Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Earth Day Is Friday - Free GiveAway

Greetings to All Today!
We need some sunshine, its been  gloomy this April.
I know they say April showers bring May flowers! 
But this is ridiculous!
Enough Already!
Well moving on now!

Earth Day is Friday!
A few facts about Earth Day!

  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to watch a TV for three hours - it's equivalent to half a gallon of gasoline.
  • Earth Day is a relatively new holiday and was first celebrated on April 22 in 1970. More than 20 million Americans participated in this first Earth Day celebration
  • Earth Day was founded by a senator of Wisconsin and the day is credited for creating the environmental movement.
  • April 22 is the first official day of Spring in the Northern hemisphere and of Fall in the Southern hemisphere and was chosen to be Earth Day for this reason.
    • Never underestimate the importance of recycling: if every newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year. Unfortunately only 27% of all American newspapers are recycled.
    • More than 20,000,000 Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of tinfoil. All that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it.
    • Only 11% of the earth's surface is used to grow food.
    • The world's first national park was started in 1872 at Yellowstone National Park in the US.

    Just a few facts that I wanted to pass along to give us all something to think about. We can all make a difference in one way or another to save our planet.

    I also have a few items in my shop on sale for Earth Day until May 1st.
    They are lavender sachets, dandelion gift bags and a set of note cards with the vintage bottle collection on them.
    The vintage card set is on sale for $4.00.

    The dandelion gift bags on also on sale for $6.00.

    And finally on sale are the lavender sachets for $7.00.

    I also have a giveaway going on now throughout the end of May.
    With any soap purchase you will receive a free muslin drawstring soap bag.

    Thats all for today.
    As Always
    Keep It Clean!

    And For Earth Day

    Keep It Green!


1 comment:

  1. Love the facts and earth day items! Just started following your blog but can't wait for more :)