I know there a ton of reusable shopping bags available these days, but I have to give Target a shout out for this one. Hello, it zips up (tiny) so I can put it in my glove compartment — in fact I can put all three that I purchased in my glove compartment and then know that I have them with me (in the all-too-often chance I might make a sudden detour to Target!)
Today is earth day and I love our earth and thought it might be nice to personally thank some green leaders in our industry, for their efforts in this direction.
WorldWin papers (a division of The Paper Mill Store) now manufactures its flagship lines, ColorMates, DoubleMates, Cascata, Ruche and Petallics using 100% wind power to help protect the environment. All papers are shipped Carbon Neutral by offsetting all carbon emissions produced by our outbound shipments.
way cool. These guys really truly are making environmentally sound choices — click here and see what I mean! They gave away a bunch of cardstock when I was hosting the Studio Blog at SS and I never properly thanked them for their generosity then (so, thanks to Brian,Yvonne and the whole green team)
Paper Trunk Check out this company. They’ve been around, only a year and all their paper is printed on recycled paper. Read their newsletter here. Today is National Jelly Bean day and Earth Day — so be sure to check out some of their papers in the NEW Jelly Bean line …
Let’s support efforts like this, by asking our local retailers to bring green lines in — love the ScrapGreen logo!
Piggy Tales is yet another company taking a responsible stand by manufacturing on recycled paper with organic ink, which you could get your hands on, by supporting their Earth Day photo contest (read all about it, on their blog)
I had the occasion a while ago to chat on the phone with some of the folks at The Abundant Forests Alliance and I’m just really impressed with their efforts to encourage reusing and recycling among scrapbookers — the bottom line is we use paper, but we can use it responsibly and we can support efforts to reforest and replenish this great earth of ours. Read more here. You can also join in the campaign to Plant it Forward.
As Kermit says … it’s not easy being green, but we can all do a little better. Join me in an Earth Day challenge to take on a GREENER attitude toward scrapbooking. Start by playing this Jack Johnson song today Download 09_the_3_rs.mp3
, while you set up a recycling bin in your scrapbook space!
[edited post] I’m almost totally forgot my mostest favorite cleaning supplies — while you’re setting up recycling, get this "squeaky green" book from Method (and perhaps another great smelling product to wipe down your space) and read Sharon’s comment below … what if we all made eARTth day layouts as a personal comittment to do and be more consciencious as of right NOW.
eARTth day — I’m so doing this.