Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

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𝑬𝒄𝒐-𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑯𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒈𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈.
𝑰𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑮𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝑾𝒓𝒂𝒑

𝑷𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒓
🎁 𝑷𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒂𝒈𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒔, 𝒂𝒔𝒌 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎
🎁 𝑼𝒔𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅’𝒔 𝒐𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌
🎁 𝑺𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒏𝒆𝒘𝒔𝒑𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒛𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒔
🎁 𝑼𝒔𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒑𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒃𝒐𝒙 𝒇𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓

𝑪𝒍𝒐𝒕𝒉
🎀 𝑮𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒚-𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒔𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕-𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈
🎀 𝑻𝒆𝒂 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒃𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂 𝒌𝒊𝒕𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒏, 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉, 𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒆𝒂 𝒈𝒊𝒇𝒕
🎀 𝑶𝒓 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒎 𝒊𝒕𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒈𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏
🎀 𝑩𝒖𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒖𝒔𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒄 𝒈𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒃𝒂𝒈𝒔

𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒔
🎁 𝑻𝒊𝒏𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒆𝒂 𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒗𝒆 𝒑𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒄𝒖𝒕𝒆 𝒔𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒈𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒎 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒔
🎁𝑩𝒂𝒃𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒋𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒔, 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒋𝒂𝒎𝒔, 𝒋𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒔, 𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒔, 𝒆𝒕𝒄…

𝑫𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔
🎀 𝑲𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒈𝒊𝒇𝒕𝒔:
🎀 𝑪𝒓𝒂𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒔 (𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒅𝒓𝒂𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒏 𝒈𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒐𝒓 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑)
🎀 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒓𝒔
🎀 𝑷𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒔
🎀 𝑹𝒊𝒃𝒃𝒐𝒏𝒔
🎀 𝑺𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔

𝑬𝒄𝒐 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑬𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝑼𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒏

15 𝑬𝒄𝒐-𝑭𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒚 𝑮𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝑾𝒓𝒂𝒑 𝑰𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒔

Does Your State Still Allow Puppy Mills?

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, etc…

Filthy cages, extreme temperatures, maggot-infested food, dirty water, emaciated dogs, and dogs covered in feces. Step into a puppy mill, and that’s the heartbreaking sight you’ll see, according to The Humane Society of the United States’ most recent Horrible Hundred report.

“Puppy mills” or “pet mills” refer to commercial breeders that force animals to continuously produce more and more young to feed the pet trade. Unfortunately, many of the animals end up in shelters and being euthanized.

Despite the horrific conditions in pet mills across the country, only two states – California and Maryland – have banned pet stores from selling puppies and kittens from commercial breeders. That means 48 states still allow these horrible places to exist.

Puppies and kittens don’t deserve this inhumane treatment. We need to take a stand and end this despicable practice now.

Does your state still allow puppy mills? Sign now to demand that it bans puppy mills for good!
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/423/052/971/does-your-state-still-allow-puppy-mills/

What’s Next For Climate Action?

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So most if not all Climate Strike events are winding down.
Now what?

 

1. make sure you’re actually registered to vote:

In the US you can double check here ➡️ Am I registered to vote?
Need help getting to the voter I.D. office or the polls, go here ➡️  carpoolvote.com
Then ask family, friends, and co-workers if they are registered.

2. donate:

Here are several of the organizations I support and you can support!

 3. join your local Climate Lobby:

The Citizens Climate Lobby is a great organization that will put you in touch with your legislators. They will help you successfully advocate for a carbon tax, and equip you with the tools to be a more active citizen.

4. check your investments & where you shop

Do they lobby, give money, or support the fossil fuel industry? Know where YOUR money is being spent!

5. email your reps & take action:

Take a look at your local Sierra Club Chapter and find the section where they have bills currently in your legislature and actions you can take to be involved.

6. stop using single-use plastics:

Hopefully you’re already doing this or in the process of converting but if not…? IHead over to ➡️  7 easy ways to ditch single-use plastics, and get started!

7. eat plant-based:

It’s that simple to lower your carbon footprint. You can start with Meatless Monday as a start. Then browse the web for some delicious Vegan/Vegetarian recipes and change your life and health, forever!

8. use green living solutions:

The Queen Of Green

9. change your bulbs:

Use only LED bulbs.

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Want even more ideas, there’s so much we as individuals can do!!?? Check out the links below for more ways you can take action and stay up to date on upcoming events to speak out about our defending precious planet And be up to date with statistics and trends relating to climate change. 

earthday.org

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Climate Kids

NASA

NOAA

The United Nations 2019 Reports On Climate Change

Canada take action –  The David Suzuki Foundation

One Minute Of Zen

“Take a minute to relax in the forest of the Jatun Sacha Biological Reserve, in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Listen closely—how many different kinds of birds can you hear?

The Rainforest Alliance was founded in 1987 to help conserve tropical rainforests, but don’t let our name fool you—since then, we’ve grown to work with forests around the world, from the Peruvian Amazon to the highlands of Sri Lanka, from misty islands off the coast of western Canada to the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. Today, the Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists, and businesses committed to creating a world where people and nature thrive in harmony. We are an international non-profit organization working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes, and thriving communities through creative, pragmatic collaboration. You can help. Want to learn more? Visit https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/”

Tackle the climate crisis — Congress must pass the Climate Action Now Act

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Image Attribution: Paul Becker

I signed a petition on Action Network telling Congress to Sign the petition: Tackle the climate crisis — Congress must pass the Climate Action Now Act.

Climate change is a global threat and the Trump administration dangerously continues to deny the issue. In 2017, Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a landmark, global agreement to combat climate change.

In the almost two years since Trump’s announcement, the U.S. has experienced devastating climate change-driven events including floods, wildfires, and Hurricanes Florence, Maria, and Michael — costly wake up calls that we are NOT doing enough to prevent this global catastrophe.

In response to Trump’s pledge to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Congress has introduced the Climate Action Now Act — legislation that would prohibit the Trump administration from using any funds to withdraw from the agreement and require the administration to submit a detailed plan to Congress on how the United States will meet its climate obligations. Assuring the United States has a seat at the table and a plan to meet its commitments under the agreement should not be a partisan issue. This is a crucial moment and an opportunity for every member of Congress to affirm that the U.S. will be a leader in addressing the climate crisis. The U.S. must recommit to the Paris Climate Agreement if we want to ratchet down carbon pollution in order to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. 

Can you join me and take action? Click here: Sign the petition: Tackle the climate crisis — Congress must pass the Climate Action Now Act

Thank You!

 

United Nations Report on Nature

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UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

Key Points:
1. Current global response insufficient;
2. ‘Transformative changes’ are needed to restore and protect nature;
3. Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good
4. Most comprehensive assessment of its kind;
5.1,000,000 species threatened with extinction

“Current global response insufficient;‘Transformative changes’ needed to restore and protect nature;Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public goodMost comprehensive assessment of its kind;1,000,000 species threatened with extinction”

“Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace.” ~ New York Times

Read More On The Report

Straws

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🌏 It’s estimated that Americans use over 500 million plastic straws a day ….that’s enough to fill 126 school buses! 😩 This plastic ends up in our beautiful waters and polluting Pachamama, our Mother Earth… affecting all lives on every level. 🌏

🌎 plastic straws take up to 200 years to degrade, but will never be fully off the Earth
🌎 shows us that straws/stirrers are the 11th most found ocean trash in cleanups, making up about 3% of recovered trash
🌎 straws are currently the 8th most found ocean trash in cleanups by quantity (January 2019)
🌎 straws and plastic polluting our oceans is having a negative impact on marine life
🌎 straws are also especially dangerous to seabirds, as they can be easily picked up and swallowed, suffocating and choking the bird
🌎 all gutters and storm drains lead to our ocean
🌎 sipping from a straw introduces air into the digestive tract. This can cause uncomfortable digestive symptoms, such as gas and bloating
🌎 most single-use plastic straws are made from polypropylene, a type of plastic commonly made from petroleum. Polypropylene is thought to be food-safe in amounts approved by the Food and Drug Administration.There is evidence that chemicals from polypropylene can leach into liquids and may release compounds that could affect estrogen levels, especially when exposed to heat, acidic beverages or UV light.

No matter what it just makes sense top create less trash!

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Sand Cloud Reusable Straws
Use Code H15!!

Silver Metal Reusable Straw

Rose Gold Metal Straw 3 -Pack

Rainbow Metal Straw 3-Pack

Bent Rainbow Metal Straw 3-Pack

Silver Metal Straw 3-Pack

 

 

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End Plastic Pollution

Disposable Plastic Straws Suck. Try These Disability-Friendly Alternatives