Really love this art that @peanutbutterjellycat is creating! She is making it from repurposed and scrap textiles which makes it even better. 💚
I also love this quote which I saw here on Instagram for the first time. But apparently it was used a lot during the Great Depression in the US. But man, does it fit our situation now! This is exactly the kind of thinking we need.
It is sort of interesting how a shortage of money can make this quote become a norm. But shortage of environmental resources is still not valued as high. Or at least not most resources. When is clean air, water and trees going to be worth as much as gold, oil and diamonds? 🌲➡️💍
Picture by @peanutbutterjellycat 📸
2 weeks ago
Good news! England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will ban plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers, starting April 2020. This will remove from circulation annually:
❌ 5 billions straws
❌ 2 billion cotton buds
❌ 300 million stirrers
Alternatives will be available, the only exceptions to the new rule will be people with a medical need or disability.
More countries need to follow the lead of the UK (well... at least on this issue 💁🏼♀️)
#plasticpollution #banplastic#thelaststraw#stopsucking#plasticfree#onelessstraw#plasticstraws #useLESSplastic
Blue now available in UK on Virgin Media, Sky, Amazon and iTunes. Check link in bio for screenings in other territories.
What are elasmobranchs? They are sharks, rays, and skates, characterised by having five to seven pairs of gill openings and cartilaginous skeletons.
Elasmobranchs are older than dinosaurs. The earliest elasmobranch fossils came from the Devonian age, around 400 million years ago. There are now over 1,000 species, of which 440 are sharks and another 600 rays and skates.
Some are huge, and feed on plankton, like the Whale shark. Others are tiny and strange, like the Raja Ampat walking shark (epaulette shark) that is 70 cm long.
This is our favourite elasmobranch. What’s yours? Tell us more about it in the comments below.
#WorldOceansDay #misool#misoolmantaproject#worldsrichestreefs#rajaampat#misoolmarinereserve ⠀
Quality over quantity 👌🏼. This gorgeous storage fam skimps on nothing!! Borosilicate glass, bamboo lids with an airtight, leakproof seal 👏🏼! We are running very, very low on stock so if these are on your wishlist now is the time. If you need an alibi for your purchase (ahem* hide from the husband) you can just say how much money you will save in the long run and how can anyone be mad about helping the environment!!).
4 hours ago
O Canada 🇨🇦 .
In addition to banning whale and dolphin captivity (💯!!) our favourite Northern Americans have gone one better and are now opting for planet over plastics 🌍 👏🏼
Plastic Free Sunday outing essentials 😍🌳. Click on the link in our bio and stock up on everything you need for Plastic Free July with our Plastic Free July Sale 🔥!
12 hours ago
This cheese platter covered in our reusable food wrap was the life of the party a few weeks back. It got everyone talking and asking questions.. how do you wash it? How does it stick? Omg where did you get it? Ahhhh dah guys come on you’re supposed to be my besties and watch every insta post I’ve ever made 😂😂😂you should know these answers!
To wash: dishwasher or warm soapy water 🚿
To stick: just stretch it over the plate or bowl and it will stick 🥗
Where to buy: well if you’re my friend you can have some for free otherwise your local health food store will have them or you can shop online at our website. 💥 BOOM!
🌎Our health is directly impacted by the health of the planet. And the health of our planet is directly impacted by our every day choices.
Simple things matter!
♻️Bring your reusable shopping bags
♻️And your reusable produce bags
♻️Carry a reusable straw with you
♻️Don’t forget your reusable water bottle
♻️Or reusable coffee cup
♻️Consider a bamboo toothbrush
And let me put this in perspective if you still don’t think your small actions matter:
🤔 💭Imagine if all 7 billion of us decided our actions didn’t matter and threw away a plastic bottle, toothbrush, a plastic bag or straw into ocean (where it’ll inevitably end up).
💚Your actions matter. Your voice matters. Use for good. Use it for change
13 hours ago
Items found in my neighbor’s trash over the past few weeks. They belonged to a Jewish grandma who loved to travel and bought these beautiful handmade souvenirs. I also found some great vintage clothing and a painting, which I’ll post later.
It’s been hard to go to sleep knowing that just down the street there are these beautiful, one-of-a-kind items in the trash, and that there’s a limit to how much I can go through realistically.
So this past week I spoke with @erinrdoppelt to create a little mantra to release myself of that shoulda-woulda-coulda guilt: I showed up today. I will continue to show up tomorrow. And now I will rest.
I also will speak to the building manager to see if I can be a part of their process for clearing out apartments, so hopefully next time I won’t have to go through their trash to begin with.