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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Earth Day 2012 - Go Green!!

From Earth Day photo page on internet.
Yesterday was Earth Day 2012 and a lot of people payed homage to the many ways in which you can celebrate and promote the the world we live in.  One of the hallmarks of Earth Day is to "go green" and reduce the reliance on new manufactured consumer goods.

I researched Earth Day and found the following interesting description of its history and some of the cultural and societal influences - ones I remember well:
Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.
At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.  Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.
Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center. http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement
So this is a good time to rededicate ourselves to repurposing, refurbishing, reusing and limiting excess landfill.  One of the founding principles of my personal business - Wydeven Designs - is dedicated to this cause as stated on my website:
This is also an environmentally-friendly - GREEN - enterprise. We are participating in recycling, reusing, and reducing the reliance on newly manufactured products that require precious natural resourceslink to site

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