Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day - Upcycle

Well this is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Have we made headway on improving our environment? It seemed we were headed in the right direction in the late 70’s & early 80’s, but then BIG OIL got in the pockets of our lawmakers and I think we did some back-sliding. But with global warming now an accepted reality and other countries moving way ahead of us on renewable technologies, we now seem to be moving in the right direction again. I think that is obvious by the number of corporations and manufacturers who are advertising greener products. But of course our constant consumerism and its subsequent waste stream IS one of the biggest threats to our planet. So if you feel the need to shop, try to buy as much recycled, repurposed and upcycled goods as possible.
Here are some wonderful items I found by searching “upcycled” on Etsy.

Eco Paper Bowl by Irishmaz

Upcycled Metal Necklace by lazydazefarm

Upcycled Denim Wristlet by blossomscottage

Handlebar Bike Bag by BeatriceHoliday

and of course you can always shop your local thrift stores, for info on some good local thrift stores in south Florida, visit


  1. Thank you for the feature! And I LOVE the items you found. Take care!

    Christina, EandBShoppe

  2. I really like the Handlebar Bike Bag. Looks like Mom & Dad's old couch!



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