Dried Hydrangeas & Purple Vase, Canon Digital Rebel Xti
I haven’t had much time these days to sit here and write, let alone think of something intersting to talk about. Between working on my new collection for Rustic Relics and enjoying some lawn work in this fabulous Spring weather finding the time to sit here and type just hasn’t happened lately. But I just wanted to pass along something my good friend Dustan wanted me to spead the word about. Dustan is probably one of the smartest people you will ever meet. He is an engineer working to create fuel cells that can be used to power homes. He has traveled around the world to set up these fuel cell systems for test sites and is helping to pioneer alternative energy sources for our future. Needless to say, he is all about energy conservation and cleaning up the environment and he asked me to pass long the website for Earth Hour….basically Earth Hour is requesting that ”At 7.30pm on 31 March 2007, we are inviting Sydney to turn off its lights for just one hour – Earth Hour – to show that it’s possible to take action on global warming.” Though the program is based in Australia, they are hoping that participants around the globe will join in. You can sign up on their website and they also have a page there that contains some great information on what you can do everyday to make a difference and do your part to help conserve energy and help the environment…check it out HERE. Hey, what a great excuse to light some candles for an hour and “snuggle up” to your signifigant other :P
In an effort to create a healthy environment for my family and to do my part to be a ecologically responsible citizen, I’ve been working on creating a green environment in my home…my family easts as much organicially grown food as possible, the majority of which we purchase from the local farm just down the road or will be growing ourselves this summer in my garden (I can’t wait for sun warmed tomatoes…yum!). We switched all of our household cleaners to natural cleaners (after reading the warning lable on the back of a popular shower cleaner, i decided to make the change after it said “Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals… Harmful if absorbed through the skin…If on Skin or Clothing take off contaminated clothing, rinse skin immediately wtih plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call poison controll center or doctor for treatment advice…yeah, that was pretty convincing evidence for me to make the switch…i dont want to clean with that, let alone have anyone bathe in the residue left from that…yikes! :). We also put all new windows in our home that are Energy Star approved which has helpd cut down on our heating bill tremendously and has kept the house cooler in the summer as well. This summer I am also starting a compost pile as well as additional ways to recycle and a lot of my new products for my Spring/Summer line will contain recycled elements as well…
To get started on going green Body & Soul amagazine has a great checklist to help you get started….here is the link to pass along…..Going Green Checklist
Also checkout Groovy Green Blog for more environmental info…. Groovy Green…they also have some cool info on growing and harvesting your own loofas :)
I hope you all have an awesome weekend, i hope to write more soon…but back to work for now! Cheers!