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Live Green Makes Healthy Eating Affordable

Nov 04, 2018 09:57AM
A nutritious diet can come with a hefty price tag. As a 2010 study in Food Policy concludes, “The sharp price increase observed for nutrient rich foods relative to other less nutritious foods indicates that economic constraints may pose a barrier to a healthful diet.” Live Green, an online wholesale market, was designed to close that economic divide.

“Our mission is to make a healthy, eco-friendly lifestyle affordable,” says Michele Marshall, Live Green affiliate. “We believe it’s possible to shift the paradigm of ‘healthy is a luxury’ to ‘healthy is accessible to all.’” Live Green members have access to thousands of natural organic products from hundreds of brands, including Amy’s, Newman’s Own, Simply Organic, Seventh-Generation and The Honest Company, at 20 to 50 percent off, with free shipping. They can also receive cash back from major retailers like Walmart and Target.

Membership comes with financial and environmental rewards, says co-founder Pat Welsh. “When you let others know about Live Green and they purchase a membership, you receive $10 and shopping credit every time. We guarantee you’ll save more than your $100 membership in one year or we’ll pay you the difference in shopping credit. Plus, with every Live Green membership we plant 10 trees to help offset pollution, and whenever a member makes a purchase in the Green Wholesale Market, we plant one tree.” The goal is to plant 20 million trees by the end of 2020, he says.

For more information, including a free, 14-day trial membership, visit TryLiveGreen.Life/Evergreen.

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