What is Earth Day?
The Earth Day is celebrated each year on the 22nd of April, which is the birth anniversary of the environmental movement that started in the year 1970. The founder of this day was Gaylord Nelson. The U.S. was completely oblivious of how its development methods are affecting the environment; pollution was considered as a sign of development and there were frequent oil spills. This moved the then U.S. senator to come up with some check and balance as to what impact development has and actually hold the people responsible for their actions. In 1990, Earth Day went global and included around 141 countries and that proved to be quite an important year since the countries realized how vital recycling is for the environment and they actually made an effort to make recycling possible.
How Can We Recycle?
There are several ways we can recycle different materials, which are a part of our day-to-day life. We can recycle paper since it’s the most used item and it is quite simple to recycle; there are several methods of recycling paper and most of them are possible to do at home. Shredded paper can be kept around plants in your garden, which will decompose and help the plants to grow. Recycling paper helps to save trees and conserve other natural resources as well.
Glass can be recycled numerous times compared to plastic, which cannot be repeatedly used since it can be very harmful for health. However, glass can be reused and the recycled glass is even cheaper than using raw materials.
Why is Recycling Important?
Recycling is very important for the environment and for living a sustainable life without destroying the Earth and its resources. It helps in energy conservation because companies do not have to produce goods from natural resources and that uses less energy so recycling also helps to cut down costs. It reduces creation of landfills; the waste in landfills emits harmful greenhouse gases, which can be reduced by recycling. It helps preserve the natural habitat of animals and rainforests can be preserved. Moreover, the extreme pollution that is caused by the irresponsibility of companies and their lack of seriousness about this issue, the ozone layer is depleted beyond repair and that exposes people to severe skin diseases. If everyone starts recycling, even the basic items that are used at home, that can have a multiplied effect on at least maintaining the ozone layer in its current state and not ruining it further.
Easter is just around the corner and we need to start stocking up our style and décor items to make the most of this festive season.
Here are some amazing DIY second hand store ideas to try out this Easter:
Easter Bunny Shirts
Children love nothing more than glittery and sparkly Easter bunny shirts, and instead of buying new ones that they’ll probably wear no more than twice a year, why not find a good thrift bargain, and get started on making one of our own? It’s very simple, you can pick out plain white tees or work with a colorful or stripe-filled tee-shirt.
You can buy glittery bunny-inspired sew-ons from your local Talize, and then, all that’s left to do is sew them on, and create some more bunny art or use stamping techniques. For a baby girl, you can make up lots of bows and pink bunnies, and for boys, keep the outfit in blue-tones. Opportunities are endless, you can make cute little stars with sequins scattered around, Easter eggs, glittery hearts and so much more.
Give your baby girls a twirl-worthy moment this Easter with colorful tutu skirts paired up with bright tops, or a bright-hued maxi dress that has lovely lace accents. Talize allows you to shop a lovely myriad of second hand dresses that allow you to match various patterns, fabrics and textures. Pick out the ones you think will flatter your baby girl, and start creating flowy maxi dresses and skirt suits. You can even create a patchwork delight by mixing up different patterns and prints.
Pick out some colorful socks, gloves, mittens, knit sweaters and leg warmers from Talize, and turn them into Easter Bunny goodie bags to hand out desserts and sweets to the kids. You can cut them up and do a little bit of sewing to turn them into little pouches, and then get creative with laces, bows and glittery patches to give them a delightful festive finish.
Hosting a fun-filled Easter party for the kids, family and friends? You need a colorful backdrop, actually lots of them to make your Easter affair festive and create ample opportunities for good selfies. Pick out heaps of colorful clothes from second hand stores, make sure the fabric is very light and easy to cut through. Also, be sure to pick out all the Easter colors, such as pink, blue, green, yellow and some coral or red for an energetic pop. Now, cut them into strips and hang them on a wire or rope. You can even use this trick to create colorful tablecloths.