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Recycle Your Pilates Mat for Earth Day

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Here’s a great idea for Earth Day—or any day, for that matter. Next time you’re looking to get rid of your stinky old mat, don’t kick it to the curb. Recycle it!

You can visit RecycleYourMat.com, a site that makes the process simple and easy. Founded in 2008 with a mission to keep yoga mats out of landfills by yoga and nature enthusiast Stephanie Stano, RecycleYourMat.com accepts mats made from any kind of material. First, clean your mat (the site provides ample information on ways to do that). Then you either send it to the company headquarters in Eugene, Oregon, or drop it off if there’s an affiliate center near you. The site allows you to search by zip code to find out if there’s a drop-off spot near where you live. If not, you can always sign your studio up to be a drop-off location for the program. Some studios charge a nominal fee for the service. For more information and details on shipping and recycling, check out RecycleYourMat.com’s FAQ page.

Earth Day Pilates Deals and Tips

Happy Earth Day! Have a great, green day and enjoy these Earth Day specials. If you know of others, leave them in the comments.

Peak Pilates: Purchase over $2,000 in merchandise today and get 5 tons of CO2 offsets to help reduce your carbon footprint. Also, receive 15% off Peak’s Studio Equipment line until May 8. (I couldn’t find the offer on their Web site, but received an email about it.) peakpilates.com

Omala: Receive 20% off all bamboo products through April 30 from this fitness clothing company. Use the code BeEARTHY at omala.com or shop at their Brooklyn boutique.

Lucy: Bring in your “well-loved” workout pants to any Lucy store. They will donate them to a local charity and you’ll get $10 off any regular Lucy bottom.

Asana Activewear: Bring in old fitness wear to this Charlotte, NC, activewear store and get $10 off for every pair of pants and $5 off for every top donated. Items will be donated to a local charity. asanaactivewear.com

Gaiam: Shop from Gaiam’s 25 greenest products list. Get 20% off these eight items with the code EDEMC.

Also, check out this list of 10 ways to green your studio, from the Bay Area Pilates Collective.

Going Green in the Studio

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 10:54AM by Registered CommenterAmy Leibrock in , , | CommentsPost a Comment