Thrive 5: Erin Schrode’s Eco-Friendly Favorites

Last Update: September 29, 2022

When it comes to Thriving, everyone’s got an opinion. We asked lifestyle expert Erin Schrode to share her five favorite healthy, sustainable choices.

Schrode co-founded—at the prodigious age of 14—Turning Green, a non-profit focused on global sustainability and conscious living for young people across the globe.

Ten years later, she continues to influence a generation of millennials who are tasked with changing the world at a time when it really needs saving. And we’re not the only ones hanging on her every word—she’s been a voice for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Seventeen Magazine, National Geographic, MTV, The Huffington Post, CNN, and even the White House.

Want to replicate Schrode’s eco-friendly lifestyle? Start with her Thrive 5:

Mary’s Gone Crackers

“These crackers changed my life. When I first went gluten-free ten years ago, I missed having something crunchy to dip into hummus and any number of other spreads: Enter Mary’s!”

Thrive Market Chia Seeds

“Chia seeds are wild and wonderful (and nutrient-dense!). I pop ’em in smoothies, homemade nut-milk puddings, and hydrate to use as egg replacers in baking.”

Vigilant Eats Cereal

“I fell in love with Vigilant Eats when I read the organic/vegan/gluten-free/non-GMO/dairy-free/refined-sugar-free packaging and tasted the superfood brilliance at a little health food store in the middle of nowhere—and it’s been my go-to while on the road ever since. Packed with raw goji berries, raw cacao, and hemp protein powder, all you have to do is add water (hot or cold… or nut milk) and you’re golden! Yum.”

EO Hand Sanitizer

“Amazing scent—quite a contrast to the noxious smell of toxic sanitizer gels.”

Acure Organics Dry Shampoo

“Confession: I wash my hair once a week (or often less!). It saves time and water—and many say it’s actually better for your hair. Thankfully, Acure’s dry shampoo ensures that no one ever has to see oily, grimy strands.”

Photo credit: Erin Schrode

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Dana Poblete

Dana's love for all creatures under the sun (bugs, too) drives her in her advocacy for ethical eating, environmental sustainability, and cruelty-free living. A natural born islander, she surfs when she can, and writes, always.

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