Earth day: join the fight, do what’s right.
First celebrated in 1970, April 22nd is globally recognized as Earth Day. This annual event was established by activists to demonstrate support for, and bring awareness to, environmental protection. Fifty-years later, we continue to recognize the importance of this celebration and create Earth Day initiatives such as community clean-ups and educational fairs. With the recent global pandemic, we are being exposed to just how much of an impact we have on one another and our planet. Since the mandatory worldwide shelter in place has taken effect humans have reduced their daily commute and consumption and Mother Nature has begun to heal herself.
Reports state that animals are returning to habitats they had long ago abandoned due to the hyperactivity of humans in those areas. Pollution levels have decreased and the quality of the air is improving. This crisis has taught us many lessons but one of the most important is how connected we actually are beyond borders, races, age, and gender. As humans, we have demonstrated that we have an unlimited amount of unrealistic needs which are constantly being modified and redesigned. Our planet, with all its abundance and glory, has a limited capacity to satisfy all of these needs, nor should we expect it to. It is our job to adapt to our planet, not modify it in order to adapt to us. We tend to live our daily lives as if we are separate from our environment rather than recognizing ourselves as a single part that makes up the whole. Best said by the writer and environmental activist Wendell Berry, “The Earth is what we all have in common”.
This is the grounding principle of what motivates Feya to make the world a better place. Each of our products are made with sustainable packaging that can be easily recycled or up-cycled into something new. Our work doesn't stop at our product design, with each candle purchased you provide an entire meal to a child in need. That is one way we are supporting our planet by feeding the world, one candle at a time! Feya Candle Co. partners with organizations working to improve communities around the world.
We've worked with organizations like: Jacob's Well – Haiti, Haiti Children's Hope, and a community organization in Chontales, Nicaragua. When Feya gives food, we work alongside organizations to also boost the local economy, and help in any way we can to serve the food to those who need it most. The Feya Foundation’s mission is to connect people and resources to aid in the fight to end world hunger.
Other than being a Feya customer, what are the ways you are protecting the environment and supporting the well-being of planet Earth in your daily lives? There are so many things we can do to benefit our world and most of them start small, right at home! Reducing, reusing, and recycling are the key components to cultivating change. Tis’ the time to get crafty and creative using what we have in our homes while we continue to lay low.
We are loving all of the creative ideas our customers have when it comes to up-cycling the packaging for their Feya products. Our candles and soap come packaged in cardboard boxes, and once your favorite product is taken out, their boxes can easily be used for organizing items, creating art projects, sprouting seeds, and so much more! Once you’ve burned every last scent, Feya candles holders can also be reused as cocktail glasses, decor, flower vases, succulent planters, office or bathroom storage organizers, and anything else you can think of. Really, the sky's the limit! Learn more about re-using Feya Candle jars in this featured blog.
We offer a wide variety of festive and earthy candle fragrances for this time of year, such as Forest Pine, Campfire, Sandalwood, and Harvest & Cedar. Our Sandalwood soap is also a perfect aroma to accompany advocating for the planet with its natural ingredients and certified skin-safe fragrance oil that is good for you, good for your home, and good for the world. Our Sandalwood is a light and calming scent that is earthy, smooth, and sure to fill any space with the feeling of an afternoon stroll through the Pacific Woods. It’s an ideal fragrance to fill the air with when you aren’t quite able to make it to the great outdoors.
Feya Candle Co. wants to wish you and your family a Happy Earth Day! We hope you are able to safely spend time with your loved ones, taking care of yourself, and reflecting on just how dynamic and vital this globe truly is. We also hope you are able to connect to what it is you can do to make everyday Earth day. We would love to hear about all the ways you are celebrating this very important day of the year and how you are actively making an effort to heal and protect the place we all call home!