Earth Day, like many other “noted dates,” has become a bit commercial if you ask us. The Recycle icon can be seen anywhere from the Today Show to the side of canvas shopping bags. With that said, is still stands as one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of green democracy. The very first Earth Day, in the spring of 1970, not only supported the first green generation but brought worldwide attention to the environmental crisis that continues to impact our country and world.
So how can one continue this movement which will effect our children, grandchildren, and so on? Recycle, compost, bike not drive, turn off your lights, donate to your local green nonprofits, and use the following products.
Lead Graffiti, a graphic design company who specializes in letterpress, sell these rockin’ boxcard cards. The top seller at the National Stationery Show in 2010, the repurposed packaging comes from a selection of food-related products such as cereal, soft drinks, and beer.
The line of journals from The Found, use real 1940’s American mug shots. All of their products are “inspired by a collection of found ephemera, everything from vintage photos, 35 mm slides and mug shots to letters and original decals – items that have lived in the world a while and it’s their time to be re-discovered…and in some ways re-invented and re-purposed.”
The folks at Calypso Cards are serious about the environment. The journal above is actually made from tree-free paper. Tree-free paper? Come again? I’ll keep looking for ink-free pens but not sure I’ll ever find one. Or want to.
If we are truly talking Green, one direction to go is with a digital app. Yes, I get it, this is far from the handwriting we here at Brown Ink support but the folks at Red Stamp believe in sending messages the best way they know how. Check out their Earth Day card selections below and it’s easy to link to their website where one can download the application and find the Earth Day cards in the Happy section (Thanks Dan!).
So head outdoors, think about doing less, and use the back of a receipt from Whole Paycheck to invite your friend on a bike date to your local free trade coffee shop where they encourage you to bring your own mug.