“The fact is that no species has ever had such wholesale control over everything on earth, living or dead, as we now have. That lays upon us, whether we like it or not, an awesome responsibility. In our hands now lies not only our own future, but that of all other living creatures with whom we share the earth.”
― David Attenborough, Life on Earth
The Earth is our home and the planet where we thrive as human beings alongside nature. However, as we continue in our pursuit towards development and advancement without taking care of the environment our planet suffers the repercussions. Earth Day is a reminder that we are one with the Earth rather than separate entities going about our daily lives.
We are part of the planet, as such it is our responsibility to be involved. Our involvement is important because ecology is not only about the presence of natural resources but it also includes us of course. We consume more than 80% of the planet’s natural resources, mostly without thinking about the results of these decisions. If we continue acting in ways that aren’t sustainable to the environment, we all lose.
Why Earth Day?
“Earthday.org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.” - Earth Day
Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day is a reminder for all to voice out and channel human energy to environmental issues. Every year we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd with the goal towards bold, creative, and innovative solutions to address the environmental crisis.
The fight is a continuous effort to bring into light transformational change around the world to take action with commitment. Earthday.Org focuses on the following issues around the world:
Be Part of Earth Day 2021
"As the world returns to normal, we can’t go back to business-as-usual.”
- Lindsay Dunahee,
The state of our environment is the key to our survival. Join the discussion from April 20-22 in celebration of Earth Day 2021. Listen to world leaders and jump into the discussion on how we can prevent disasters as a result of climate change and environmental destruction. While we cannot completely reverse the environmental damage we've caused, we can still be part of the healing process. It's easy to brush off environmental issues and leave them to the big players. However, our choices, actions and decisions as individuals, organizations and businesses play an important role. Your micro-world affects the whole and when individual voices come together, change is underway.
Women’s Peace Collection - Sustainability Practices
Women’s Peace Collection is committed to being a sustainable business and incorporating as many environmentally sound practices as possible. Last year we made a decision to eliminate virtually all plastic in our operations (with the exception of re-using the plastic that we receive our items in). We scouted out alternative packaging options and discovered some wonderful recycled paper shipping solutions. While a bit more expensive, we’re thrilled with what we’ve come up with. Our minimalist packaging now includes recycled and recyclable paper packages (including all paper padded envelopes), as well as reused packing paper. If you’ve ordered from us you’ve probably noticed our kind of funky looking packages – we hope you appreciate the intent behind them!
In our administrative operations, we recycle all paper and plastic and reuse materials whenever possible. We are about to introduce a new feature at checkout on our website where we offer our customers the option to pay to plant trees in order to offset their carbon footprint. Stay tuned!
Women’s Peace Collection is also committed to sourcing sustainable products. Our clothing, jewelry and accessories are largely made with recycled textiles or organic cotton; and our metal jewelry is sourced from recycled metals or sustainable mining operations. Additionally, our baskets, some of our clothing, and many of our accessories are sourced from renewable plant and animal materials such as pine needles, grasses, bamboo, and alpaca.
We strive to have environmental stewardship at the top of our priority list, always!
Happy Earth Day!