Well everyone, as you know Earth day was yesterday and now that it is tucked neatly behind us I ask you: ‘what do you plan on doing?’. Does it roll past you and you forget about all that we’ve discussed, seen and thought about our planet earth? Or, do we try to hold onto it and celebrate our Earth and take care of it better in the coming year?
My personal opinion if you care to hear it: I believe in most of what we see on tv, we’ve destroyed this Earth and I believe we can never turn back to clock on the disaster we as humanity have created, we can only slow it down and gently try to heal it a little. There are so many painless tweaks we can do to our own personal habits, consumption, etc that will help in a big way. Mother Earth this year has been kicking our butt into submission, if we haven’t heard her loud and clear we should: huge earthquakes, tornadoes and now a volcano eruption stranding tons of people in other continents. Now those are natural disasters that have nothing to do with pollution, but maybe, just maybe someone is trying to tell us something? (insert evil earthy laugh here)
I can’t say I’m the biggest greenie out there, I have a lot of improvement to make and will still hold onto some bad habits out of the sheer inconvenience of others ( bicycling to every location with children & groceries in tow isn’t reasonable for me). I tend to believe many of these reusable grocery bags that people are toting at grocery stores are worse for the environment and are profitable for the stores them selves, leaving a huge carbon footprint through its journey from China over to our local chain. I think if we had just put more pressure on our local plastics manufacturers we could have made plastic bags which were biodegradable (plantable if you will) at a lower cost to our environment. Please people remember to wash your reusable bags if you put meats in them – they can become very unsanitary.
Ok – enough of the political – let’s get to some pretty earth friendly items from Artisans from all over: