With unseasonable temperatures across the country last week, Mother Nature has me thinking about our environment. Early this morning I came across this movement and knew jumping on board was one small thing I could do right now. Saturday, March 31st from 8:30pm to 9:30pm people around the world will turn off their lights, computers, phones, and TV’s to give the Earth a much needed break.
Morris the Monkey keeping time.
Here are a few things you could do: Read a good book or play a family board game by candlelight, make a list of things your family can do to be more eco-concious, take a pajama walk and listen to all of natures sounds, sit and enjoy the peaceful quiet or just simply go to bed early. As I am writing this I’ve realized I could easily do this once a week and it would be extremely refreshing to do so. I think we all can get sucked into the TV or the internet and before you know it the night is gone. So a break for the Earth could also mean a break for you. A small simple gesture.
The sixty degree weather I woke up to this morning prompted me to head out into the yard and photograph a few things sprouting up in my garden. This is by far my favorite time of year, not only for the warmer temps but being able to witness all of the life and growth that’s coming back. I just love how the green is peeking out from under the dead leaves and soil as if to say, “move over, get out of my way, I’m back”.
This year I am most excited for the strawberries. Three years ago I planted them in a pot and later transferred them to the yard. Over the past two summers there have been a few handfuls picked, tasted and savored. The plants have multiplied and I’m hoping for a larger batch this summer.
While you are out enjoying the warmth make sure to take a few minutes to also enjoy all of the life sprouting up around you. What garden plant are you most excited for?
Each season, several companies pick up some of our pieces to showcase in their catalogs. Many of these companies have similar visions when it comes to environment, fair trade and fair wages. Our clothing continues to be a part of the following catalogs and we seriously want to high-five them, hug them, and thank them for their continued support:
That's us on the cover of Acacia and Uncommon Goods!
Acacia provides distinctive, nature-oriented products to enhance customers’ enjoyment of their surroundings, and to improve their appearance and well-being. We cater to customers seeking quality products that focus on physical and spiritual well-being, fitness, and natural decor.
|This isn’t just about us. It’s about all of us. We created Fair Indigo with people in mind. A new company wholly committed to changing the way the apparel industry works.The Fair Indigo label was created to make much more than a fashion statement. Our mission is to create high-quality, wearable styles without the exploitation of workers and the environment that too often goes with the territory. With incredibly efficient operations and word-of-mouth advertising, we can keep our prices real too.Solutions
Solutions Catalog is known for “Products that make life easier™”. But, we’re also committed to preserving the health of our environment for our children and future generations.
We’re committed to offering you a creative and exciting merchandise assortment and are working with our suppliers – from artists to small manufacturers – to make their products in a more socially and environmentally responsible manner. Since our founding, we’ve featured products that contain recycled components and have not sold products containing leather, feathers or fur – our goal is to sell no product that harms humans or animals.
What on Earth
Thursday, March 8th is International Women’s Day. The day marks the many accomplishments women have made, are making and will make. It is also a day to raise awareness of the violence and suffering against women that still goes on worldwide.
Join WoMEn on the Bridge is just one of the great events happening on the 8th. It is “the coming together of women and men around the world, united in taking a stand for PEACE and women’s EQUALITY.” There are two locations in Wisconsin supporting this movement but there are also many locations across the US and worldwide.
Barstow Street Bridge in Waukesha, Wisconsin 12pm – 12:30pm
Maryland Avenue Footbridge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2:30pm – 3pm
In our own effort to empower and support women, our employees are paid fair wages, have good working conditions and all of our products are made in the US. We also have a great line of inspirational and empowering t-shirts for women in our spring line.
"Never underestimate the power of THIS women"
Happy International Women’s Day!