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The EcoEtsy Street Team from http://www.etsy.com/ and http://www.ecoetsy.com/ and http://www.ecoetsy.blogspot.com/ has come together to donate a basket of Eco-minded goodies to be auctioned off for the benefit of the Nature Conservancy. This auction is entirely a non-profit event, created by the members of EcoEtsy (http://www.ecoetsy.com/) in order to promote handmade,eco-friendly goods and to support a worthy organization.
About the Auction
The benefit auction started preparations in the spring of 2008, and each participant that donated to the auction basket were required to follow a set of rules for their items:
● Every item is Eco-related in some way. These include repurposed, recycled, up-cycled,and eco-friendly products.
● Every item is handmade.
● Every item includes a small card that describes the item and how it relates to ecopractices.
More than 60 individual items are contained in this beautiful, eco-friendly auction handcrafted by people who care about nature and our environment. The total of all donations is valued at more than $300 retail.
Donation photographs will be available beginning October 20, the first day of the auction.These photographs can be accessed by viewing the album at http://ecoetsyauction.myphotoalbum.com/
Auction Start Date: October 20th, 2008
Auction End Date: October 30th, 2008
This auction is open to US residents only. This is to prevent any legal issues as well as preventshipping issues that may arise due to regulations that other countries have.
Bidding: Bids may be placed on the auction basket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates will be announced regularly on the EcoEtsy blog (http://ecoetsy.blogspot.com/) with the highest bidding amount.
Please note that the monies raised will also be used to ship the donation basket to the winner.
The highest bid placed by 9 PM MST (-7 GMT) will be awarded. The auction basket will be shipped within one week of bid payment receipt – payment details will be sent to the winnerafter the auction via email.
Eco Etsy is a group of like-minded people who are coming together to spread the word about reducing, reusing, and recycling. We concentrate on educating other Etsyians to be more aware of the waste we create when packaging our items, and therefore offer tips and tricks to help other members create a greener way of life in their shops and in their personal lives. EcoEtsy is open to all Etsy sellers who want to waste less in the process of creating, selling, packaging and shipping and to encourage buyers to do their part as well. Please feel free to learn more about EcoEtsy and the products we create, the tips we produce, and the efforts we are involved in byvisiting the following websites:
Eco Etsy Website: http://www.ecoetsy.com/
Eco Etsy Blog: http://www.ecoetsy.blogspot.com/
Street Team Page: http://team.etsy.com/profilest/eco.shtml
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy, please visit http://www.nature.org/
Since their founding in 1951:
● They've protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of riversworldwide – operating more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
● They work in all 50 states and more than 30 countries – protecting habitats fromgrasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.
● They address threats to conservation involving climate change, fire, fresh water, forests,invasive species, and marine ecosystems.
I HAVE DONATED A REUSABLE BAG I CROCHETED WITH "RESCUED" OR "RECLAIMED" CROCHET THREAD FOR THIS AUCTION FOR A CAUSE -- I ALSO VOTED FOR THE NATURE CONSERVANCY IN THE POLL TO DETERMINE WHO THE DONATION WOULD GO TO. THE NATURE CONSERVANCY IS SO AMAZING IN THE PROJECTS THEY SUPPORT, ORGANIZE, FUND AND INSPIRE -- ALL OVER OUR PLANET!!
CHECK HERE OR ON ONE OF ECOETSY'S ONLINE LOCATIONS FOR WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH OUR AUCTION!!