Thursday, April 22, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
This is the Eco Mini Bag. The front compartment closes with Velcro and is the perfect size for a cell phone or camera. We are partial to using it for a camera. : ) Mini bags are made from recycled plastic sacks used to carry 100 pounds of rice to market in the Philippines. The graphic design on each mini bag is unique because the Filipino craftswomen reuse every part of the sack to minimize waste.
The Recycled Rice Sack Sport Pouch, aka "the anti-fanny pack", is adjustable to fit over your shoulder, across your chest or around your waist and lays flat. Pouches are lined with eco-friendly material and feature four zipped pockets — three outside and one inside. Perfect for carrying all your stuff to work - or somewhere more fun.
A statement piece for the fashion-forward: the tagua nut necklace. Grown in Colombia, Tagua nuts are gathered as they fall to the ground, enabling them to be harvested without disturbing the palm tree from which they came. Next the nuts are dried, painted and then strung on sturdy cotton thread, with knots between them, for added durability. Each necklace is crafted of whole tagua nuts that average 1" wide. When strung together, they make a bold statement in a burst of bright color that can be worn year round.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
April Green Drinks
Our Second Annual Green Drinks for the Chesapeake Bay
Thursday, April 22, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Severn Inn, 1993 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Annapolis
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, Green Drinks chapters throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed will come together for the second annual Green Drinks for the Chesapeake Bay to concentrate on action our grass roots movement can take to influence to legislation and government regulation to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay -- while having fun with our eco-awareness, of course. Annapolis Green Drinks and Virginia Beach Green Drinks are the at the helm of the coordinated "toast" and call to action, with each Green Drinks group from Pennsylvania to Virginia meeting simultaneously on the 22nd each in its respective location.
The effort also is an attempt to top the Green Drinks world attendance record of 1800 people, currently held by a group in Melbourne, Australia.
Green Drinks Annapolis is returning to the Severn Inn for its event, where we hope to top last year's single group attendance and the watershed-wide number of 1200 that we gathered in 2009!
Call to Action The Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act of 2009, now working its way through Congress, has been called by many the last, best hope for restoration of our national treasure. We are going to use the powerful grass roots networking of Green Drinks to help move this bill along to passage.
We Green Drinkers will add our unique voice to the fight for restoration of the Chesapeake Bay by enlisting our colleagues, friends and family all across the country to obtain votes for the bill's passage in Congress - and we'll have fun doing it too!
The Chesapeake is as important and wonderful a national treasure as the Grand Canyon, the Smoky Mountains, the Badlands of South Dakota, the Everglades or Death Valley. It is tied directly to our early history as a Nation, and it is the largest estuary in the country. It is the heart of our local heritage and it is dying. Also, this legislation is important to all Americans because it will impact other bodies of water too.
Bring Your Friends to Green Drinks! Green Drinks at the beautiful and beautifully located Severn Inn is sure to be loads of fun! We'll have much more info on the actual event in our next email. There will be door prizes and other surprises for you!