Monday

reducing my carbon footprint

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
Today is my first real post and what a better way than to showcase earth friendly earrings! All of these earrings are composed of 70% or more organic materials. So what is organic mean exactly? Ends up, it is more than just something you can brag about to your yoga teacher.

As defined by Dictionary.com, Organic is defined as:

1. noting or pertaining to a class of chemical compounds that formerly comprised only those existing in or derived from plants or animals, but that now includes all other compounds of carbon.
2. characteristic of, pertaining to, or derived from living organisms: organic remains found in rocks.



So you are wearing petrifed living organisms. Well, at least they are pretty! (and really lightweight I may add.........)

And footprint....feet are involved???

What the term "carbon footprint" means from an artical in Marie Claire:

It’s a measure of the total amount of harmful greenhouse-gas emissions that people produce, either directly or indirectly. These gases warm the atmosphere by absorbing heat that’s radiated by the earth, then releasing only a portion of that heat into space. The most dangerous, long-lasting greenhouse gases produced by humans are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons (aerosols containing this were banned in the U.S. nearly 30 years ago). Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is the most pervasive of the evil gases (a molecule stays airborne for more than a century), and since it’s tough to separate and quantify each distinct greenhouse gas, scientists commonly use CO2 to measure the global-warming problem.
**summary...organic materials use less harmful gases, reducing the greenhouse effect and enabling you to look chic and smart to your yogi and hippie friends!




blue topaz on large organic gold $30
pearl on small organic gold $20
multi pearls on large organic silver $26
aqua crystal on large organic gold rounds $24
pearls on small organic silver $20

Please email ocd214@gmail.com for ordering and purchasing requests!
xoxox,
OCD