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April Is Earth Month:

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

Sustainability and Inside My Locket jewelry

April is Earth Month and more specifically Earth Day is Saturday the 22nd. The Earth Day organization is celebrating 53 years since the first coordinated effort to educate us about the consequences of air and water pollution, and how we can come together to protect our environment. Did you know, the organizational effort was spurred on by a massive oil spill in 1969 in Santa Barbara, California. Side note - think about that: the oil spill occurred one year prior to a massive organizational effort, that has lasted 53 years! They were able to take action and make something happen within a year - it's incredible to think how long, and how much 'red tape', would be required now, in 2023, to make something so important happen!

Check out this statistic

20 Million Americans, approximately 10% of the total population, took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.

The United States Forest Service was part of the collaboration effort and instrumental in educating the public about the ECO system, including wildlife and tree conservation. Fun fact - my father worked for the forest service and was asked to speak to students at both VMI and Washington and Lee University about the ECO system that first year of collaboration.

In the 2 years that followed, the following organizations and environmental laws emerged from that first Earth Day organizational effort:

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Occupational Safety and Health Act

  • Clean Air Act

  • Clean Water Act

  • Endangered Species Act

I know what you're thinking, 'that's great, but why is she telling me this?'. Well, did you know that my jewelry is:

  • Sometimes made with recycled slag from Iron Ore processing

  • Sometimes made with recycled slag from Gold processing

  • Sometimes made with recycled paint from the automotive industry

  • ALWAYS made with recycled silver

Here are a few of my favorite pieces that are made with 100% recycled materials

Visit our American Muscle Jewelry collection to find all of our Fordite Jewelry! 20% of these sales go to Garage Cultural to support their efforts in their Detroit Community. More on Fordite in the next blog post!

I hope you take some time to enjoy the outdoors this month!

~XO, Anna

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