Earth Day is one of my favorite things about April, so I thought I'd write about it for this round of the Etsyblogger carnival.
Our 15 minute walk yielded a pretty good bag's worth of garbage. Mostly paper, wrappers, fast food cups, bits of plastic, straws, a big piece of black plastic something that had been discarded. And lots and lots of cigarette butts. (PSA to the litterbug smokers out there: THE WORLD IS NOT YOUR ASHTRAY. Sheesh.) All that was in the white bag. Plus one can and one bottle we could recycle, both in the brown bag.
He was pretty proud of our work, and it will make our daily stroll a little more pleasant, so it's all good.
More Earth Day related handmade goodness: last night, I made some family gifts -- a bunch of cloth napkins and a reusable tote
I was pretty pleased with how they all turned out, especially the re-usable shopping tote. I was using reclaimed fabrics (two very nice cotton canvas decorator fabric scraps). Both had been acquired at a recent FabMo distribution, so it was especially eco-friendly, both in purpose and in materials. Yay!
Happy Earth Day to you -- what are you doing to be a little greener and show your love for this amazing, irreplacable planet of ours?