This year the theme for Earth Day is “Protect Our Species”. We want to raise awareness, so have teamed up with some other eco conscious business to collaborate on a giveaway competition. The one lucky winner will walk away with an amazing prize pack worth over $300!
Each of the collaborating business are all common in that they regularly donate to wildlife conservation charities – since the beginning of 2018 the Lil' Creatures and I donate a portion of profits from every Lil’ Koala sale on this site to The Australian Koala Foundation to help #savethekoala in the wild.
To learn more about what you can do to protect our species, find out about each of our special collaborators and how to enter the competition, read on!
Earth Day 2019 – Protect Our Species
“In nature, nothing exists alone.”
— Rachel Carson, 1962
We urgently need to act now to protect our threatened and endangered species.
Did you know that our human activity now is causing the greatest rate of extinction of species on Earth since the extinction of the dinosaurs 60 million years ago? It’s true! But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, this is the result of our human activity: climate change, habitat loss, unsustainable agriculture, deforestation, trafficking and poaching, pollution and pesticides to name just a few.
The Earth Day Network (www.earthday.org) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.
This year, the Earth Day Network is asking people around the globe to join its campaign to Protect Our Species.
Every step in the right direct helps, so head over to the Earth Day website for tips on how to Go Green. There are also other practical steps you can take on the Earth Day Network’s website.
Meet Our Earth Day Giveaway Collaborators
Two-Winged Fruit’s soap, skin care and hair care range is certified palm oil free, meaning that their products do not harm orangutans or rainforests. Their luxurious products are 100% natural and feature organic, locally grown and Australian native ingredients. Two-Winged Fruit supports the Orangutan Foundation International Australia and Rainforest Rescue.
Mornington Sea Glass was founded by Amanda Hilditch, an Australian designer with a passion for the marine environment. With a background in research, a sea-change to the Mornington Peninsula inspired her to combine her love for the ocean, interest in research and enjoyment of being a part of a thriving handmade community in the region. Their jewellery is a keepsake of the ocean or seaside to have with you always. Mornington Sea Glass regularly donates from their jewellery sales to Dolphin Research Institute’s ‘Adopt-a-Dolphin Program’.
Eco Patch is a homegrown business nestled amongst the grapevines in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. The business has been born from a passion for the environment and a fondness for creating reusable handmade fabric items such as beeswax food wraps and bags. Eco Patch will soon become an ongoing sponsor of Devil Ark. They have also donated to ZoosSA and World Wildlife Fund.
Lara of Billie Hardy Creative combines eye for detail, and an exceptional knowledge and experience to offer an organic, personal approach to any graphic design project. Billie Hardy Creative also has a beautiful range of Bohemian / Indie style art cards, stationary and fabric wares. Billie Hardy Creative supports wildlife charities Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Raptor Care North West.
Lifeforms Art produces original artwork on ethically sourced T-shirts, notebooks and more, promoting conservation and giving a voice to nature. They support #2minutebeachclean and Freshwater Habitats Trust.
Goodwill Wine is a social enterprise driven by the belief that drinking good wine might change the world. They donate 50% of their profits from the sale of good quality wines to charity. They have supported over 300 charities including many wildlife conservation charities.
Earth Day Giveaway Instagram Competition
Enter our Earth Day Instagram competition for the chance to win an amazing prize. Each of our collaborators has made a beautiful contribution to make up this prize worth over $300! (Entries close Sunday 21st April 2019 at 11:59pm AEST).
- Lil' Koala Hat – Lil’ Creatures
- Bohemian Elephant Art Print – Billie Hardy Creative
- Triple pack of Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps with Australian Native Birds prints – Eco Patch
- Wine Gift Pack with Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc 2016 and Bendigo Shiraz 2015 – Goodwill Wine
- 25GBP Gift Voucher – Lifeforms Art
- Starfish Rockpool Pendant – Mornington Sea Glass
- Nerolina & Hemp Shampoo, Lemon Myrtle & Kunzea Deodorant and Aloe Vera & Macadamia Hand & Body Lotion – Two-Winged Fruit
For details on how to enter, and the terms and conditions, visit this page: https://www.twowingedfruit.com.au/2019/04/10/protect-our-species-and-win-on-earth-day/
Images by @billiehardycreative_design