Millions of people across the world signed up for Earth Hour 2008, and probably millions more participated and didn't sign up (like me!). The idea is that for one hour people and businesses turn out the lights for one hour in order to reduce emissions and make an environmental statement. This one hour made a HUGE impact worldwide! Emissions in Sydney (the pioneer of this movement) were reduced by over 10%, which is like taking 48,000 cars off the road. Imagine what could happen by Earth Hour 2009- Sign up, get local businesses involved, tell a friend, set up your own Earth Hour in your community. Visit www.earthhour.org for downloads, information, tips, and links.
We had a lot of fun turning things off. It was surprising how much electricity we used without realizing! There are many things- like power strips, kitchen appliances, radios, computers- that are still turned on (and using electricity) even when not in use. My new commitment is to keep all those things unplugged until I'm actually using them. Every little bit helps! Leave a comment with your environmental commitments- After 2 weeks I'll put your names in a hat and send the lucky winner one of ReLove Projects' fabulous recycled cards!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I signed up again this month for a .post due. swap! Both cards are made from recycled materials. The sheep one is made from: A vinyl record lining, paperboard box, wrapping paper (used twice and originally a bag from Japan- how many times can I reuse something?!), old encyclopedia images, and a MoMA guide. It is mistletoe hanging over the sheep, just in case anyone was curious. The Japanese writing was cut out from the MoMA guide- I don't know what it says and it probably makes no sense whatsoever!
The rhinocerous one is made from: A Cheerios box,a map, and the same old encyclopedia. I drew the rhino on there and gave him a REALLY big horn, just for fun. Both are stitched because I can't help myself!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
These one-of-a-kind creations were made especially for Rescue Rehab Home to auction at the annual benefit event. I knew I had to help when I read about all the abused and neglected dogs that Rescue Rehab takes in, nurses back to health, and then finds loving homes for. Read some of these stories for yourself HERE! Go to www.rescuerehabhome.org if you would like to attend the benefit dinner, donate to the organization, and learn more.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
The business card is essential for every crafter to have- it's what turns our hobby into a money-making word-spreading bonified business! It can be so challenging for us artsy folks to divert our creative energies away from the projects that we would so much rather do and towards the business end. That's always a struggle for me, which is why I'm so proud to announce that I finally have a business card that I like! It is a balance between my craft and the business I'm trying to grow from it. They are made from recycled paper which is then stitched onto reused paperboard. Just like my purses and gift cards, there are no two alike!