Something recycled...something repurposed. Perhaps a milk jug turned into a scoop...or a tin can made into a pencil holder. Maybe your kids planted some trees to help the environment...or maybe you did. There are tons of ways to get greener in everyday life. Today we are showing off our creations to celebrate Earth Day 2013.
Factoid...Earth Day is observed on April 22 and was started in the United States in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson to create awareness for the Earth's environment and to encourage conservation efforts. In 1990, Earth Day was taken international, and today, more than 500 million people in 175 countries observe Earth Day.
If you’re just starting here make sure to head over to the beginning with Jessi at My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’. I hear she’s giving away some goodies too!
Here is my Earth Day project...
I chose this Earth cut since it represents our cause. We need to take care of where we live and how we treat our planet, so it will be a safe and clean place for future generations.
The Earth sits on an action wobble and moves (maybe even rotates a little...just doesn't revolve).
papers from scrap box (see below)
Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge ~ Heart Earth (p. 39) 3 1/4" and sentiment 1"
red heart buttons
willow green organdy ribbon
2 Sisters ~ Blue or Green
Earth Day Goal...Use these scraps
Another Factoid...FORTY MILLION TONS of paper is discarded each year in the United States. That's a little less than half of the overall paper used in the country each year - the U.S. uses about 85 million tons of paper and paperboard, and recycles about 45 million tons of that. By most standards that is an excellent recycling rate, but it's almost disheartening to know that "only" wasting forty million tons of paper is a good thing.
One lucky person will be randomly selected to win a surprise goodie pack. Leave a comment stating whether or not you recycle and what items if you do. Me...I do recycle! Paper, junk mail, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass, and plastic bags. The winner will be announced later this week.
Here is the line-up...
Michele - http://
Sarah - http://
An'Jenic - http://
Georgiana - http://
carsonscricutcreations.blogspot .com/ (That's Me!)
Robin - http://
cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.c om/ (Next!)
Pam - www.scrappletree.com