“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature–the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter. ” Rachel Carson
In celebration of Earth Day, we wanted to share some of our favorite places on earth—and some of our favorite people in those places. People who know the infinitely healing refrains of nature, people who view the earth as sustenance, spirit, home.
How can you make a difference on Earth Day? Keep in mind, the average person in the U.S. throws away 70-80 pounds of textiles a year according to Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) and the American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS). The situation might be improving: Over the last three years nearly three million tons of textiles have been reused and recycled; that’s the equivalent of taking 1.3 million cars off the road in terms of greenhouse gas benefits. So find a local textile recycler for your unwanted textiles (the ATRS website has a list of locations by state), look for collection boxes in your neighborhood, check local charities and thrift stores, and contact your town or city to see if it has a textile recycling program.