5.04.2010

We're All In This Together

With the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and with every day the situation going from bad to worse Camilla and I couldn't help but put up a post about the things we all should be doing, already. The sad thing is too many people are not doing much of anything.  This topic came up with a group of Camilla's friends this past weekend, they were all talking about how disgusting it is that at their school so many kids LITTER! Really! I just couldn't believe it, Kids in this day and age still LITTER?! Well then I read on Huffington Post about the our sea animals dying and that scientists think the oil is going to hit the Florida keys, so Camilla and I sat up last night compiling pictures for a post that we feel very passionate about. We love the Ocean I mean who doesn't? Sandy beaches, beautiful sea life and those crashing waves that can lull you to utter relaxation. We are all in this together and there are such easy steps we can all take to stop our need for oil.
Stop driving everywhere and take other modes of transportation.
Like riding a bicycle or just simply walking 
And if you live in a city without public transportation try carpooling. 
Shop for food at Farmers markets from local farmers that grow Organically
Or start your own garden.
Shop Vintage stores for clothes and housewares or check out a local garage sale every now and then. You might be surprised what you find.
 When you do shop at you favorite boutiques and stores bring reusable bags.
These beauties are by James Coviello. Each bag is made from left over fabric from past collections so you can be fashionable, unique and eco friendly all at the same time.

Wash all your clothes in cold and hang them to dry. Clothes shrink less, keep the fabrics fresh and colors brighter longer.


Check out you local library for books and movies. Something about reading a book that has passed through many hands makes it better, at least to me.

The Florida Keys just one short year ago when we fell in love with the natural beauty, the locals and history of the whole place. Can you imagine if it were covered in oil?

Share your thoughts on how we all can help each other start to make a change or just vent if you want, we don't care it all helps and it's a start.

XX Valerie and Camilla

15 comments:

Nathalie Maggiori said...

Love all these pictures!

The Photodiarist said...

The situation in the gulf is incredibly sad. Oil is something without which our society cannot operate at the moment. It fuels more industries and subindustries that we probably know off the tops of our heads. Yet, without a clean earth, we will soon have no viable society to operate. I agree wholehearteldy with your post. If we all take small steps, the collective effort would be immense.

the gorgeous said...

the first pic is daaamn HOT!
great blog :)

sarah. said...

it's such an upsetting situation, i wholeheartedly agree with everything you've written in this post, we must all do our bit.

love
somehow-someday.blogspot.com

Victoria's other secret said...

the first picture is really beautiful! :)

love your blog x x x

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katsaale said...

Thank you for this turn to the more serious! I love the beautiful pictures and I absolutely agree with what you wrote. I love the Keys, I visit them every year, so that idea really got me thinking!

{ I V Y } said...

ok i really like your blog!
following!
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daisychain said...

this is such an incredible post, kudos to you

English Rose ♥ said...

Fab post!

Merci beaucoup for your wonderful comment darlings, it means the absolute world that you like the blog, i hope you guys become regular visitors =]

I absolutely adore your blog too - would you like to exchange links?

Sorry it took so long to reply, I took a week's break from blogging - so good to be back!

Stay safe and chic mes chéries,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Phuong said...

the first picture is so cool!

Dylana Suarez said...

Great post! We should all do our part to help keep this planet going strong.

xoxo

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Blade said...

Thanks so much for the post. We all get so distracted that we often don't take the time to make a point even if we take notice.

Yes the first pic is good the message is great. Excellent reminder.

Thanks

Blade

The Urban Vogue
http://theurbanvogue.blogspot.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These are awesome tips that I hope everyone keeps in mind. That disaster at the Gulf of Mexico really horrifies me. I just saw Oceans today and I truly believe humans are pretty much destroying an entire world. We need to be more careful, otherwise we're going to destroy everything.

Sara Stockett said...

These are fabulous pictures, and great tips. Motivating too! Check out my photography blog:

http://stockettphotography.blogspot.com/

Coco said...

I cycle to uni every day - not only is it good for the environment, but it feels so good for my health.