April 22, 2010 is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Founded in 1970 by US Senator Gaylord Nelson (WI), Earth Day was designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. We were definitely inspired to do our part when we found out that
recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil, 4,100 kilowatts of energy, 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space and 60 pounds of air pollution.
And we’re not the only ones rocking this ruby anniversary party – according to the nonprofit Earth Day Network, Earth Day is observed in 175 countries and celebrated by more than a half billion people every year. Designers are certainly on board — taking a cue from Mother Nature, finding inspiration in all things natural, and adorning their accessory collections with everything from feathers and seashells to flowers and leaves. Accessorize from the ground up in earth inspired accessories, from earth tones and animal prints to turquoise and the coral gem of the sea.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough electricity to power a TV for three hours.