Earth Day: Celebrate Your Inner "Tree Hugger"

Earth Day is Saturday the 22nd!

 

Hey! Being a "Tree-Hugger" is nothing to be ashamed of! I love this planet and the incredible beauty it provides for us! 

Visiting "Giant Tree" in Rockelfeller Forest. "Not the tallest redwood, but this specimen in Humboldt Redwoods State Park is pretty much the best in show. Designated the National Champion Coast Redwood for having the best combination of height, diameter and crown spread, it could be dubbed Big Beauty. Perhaps the largest redwood in terms of mass, it is in the park's Rockefeller Forest, the world's largest stand of old growth redwoods, 10,000 acres!" (Source:  Redwood Info ) 

Visiting "Giant Tree" in Rockelfeller Forest. "Not the tallest redwood, but this specimen in Humboldt Redwoods State Park is pretty much the best in show. Designated the National Champion Coast Redwood for having the best combination of height, diameter and crown spread, it could be dubbed Big Beauty. Perhaps the largest redwood in terms of mass, it is in the park's Rockefeller Forest, the world's largest stand of old growth redwoods, 10,000 acres!" (Source: Redwood Info

Earth Day Sale!

Lizzy James will be celebrating with a ONE-DAY Earth Day sale!  YOU ARE INVITED!

On Earth Day 4/22/2017 there will be a special promotion! It only will last one rotation of the Earth! (24 hours) :] 

Any purchase over $39 will receive a free Moon Sun Charm! The perfect way to infuse your wrap with Earthy vibes! Why not wear an expressive, artisan piece to reflect the natural beauty of this planet?

Make sure you use PROMO CODE: EARTH at checkout!

Hurry! It will expire 4/22!!!

Take a look at the Earth Day Collection, a collection just for Mother Earth!

The  Moon Sun Charm , FREE with any purchase of $39 or more on 4/22 using code EARTH!

The Moon Sun Charm, FREE with any purchase of $39 or more on 4/22 using code EARTH!

The Moon Sun charm, in silver tone pewter, symbolizes the union of opposites. An easy to use lobster clasp comes with this charm which allows you to put it on where you want, and take it off when you want! And right now it's FREE with purchase of $39 or more! Use code EARTH!

Adventure with Mother Earth

I go camping and hiking often and do my best to only take photos and leave footprints.  You will see photos from some of my favorite adventures with Mother Earth!

Exploring Fern Canyon! Scenes from Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World. "Imagine walking through a narrow canyon where the walls are completely covered by luxuriant ferns and mosses and are dripping with moisture." (source:  Redwood Info )

Exploring Fern Canyon! Scenes from Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World. "Imagine walking through a narrow canyon where the walls are completely covered by luxuriant ferns and mosses and are dripping with moisture." (source: Redwood Info)

Laying next to the river bed in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park. "Within Tuolumne Meadows, visitors see the Tuolumne River meandering quietly through its meadow channel and cascading over the granite river bottom against a backdrop of rugged mountain peaks and glacially carved domes." (Source:  Tuolumne Meadows ) 

Laying next to the river bed in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park. "Within Tuolumne Meadows, visitors see the Tuolumne River meandering quietly through its meadow channel and cascading over the granite river bottom against a backdrop of rugged mountain peaks and glacially carved domes." (Source: Tuolumne Meadows

Another view in Yosemite!

Another view in Yosemite!

Take Some Time To Smell The Flowers!

Go outside! Even if it is just in your neighborhood, go enjoy the beauty that can be so easily overlooked! You don't need to travel! Look at some of these gorgeous plants and flowers that I found outside my home yesterday!

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These moments are so relaxing and brought to you by the one and the ONLY, Mother Earth!

 

Earth Day, The Love Story

Earth day really is about showing some love for your Mother Earth and all she provides!

Earth day began on April 22, 1970, by Senator Gaylord Nelson as a nationwide day for educate and spread awareness of environmental issues and conservation efforts.  In 1990, this day went global, although there had been a global awareness since at least the 70’s as well.*

Chipko members saving a tree. (source:  The Chipko Movement of India )

Chipko members saving a tree. (source: The Chipko Movement of India)

Many are familiar with the Chipko Movement that also started in the 1970’s in India. Men and women stood up in non-violent protest to protect trees in their villages from being cut down. They did this by embracing each other and literally hugging the trees so they would not be cut down! It started a huge movement to ensure an ecological balance and the survival of the tribal people whose depend on the forests.*

Chipko meaning “to hug”, could be some of the earliest roots to modern day “tree-huggers”. *

Love this  Stamped Tree Pendant ! You can add it to any wrap bracelet!

Love this Stamped Tree Pendant! You can add it to any wrap bracelet!

Show Some Love

 Luckily you can still show your love Mother Earth without having to literally hug a tree!

There are plenty of ways to give back! Plant a tree! Plant some flowers! You can now have someone plant flowers for you! You can even simply use a # to help the environment! #feedabee We have become aware of the bee crisis that is happening all over the world due to things like the increased use of chemical pesticides.

We need bees to pollinate all the food we eat! But bees also need flower nectar to eat too! Luckily there is something we can do to help! Plant flowers! Feedabee.com will plant a wild flower everytime someone uses the hashtag #feedabee . You don’t have to spend money and you can help the planet!

You also can plant your own flowers around your home! Check out the Easter Day Activities blog post for the easiest step-by-step DIY flower project at home!

If you are an animal lover, like me, you can also find ways to help Mother Earth’s creatures too! You can give your time to a local animal shelter or donate pet supplies! Even show some love to your own animals! Just take your pooch out on an extra long walk!

My fluffy dog, bear.

My fluffy dog, bear.

Lizzy James loves animals too! You will always see dogs running around the Lizzy James studio! It really can brighten your day!

Mr. Sampson looking dapper in his business attire.

Mr. Sampson looking dapper in his business attire.

You can feel great about any purchase you make because Lizzy James proudly supports Hellen Woodward Animal Center, a local charity that reaches out globally to spread animal welfare education. Lizzy James feels so deeply about supporting this charity along with many other great charities all surrounding human health issues, animal care, and education! Check out the video below! (I spy fluffy white dogs on the couch!)

Behind the Scenes Update: Keep your eyes out for the announcing of new charity giving very soon!

 

Feeling Like Your On Top of the World!

There are so many things to feel good about at Lizzy James including the ONE DAY Earth Day sale! On Earth Day 4/22/2017, there will be the 24-hour promotion!

Any purchase over $39 will receive a free Moon Sun Charm! The perfect way to infuse your wrap with Earthy vibes!

Make sure you use PROMO CODE: EARTH at checkout!

Hurry! It's a 24-hour sale! It will expire 4/22!!! 

 

Take a look at the Earth Day Collection for “Tree-Hugger” needs!

 

Happy Earth Day!

 

 

-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Sources:

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/earth-day

http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/essay/chipko-movement-in-india-useful-notes/32984/

https://serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-chipko-movement-of-india-tree.html

http://ecoindia.com/education/chipko-movement.html

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/sustainable-agriculture/save-the-bees/