Thursday, April 19, 2012

Earth Day 2012

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by US Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin after witnessing the devastation caused by a massive oil spill in California in 1969.

He announced his idea for a "national teach-in on the environment" and first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 with 20 million people attending rallies and demonstrations across the country. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

For more information on Earth Day and ways you can take action visit The Earth Day Network.

From day long festivals to river cleanups, Click here to find an Earth Day event near you.

Green Carbon is part of the Trashion Team on Etsy. We're a group focused on recycling and upcycling all kinds of discarded and found materials. We're creative artists and crafters who are dedicated to making trash into treasure!

To celebrate Earth Day several of us are offering discounts on everything in our Shops from 4/16 through Earth Day on 4/22.  

Save 20% at Green Carbon with Coupon Code: GOGREEN20
Wrap Top by Green Carbon

Save 10% at Junck with Coupon Code: TRASHIONTEAM10
Phone Card Flower by Junck
Save 20% at Remaker with Coupon Code: EARTHDAYSALE2012
Rubber 'Ristband by Remaker
Save 15% at Junksmith with Coupon Code: EARTHDAY15
Upcycled Cat Charm Bracelet by Junksmith

Save 20% at ReSupply with Coupon Code: EARTHDAYSALE2012
Tin Hearts by ReSupply
Save 15% at Twitch and Whiskers with Coupon Code: EARTH15
Cottontail Kisses by twitchandwhiskers,
 Chose 10% off or Free Shipping on orders over $25 at Findings by Leslietsy
Send a convo with "TrashionTeam" in the title line to receive discount.
Stone Bead Mix by Findings by Leslietsy
  Chose 10% off or Free Shipping on orders over $25 at The Creative Block
Send a convo with "TrashionTeam" in the title line to receive discount.

Steampunk Necklace by The Creative Block
Visit IamtheMandy's blog, she is doing an Earth Day giveaway for a swag bag filled with goodies.
Magazine Coasters by IamtheMandy


  1. I love this post and it makes my heart sing to see there are others who want to save the beautiful, marvelous, fantastic Mother Earth.

    Happiness to all.

  2. Thanks for the info on the first Earth Day; I hadn't realized when and how it began. Thanks also for mentioning the etsy trashion team sale. Upcycling rocks!