
Need help thinking of three things? Try a book for their mind, a picture for their soul, and an essential oil for their body.
WE'RE SENDING A CARE PACK, TOO! Show us yours and we'll pick a lucky giver smile emoticon #100StartsWith1
ACT 25 - START DRINKING ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE TEA.
Not all tea is equal, and organic, fair trade teas are best. Today’s challenge comes from Numi Organic Te because tea's not only good for you, but it's amazing to cook with.
So beyond the medicinal health benefits (like helping you sleep, soothing your sore throat, and helping you de-stress), tea's also an awesome add to smoothies (make sure it's already cold) or a killer choice instead of plain water when cooking.
Why go organic and fair trade? Because every single person (and plant) involved in getting that tea to your cup was treated fairly and sustainably. That's why we're organic and fair trade and we love that Numi is, too.
Since most conventional tea bags are stuffed with fillers, we recommend giving Numi a try next time you're hunting those aisles. They hooked it up and are giving away a few boxes so if you want to maybe win some, post a picture of your next tea time and tag us with #100StartsWith1 so we can set you up!
ACT 24 - SWAP YOUR ENERGY
Woo! Finally, organic, natural energy straight from plants….not chemicals. This one’s an easy swap: just don’t buy the other stuff. Instead try our original or reduced sugar energy drinks for a boost from our friend yerba mate. Curious where to find it? It’s available nationwide Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Farmers Market; and in Safeway NorCal, Vons SoCal, Harris Teeter in the Southeast and A&P in the Northeast. Or just check out our locator at www.sambazon.com/find-us
We’ve got two flavors — Amazon Energy and Lo-Cal — and for a limited time you can get a free sample from @ThriveMrkt! Just enter SAMBAZON at checkout.#100StartsWith1
If you know someone who needs to swap their artificial energy drink, tag them cause we're going to hook up someone at random!
(ps - we heard a rumor there's a new third flavor coming...)
ACT 23 - SOW A SEED.
It’s Earth Day! We love Planet Earth and the fact that we get to help take care of Mother Nature. Today’s DIY challenge comes from @theecologycenter because growing your own veggies will set you free.
In fact, we think you should sow a seed and start growing one of our favorite smoothie ingredients: mint. This cooling herb is so easy to grow, all you need is a little pot (or patch of land) some healthy soil and a few seeds. We even used some old Sambazon bottles to help get our little seedlings going To help support our favorites @theecologycenter, we’re donating $1 from every bowl sold at our cafes, so if you’re near one in San Diego or Newport, go get get one!
So are you in? Will you sow a seed and start to grow your own? Show us your plants! #100StartsWith1#earthday
ACT 22 - SHARE SOMETHING FUNNY WITH SOMEONE WHO NEEDS A LAUGH.
Straight from the minds of our friends at GOOD comes today's video inspired act: Make someone laugh!
Here's their smile-worthy how to for sharing laughs: http://bit.ly/1beIVfg
ACT 21 - DONATE YOUR BIRTHDAY TO CHARITY WATER
Today Sambazon turns 15 years young! And we're so grateful for your support.
Together we’re harvesting certified organic and fair trade acai and providing work for 10,000 family farmers in the Amazon.
For our birthday - and Act 21 in #100StartsWith1 - we’re asking you to donate your next birthday to charity: water. We believe everyone on this planet should have access to clean water and Charity Water is part of the solution. They have a really smart platform for you to create your own fundraiser so friends and family can donate. You just tell them that instead of buying you gifts, to support your clean water campaign. And whether you raise $20 or $10,000, you'll make a difference. A big difference.
For every like, repost, and tag we get, we'll donate even more. Visit our campaign here: https://my.charitywater.org/sambazon
ACT 20 - VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLAR - DRINK GOOD WATER
We want you to #votewithyourdollar because the more money we can give to the people doing good things, the more good stuff they can do.
Like People Water. We know you sometimes have to buy plastic water bottles, which is why we want you to pick People Water when you have to. They’re a one-for-one company (which means that when you buy a water, they make sure someone in need gets clean water, too) who’s focused on getting sanitation and clean water set up in developing countries. They’re the real deal and we’re so happy to support them.
They actually shared this surprising fact with us: Did you know $1 invested in clean water and sanitation in developing countries is actually equivalent to $4 invested? That means your dollar makes a difference!
Be sure to share the change you’re making! #100StartsWith1
ACT 19 - PRACTICE YOGA 15 MINUTES A DAY
Yoga will change your life. Even if it’s just for 15 minutes a day, your body and mind will feel a change. That’s why we partnered with prAna and @ShivaRea for today’s challenge.
We believe we have a responsibility to care for the Earth. So it's important to do things like yoga that help connect our bodies and minds to those natural rhythms.
To help you start, PrAna's posting a pose a day (until April 25th)! Follow their feed, but don't worry: we'll gather them all up on our blog, too.
WANT A prAna DISCOUNT? They're hooking it up with 15% off atprana.com (valid April 18 - May 18). Just enter "100days15” at checkout.
Show us your yoga moves! Tell us your favorite poses! Tag @Sambazon and #100StartsWith1