Not only is the natural rubber good for our yoga practice, it’s good for our planet too. Natural rubber is tapped from rubber trees, which is a naturally sustainable resource. Jade also makes yoga blocks to help elevate your practice. Jade Yoga Blocks are made with 100% balsa wood, a rapidly renewable resource. They work with Trees for the Future and preserve 100 square feet of rainforest with each block sold, and they plant a tree for every mat sold. Finally, Jade mats are made in the USA in compliance with all U.S. environmental and labor laws.
Jade also has the 3R program: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. They work with yoga teacher volunteers to make use of old mats to teach in shelters, schools, prisons, rehabilitation centers and more. This keeps yoga mats out of the landfills and encourages more folks to learn from the healing practice of yoga. They also have a great list of 25 things to do with your old yoga mat , including using as floor protectors on furniture, creating baseball bases, and even in your car!
Green Living Ideas would like to thank Jade Yoga for sharing a beautiful purple Harmony mat for us to use.