What do Stormtroopers do to help save the planet? Install solar panels on the Death Star of course! (Ironically enough, to provide energy for the destruction of other planets … but that’s another discussion) These geek-tastic photos caught my eye last night from Jim’s computer while I was stitching some felt ornaments. The picture featured here is only a sample of a creative and funny collection shot by Stéfan. (For more mindless fun, check out Part I of “What Stormtroopers Do On Their Day Off” here!)
So what do I do to help our earth? I do more obvious acts like recycling whenever possible and turning off lights when I leave the house. We also keep our apartment pretty chilly in the winter, which cuts out on wasted heat (and also because I simply prefer to pay smaller gas bills).
Etsy shop-wise I make my own packaging by recycling paper grocery bags. I cut the brown bags into a variety of rectangles and fold each piece once and glue appropriately to form a little paper pouch. Once dry, I punch two holes near the opening of the pouch and thread ribbon through to secure the package and attach my shop tag! Easy, eco-friendly and inexpensive. Item packaging doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to be effective, interesting and beautiful!
How do you recycle/reuse when packaging and shipping your items?