Earth Day, April 22nd, invites us to take action for the sake of our planet. The truth, though, is that every day is Earth Day; we can tweak nearly all aspects of our daily lives to spur environmental change. For 51 actions and tips to make a difference, every day of the year, visit earthday.org. In this “green” issue of VITA, we’re highlighting five incredible lifestyle brands that are making everything from makeup to kids’ clothes to household cleaning better for Mother Nature. We’re also looking at businesses who are taking the 15 Percent Pledge in order to support and amplify BIPOC-owned enterprises—another way to make the world a better place. It’s also the start of spring, and we’re bringing you pro tips to banish the winter blues and spruce up your space for the season. Plus, hot shops, new noshes and award-winning wines from the Okanagan. Happy reading!