Monday, April 16, 2012
Earth Day... from a distance
April 22 is Earth Day... a day to think about and learn about how the way we live affects earth. If you haven't really thought about it, spend a moment calculating your carbon footprint. It's a generalization of course, but it does give us ideas on what we can do to lessen our impact.
For example, while Steve and I do great on energy, recycling and transportation, not so much with food. While there is a seasonal local farmers market for some items, there aren't many local resources for us. That means we need a supermarket and all the things that entails (like trucks to haul the food to our neighborhood).
Reusable shopping bags are one small way we can make a change. In honor of Earth Day, I've crafted some totes I will give away by random drawing to anyone who leaves a comment here or on my facebook link.
It's 12 inches high/20 inches wide. The yarn is called "forest" with varied greens and browns.
The set is made from 100% acrylic yarn. Using one green strand and one blue strand creates a random pattern but is still similar to a globe. They are fluffy and fuzzy, but very strong.
It includes a large tote, 12 inches high/20 inches wide, a medium tote 8x14 inches, and a small pocket purse 5x6 inches with a button that says "go green".
So... give it a thought this week. See if there's something you can change for Mother Earth, every little bit counts.
4/22/12 - Happy Earth Day everyone... and the winner is.... DANA! Congratulations!