Go Green For Earth Day 2017!


It’s no secret that Mary Kay Ash was a firm believer in preserving our precious and limited resources for future generations. With our fast-paced lives and rushing from one thing to the next, how can we possibly make time to “Save the Earth” on top of finding thoughtful gifts for all the birthdays/holidays we can hardly remember, grocery shopping, family obligations… I feel like I’m forgetting something… and everything else?

Thanks to our Pink Doing Green™ efforts here at The Mary Kay Building and each of our facilities, we are taking the “guess work” out of how we as a company can be a friend to Mother Earth. From our biodegradable packing peanuts and water conservation efforts at our manufacturing plants, to planting over 1 million trees worldwide through our Caps and Cases program and achieving zero landfill status, Mary Kay Inc. takes conservation and sustainability seriously, because frankly, it’s no leafing matter. (ba-dum-bum ching)

As a positively or negatively contributing guest on this planet, believe it or not, there are barely noticeable choices you can swap out each day that can make a huge impact on the environment over time. As you think about honoring Earth Day tomorrow, will you be filling up a reusable, eco-friendly water bottle or cracking open a plastic bottle? Will you be hitting the trails for a nice outdoor stroll or driving around town adding unnecessary emissions in the air? See? It’s really not that difficult or time consuming when you take a second to think about your single impact on the environment. Now imagine if everyone in the world – all 7.125 billion of us – made similar healthy choices for the Earth.

Here are a few swap-out ideas you can try this Earth Day (and all year long) that you won’t even notice you’re doing differently, but can make a big difference to the Earth:

  1. Swap a plastic bottle out for a reusable, eco-friendly bottle  
  2. Ditch driving around town out for a nice bike ride or walk outside
  3. Replace a 20-minute shower with a 5-minute shower to conserve water  
  4. Switch plastic grocery bags out for your own reusable bags
  5. Trade a roll of paper towels for a clean dish towel

What are some other quick and easy swap-outs you can do to be more environmentally friendly?

Julia Santosuosso joined Mary Kay in February of 2017 as a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability team. In her role, she provides corporate governance guidelines and support to more than 35 global markets. With a professional background in non-profit, she is thrilled to join the Mary Kay team where she is able to combine her two passions, bringing awareness and an end to domestic violence and pink! In her spare time, she enjoys hitting the gym with her husband and playing at the puppy park with her 125 lb. Great Dane/Lab, Remy. (Her two cats aren’t a big fan though.)  

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