NEW YORK—On Friday, people all around the world celebrated Earth Day differently. For some, the best way to celebrate Earth Day is to spend some time outside in nature, while others like to use the day to clean up a beach or forest, or spread important information about recycling, climate change and sustainability. No matter what you do, setting aside some time to honor our Earth is a great idea for everyone—and independent ECPs are getting involved, too. 

Optyx, located in New York, is celebrating Earth Day by hosting a special giveaway for a pair of Mita sunglasses, which are made from recycled water bottles. The team will also host an in-store Earth Day pop-up event. Image via optyxnewyork on Instagram

The team at Campus Vision University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is using Earth Day to share some important information on recycling contact lenses and steps Acuvue is taking to be more sustainable. Image via campusvisionuofs on Instagram

In Liverpool, New York, Krzyzak Eyecare is offering a special sale on Eco Eyewear in celebration of Earth Day. The practice is also partnering with local nonprofit, Onondaga Environmental Institute, which is “dedicated to public education, scientific research and remediation of Onondaga Lake and its surrounding lands,” the practice wrote on social media. Image via krzyzakeyecare on Instagram

West 5 Optometry in London, Ontario, Canada, decided to spotlight Eco Eyewear for Earth Month. Image via west5.optometry on Instagram

Optician Kayla Heersink showcased a pair of handmade, sustainable Fellow Earthlings sunglasses. Image via opticali_style on Instagram

In Shepperton, England, the Squire Opticians team shared how proud they are to stock eco-friendly brands, including Land Rover, pictured here. Image via squireopticians on Instagram