Thursday, January 20, 2011

great green-ie: green post


greening.... i find it exciting and hopeful that while there sure are lots of terrible things going on to pollute & harm our planet, there are so many wonderful folks doing fabulous things to help make the world a greener, healthier place! so, the rikrak studio is happy to feature great green-ies : snapshots of amazing, inspiring. eco-forward-thinking folks & groups from all sorts of fields and paths in the greening movement. some inspire by greening at home, or in their business; in their art or the larger world, or on many levels at once! i've asked each green-ie to suggest an easy eco-idea or tip we might all be able to add to our daily lives. today i'm honoured to present the next in this series! 

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what could be a better gift than one that keeps on giving? 
gosh... none!

so join me in a visit to the wonderful world of *green post*: an eco friendly shop with something green green green for everyone. i just love artist kendra' s beautiful works: handmade papers, plantable tags and cards, and papermaking supplies for the DIY in all of us! and i love what she writes about her work: Green Post was created with the intentions to re-use, recycle and upcycle all the "junk" paper that comes into my life: junk mail, useless bills, receipts, tags etc. and what a beautiful sentiment that is: turning junk into beauty!

how delightful it would be to give green post tags as a treat at your next event, or to put one in a card to a friend, or to use them as wedding favours or gift tags. the possibilities are sustainably endless!

it's fantastic to see greening in such a beautiful and functional way. and a special thanks to marnie of crafterall, a fave artist of the rikrak studio, for recommending green post in my call for green artists. it's a great collaboration, indeed, as crafterall, along with other etsy sellers, contributes paper scraps to be used in the making of green post goodies! yay to that!

now... how about  green post's eco tip: if you want to become a handmade recycled papermaker, you will need to become a super paper collector!  collecting paper means you will need lots of storage for all the receipts, tags, notes, misprints and misc. paper scraps that you find.  want one of my simple storage solutions?  

if you are like me, you own lots of bags, totes, purses, backpacks etc.  They hang on a hook somewhere in your home, empty and waiting to be in your favor once more!  why not give your bags and totes a new purpose and use them to store your paper collection? the papers can easily be sorted, will stay clean and free from debris and when you are ready to make paper you can simply grab your bags and go!
paper recycling never looked so good.

green post

have a great green day, nicies!
{and don't forget to nominate your favourite eco friendly items for event 3 of the handmade olympics! go green!}

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4 comments:

  1. Hooray! Hooray! for Green Post!

    Fantastic post, K! Love all the fresh, bright, and detailed photos you included, and, of course, I adore everything Kendra makes!

    And the eco-tip: genius! I have SO many totes and bags - way more than I ever bring to the grocery store at any one time - and this is a fantastic way to keep them where they are and fill them to recycle!

    Thanks so much for the shout-out too! All-around, and outstanding feature. I'm all smiles!
    - Marnie a.k.a. Crafterall

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  2. I'd love to try that papermaking pulp!!

    Enjoying seeing more of this series.

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  3. you're super, crafterall. thanks :)

    and me too, tessa. it looks like such mucky fun!

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  4. I love these!!!
    what a wonderful idea!

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!