Green Habits Can Start Early!
Enjoy these Fun, Eco-Friendly, Earth-Conscious Activities with Your Kiddos this Earth Month
Last summer, White Lotus Home ran one of the most well received newsletter series we’ve ever shared with our community called “Do It 4 The Children”.
We received many emails and comments with such positive feedback from that campaign! And we also discovered that many folks here in our community are concerned about the world our children are growing up in – and the world we’ll be leaving to them.
WE HEAR YOU!
We are too, which is part of why we do what we do here at White Lotus Home. That’s why we can’t let this Earth Month pass by without including our kids. Perhaps one of the best things we can do for them is to teach them how to build green habits early!
So, without further ado, here are 6 fun ways you can instill consciousness and help young ones start building clean, green habits today:
Have an Eco-friendly Picnic
Did you know that single-use plastic is one of the biggest pollutants found in the ocean? As an exercise to explore how to avoid these plastics, try packing a lunch using only reusable containers, utensils, and napkins, then take it to a local park or outdoor area. Your young one will see how single-use plastics can be avoided, and as an added bonus, you can pick up litter in the park when you’re finished!
Take a Nature Walk or Hike
If you grow up in an urban area, it can be hard to imagine what Earth looks like untouched by humans. Take your young one to a natural outdoor space, like a forest, open meadow, or nature preserve, and talk to them about the importance of keeping these natural habitats safe from harm or destruction.
Visit a Local Farm or Farmers Market
As we mentioned in last week’s newsletter, many foods travel more than 1,000 miles before reaching your plate! That’s a lot of burnt fossil fuels! Take your young one to a local farm or a farmer's market to teach them about where their food comes from, and about the importance of buying locally grown food, or growing your own green goodness.
Go on a Litter Clean-up Mission
Take a garbage or grocery bag and go on a walk around your neighborhood to clean up any litter you see. You can talk about the importance of keeping our environment clean, and even make it a competition to see who can pick up the most trash!
Have a “Green” Story Time!
Enjoy a "Green" Themed Movie Night
Choose a movie with an environmental message like Wall-E or The Lorax, and make some eco-friendly snacks to enjoy while you watch!
Remember, while Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of protecting our planet and to help them establish eco-friendly habits, these activities can be done any day of the year!
Save the Earth
While You Sleep This Earth Month!
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April is one of our favorite months of the year at WLH, and it’s not just because it’s Earth Month (I mean, let’s be honest… we believe in celebrating and caring for our Mother Earth all year round. 😉).
This month is extra special to us because we celebrate our company’s anniversary right on 4/22, which happens to be Earth Day too!!
(Marlon, Lily, and Elizabeth Pando also celebrate the birth of their Mother, Maria Teresa Pando Sabaducci, on this same day too! Coincidence? 😀 )
We couldn’t run this little green business without the support of our incredible community, so we’d like to celebrate this very special time with a little something just for you…
One of our favorite ways to celebrate is with GIFTS! 🎁
That’s why we’re giving away FREE Green Cotton Pillows, Duvets, Toppers, and even a Dreamton Mattress to multiple community members weekly throughout the whole month of April!
We know you’re excited because we are too, so without further ado, here are all the juicy green details about what YOU could win and how to enter:
Entering is easy!
Choose as many of the following options as you like to enter to win. The more entries you make, the greater your chances are of winning!
Here’s how you can enter to win one of these Green Goodies:
- Option 1:
Take 25% OFF EVERYTHING STORE WIDE with Coupon Code: “GW25” at checkout and up to 28% off, if you pay via cash, check, Venmo or Zelle. Each purchase equals one entry. :)
- Option 2: Write a review about your WLH experience here!
- Option 3: Share on your social media and hashtag #whitelotushome & tag @whitelotushome. (This part is important. If we aren’t tagged, we won’t see your entry!)
- Option 4: Hit the Share ⬆️ button on this newsletter to share it with your friends and family, and please hashtag #whitelotushome or @whitelotushome.
- Option 5: Like 👍, Comment💬, and Post 🎯 about your experience with WLH product(s) on social media, and you will receive another entry to win!
Use any of the above options to receive 1 ENTRY for the giveaway until the end of April. You can enter as many times as you like! (We mean it when we say “the more, the merrier!”)
It’s simple! If your entry is chosen, we will reply to your order, review, comment, or email.
(We do this all of the time and it works out nicely. 😁)
What Are You Waiting For?!
We can’t wait to read your posts, comments, shares, emails, and likes!
GO WIN SOME GREEN GOODIES!!
In the last 16 years of working at White Lotus Home, I am surprised by the number of people that prefer a Firm Mattress and choose our Organic Boulder Mattresses.
The Boulder is the firmest mattress we hand make in the USA, but only since 2007, not 1981 when White Lotus Home was established.
After taking over this great company in 2006, local customers practically begged me to make our already semi-firm mattresses even firmer. Their words were something like “If you make it as firm as I need it, I will buy one for the entire family” and they eventually did and continued to tell their friends and family. Also, a cool company in Boulder Colorado had a similar request and our Boulder Mattress was born.
Our Boulder Mattresses are rolled up, vacuumed, and shipped all over the world now. Below are the most popular reasons why our Organic Cotton Boulder Style Mattress, was the best selling White Lotus Home Mattress in 2020.
✅ Back doctors suggested trying a firm mattress.
✅ “This is the way I slept the best back in my country”
✅ In need of more support due to a recent medical condition.
✅ Many physically active clients report that their body feels better every morning.
✅ Tired of sleeping on the floor...
Hannah C (Greendale, Wisconsin) November 30, 2020. Have been sleeping on it every night and we love it! We wanted a very firm mattress and this fits the bill. I would recommend not only this mattress but this company to anyone that needs a new mattress. The quality is clearly better than any mattress I've ever owned. It is handmade but very durable.
Francis J (Minneapolis, Minnesota) August 14, 2020. This mattress is nice and firm! Maybe we should have got the 8" instead of the 7" because sheets don't fit very tight and my partner does not like creases in the sheets, but thats on us. The mattress firmness level is awesome!
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Tina G. March 04, 2020. This is my third mattress from White Lotus. I'm very pleased w/this mattress. I hadn't ordered the one wrapped in wool (w/in a cotton cover of course) before, cuz I was afraid it would bother my immune issues, but this time I did and it's perfect. They all come w/a slight odor from the natural materials, but it does dissipate over time. This mattress is very comfortable, yet very firm which I love. I highly recommend it if you like a firm mattress w/no flame retardants.
Maureen M December 15, 2018. I have many products from WHITE LOTUS and honestly, like them all! Am impressed with their philosophy of sleep and design! The Boulder mattress is the best mattress I have had, and have had many over the years. In an effort to achieve comfort related to scoliosis and MS mobility, I have tried many and conclude that the Boulder offers the most comfort, support.
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White Lotus Home - US Manufacturers of Organic Cotton and Natural Mattresses, Pillows and Bedding
HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – An increasing number of consumers are concerned about indoor air quality and toxic chemicals in mattress foams, glues, and fire retardant substances.
Conventional mattresses typically contain petrochemicals, fire retardants, plastics or vinyl. This chemical cocktail is linked to a host of health maladies, such as allergies and respiratory problems. This is particularly so with crib mattresses.
Here are 10 reasons why you should sleep on an organic cotton filled mattress:
- Organic mattresses are made with materials found in nature, resources that encourage sustainable farming throughout the world: cotton grown without pesticides and wool from sheep raised on chemical free farms.
Standard industry mattresses are made from man-made materials, most commonly derived from petrochemicals.
Petrochemicals are derived from oil.
Oil contains toxins.
Oil is not a renewable resource.
Oil is highly flammable.
Studies have raised concerns about the long-term health effects petrochemical bedding materials may have on humans.
If you sleep on a memory foam mattress, you're spending a third of your life sleeping on an oil-based product.
All mattresses sold in the U.S. have to meet the U.S. Fire Code burn test. Mattresses need to be treated so they don't ignite. However, the chemicals used to treat mattresses to make them flame proof are highly suspect.
Our skin absorbs toxins, our lungs breathe in airborne vapors. Do you really trust the mattress industry when they tell you it's safe to sleep on their materials?
White Lotus Home, a manufacturer of natural and organic cotton mattresses, bedding and pillows, handcrafts in the USA, a GOTS and USDA certified organic cotton filled mattress This mattress is only wrapped with a natural layer of pure wool, sourced in the USA, to provide the fire retardant qualities your mattress requires. Do you prefer no wool in your mattress? No problem, just supply a prescription from your primary care physician, stating you require a chemical free mattress and this mattress can be handcrafted for you with no wool wrapping. Do you prefer a firm mattress? Then the Organic Cotton and Wool Boulder Mattress may be your choice. It is handcrafted with extra layers of certified organic cotton and twice as many tuftings in comparison to White Lotus Homes’ standard mattresses to provide a firmer, supportive surface. You also have the option of no wool, by providing your doctor's note. This firm mattress is popular for those that have slept on mattresses while living in Japan and India. Visit their online store for links to videos on how they manufacture in the USA.
About White Lotus Home.
White Lotus Home is a leading manufacturer and distributor of organic bedding dedicated to our customers, our employees and our planet. Founded in 1981, our company provides consumers with certified organic bedding created by hand from pure American-grown cotton, wool and other natural products. White Lotus Home is dedicated to educating consumers about indoor air quality and toxic chemicals in mattress foams, glues, and fire retardant substances. Our fabrication plant in Highland Park, N.J., supplies White Lotus stores in New Jersey, as well as a network of 100 online resellers, including Amazon.com, and retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada. White Lotus believes that quality and fair value are more important than low prices and a quick profit. We oppose the exploitation of the planet and its inhabitants. Above all, our people, products and business practices are socially, politically and environmentally responsible.
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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – White Lotus Home, a leading manufacturer and distributor of handmade organic bedding, announced activities marking the company’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. White Lotus Home, founded on Earth Day 1981, has always been based in New Jersey, where it manufactured all its USDA-Certified organic mattresses, pillows and bedding from pure wool, cotton and other natural products.
On April 22nd, 2016, White Lotus Home will sponsor Earthfest, a celebration of Earth Day at its Highland Park factory and showroom to mark the company’s 35 years in business. “Everyday is Earth Day at White Lotus Home,” said Marlon Pando, White Lotus Home’s president. “We’re a thrilled for so many years to share our passion for the health benefits that come from a Green lifestyle. We’re proud to call New Jersey home. We’ve been part of the community from the start. That will never change.”
Earthfest, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from 4 pm to 8 pm at Lotus Studio, an event space above the company’s showroom at 431 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ. The diverse gathering of political leaders, community organizers, local small businesses, artisans and green grocers. White Lotus artisans in Highland Park manufacture and sell housewares and bedding made from eco-friendly products free of toxic materials and fire retardants. The products are sold by a network of 100 online resellers and retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada. The company also manufacturers Private Label products, which are resold by ultra-luxury and regional brands.
“As the Internet continues to make the world a smaller place to do business,” explained Elizabeth Pando-Nieves, White Lotus’s vice president who oversees Private Label and wholesale operations, “we can reach our customers in all of the Americans? and Canada and major cities in the world, particularly in the Caribbean, South and Central America.”
About White Lotus Home.
White Lotus Home is a leading manufacturer and distributor of organic bedding dedicated to our customers, our employees and our planet. Founded in 1981, our company provides consumers with certified organic bedding created by hand from pure American-grown cotton, wool and other natural products. White Lotus Home is dedicated to educating consumers about indoor air quality and toxic chemicals in mattress foams, glues, and fire retardant substances. Our showroom and fabrication plant in Highland Park, N.J., supplies a network of 100 online resellers and retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada. White Lotus believes that quality and fair value are more important than low prices and a quick profit. We oppose the exploitation of the planet and its inhabitants. Above all, our people, products and business practices are socially, politically and environmentally responsible.
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Everyday is Earth Day at White Lotus Home.Get involved.Here are ways to celebrate Earth Day. Don't restrict yourself to just April 22: learn about how you can help Save the Earth.
- Sleep on organic bedding. Try a Kapok pillow, organic cotton sheets or an organic mattress or topper. Whitelotushome.com has Earth Day specials to make it affordable to achieve your first Organic Dream.
- Spread the word. Just talking about the environment with people who may not think about it that much is a good way to celebrate Earth Day. Talk to kids, co-workers, friends, neighbors and siblings about the environmental issues you care about most. Recycling? Energy conservation? Organic food choices? You get the idea.
- Attend an Earth Day event. You’ll be introduced to new environmentally friendly products, eat locally grown food and chat with people who are making a difference.
- Make a recycling plan. Know what you can and can’t recycle, and start separating out recyclable goods!
- Cook a special Earth Day meal. Invite friends and family over for menu that uses locally produced vegetables, fruit and other produce. Consider a totally organic meal. If you still would like meat, look for locally produced, organic meat.
- Fix a leaky faucets. Drip, drip, drip. You’ve put off repairing that leaky faucet project for some time now. Only 1 percent of Earth’s water is drinkable, and our supply is endangered. Use Earth Day as motivation to stop wasting water and fix those leaks.
- Carpool. Taking cars off the road is one of the best ways to combat climate change. Find people in your neighborhood to share the daily commute, or find a ride-sharing partner online.
- Skip the bottled water. Bottled water consumes huge amounts of fossil fuels to produce and transport, and most of those recyclable water bottles end up in landfills. Get yourself a refillable and permanent water bottle to carry with you. Save money, and the environment, too.
- Organize a community cleanup. Get a group together to clean up your local park, schoolyard or beach.
- Write your elected representatives. Reaching out to elected officials to voice your concerns about local environmental issues. Letter-writing is one of the best ways to have your voice heard.
- Go carless! Walk, ride a bike or use public transportation. Leave the car at home. Plus, its great exercise!
- Share Earth Day with children. Help children use recycled products to make art projects. Talk with them about Green living and the importance of preserving Mother Earth.
What do you do to help SAVE THE EARTH? Leave your comments below.