Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day 2013: Info and Ideas

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." ~ Native American Proverb

via Vintage Printable
Today we celebrate the Earth, this lil' ol' orb that sustains our lives. Today we are reminded to upcycle, recycle, reduce, reuse, and maintain an awareness of how our actions impact the planet. Today we look for ways to inspire awareness and appreciation among others, as well as seek out new ideas on how we may live in a more eco-friendly manner. This is an area I personally know I can improve upon. I recycle, try to conserve energy, buy local, and do my best to rescue fabric and other notions that have been discarded or neglected in my creations. However, there is so much more I could be doing with such minimal effort. Today, for me, is a reminder that I need to pay closer attention to my own actions and expect a higher level of participation from myself.

So, whether you only pay attention to this cause once a year, or just on recycling/garbage days, or you try to incorporate a little awareness into your lives year round, here are a collection links to sites that make it their mission to inspire us all to live greener.

Craft Gossip ~ If you're looking for craft projects and tutorials, look no further. Craft Gossip pulls info and ideas from hundreds of blogs. 


Green Living by National Geographic ~ Nat Geo has lots of links and projects to create some green living for you and your family.

Recyclart ~ Photos, photos, and more photos of recycled and upcycled projects. Some boggle the mind a bit, but others are inspirational.

Upcycle Your Life ~ Great every day tips, tricks, and projects from an environmentally conscious crafter (and owner of some fabulous Etsy shops.) 

Upcycle Us ~ A collection of some pretty awesome projects and ideas from across the web. A must-see for inspiration.

The Eco-Friendly Family ~ Green living for the modern family.

Environmental Media Association ~ Green programs, resources, parenting ideas, and more, all backed by the big names in the Entertainment and Media industries. 

Things Recycled Usefully ~ More awesome, inspirations photos of upcycled fabulousness!

Upcycling: Re-imagining Our Waste ~ The Berkana Institute's global hub of ideas aimed at reducing waste.

~ For Greenies ~ Ideas and inspiration for sustainable and self-sufficient living. Recipes, DIY projects, and an active discussion forum.

This is of course a mere tip of the proverbial iceberg that is all things green and eco friendly. If you have tips or links you'd like to share, please feel free to do so. I'd love to read your favorite resources.

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