March 11, 2007

Welcome to Sew Green!

Sew Green is made up of eleven women who met through the crafting blogging community.

One day last November, on my regular blog, I mentioned wanting to start a blog about consumption. It turned out, some dear crafting blogger friends were also interested in this idea. I think most people in the world want to live more environmentally responsibly, but there are so many obstacles to doing this. Hopefully this blog will be a way for us to remove some of those obstacles for ourselves and each other, by sharing what we’re learning and figuring out who to try to influence {industry people, institutions, politicians} on a grander scale, to affect change.

The first month or so, we’ll be introducing ourselves and sharing some topics we’re interested in. Topics we’re interested in will undoubtedly range from simple (tips on how to stop receiving junk mail), to more complex (how global economics affect environmental issues).

After our initial month, we plan to all research the same one environment/consumption-related topic per month and to share our findings/art/stories/thoughts/ideas around that subject. We’re going to figure this blog out as we go. We hope you’ll join us on our Sew Green journey!

-Shash

A little about the Sew Green collaborators in no particular order:

51 comments:

alyssa said...

Hey you guys,
Everything looks so great! Way to go:)

alyssa said...

Hey before I go, I have a question for your group.
Does anyone know of an eco-silkscreening company that would print designs on huge sheets of fabric?
Also, if you live in the L.A. area, there is going to be a class at Crenshaw High School about the edible forest that is on the campus. I'll send you the info tomorrow.

julie said...

Oh wow, fantastic idea and its going to provide some great reading!! Enjoy and looking forward to it all :)

cruststation said...

This is a fantastic project ladies, can't wait to find out more and to join you on a journey to become 'greener'!

Abigail said...

*SUCH* a wonderful project...this {becoming greener and more aware} is something that is becoming a bigger focus for me each day...it is so very important!

I am very much looking forward to visiting here often and reading all your shared insights...

Congrats on the launch girls!! xx

risa said...

how exciting! i can't wait to learn more from you guys. and to be inspired...

wendy said...

you ladies rock!

Laura said...

Great! Great idea and great contributors--just great!

amisha said...

what a wonderful project... i am so excited to visit this site and hear all of your ideas. this has become an issue i am reading more and more about, trying to make more changes in my daily life, so looking forward to the inspiration!

dandelion said...

i like it! Sounds like a very positive and fun thing...x

amy k. said...

wow! this is amazing! I am so exciting for this site-you all are incredible for getting together this wonderful resource-can't wait to read more-
thank you!

Veronica TM said...

what a wonderful idea! i am looking forward to visiting often and reading about all these very important and vital topics.

Carlene said...

What a great idea...I can't wait to read more!

alyssa said...

I can't find a "Sew Green" e-mail so here is the info I promised:

Subject: [cityrepairla] Food forestry seminar on 24
March

Adonijah Miyamura, the creator of Crenshaw High
School food forest, will be giving a seminar on food
forestry 24 March, at a location yet to be
announced.

Adonijah studied permaculture under Bill Mollison,
and has studied biointensive gardening, West African
indigenous growing methods, Native American plant
knowledge, four square and European gardening
techniques and much else. He has created his own
style and methods of creating vibrant, productive
food forests in a short period of time, using the
best of these methods and knowledge from his 25+
years of experience in this area.

The seminar runs from 9-1 PM, and he will be
soliciting areas of interest from the participants
before the seminar and will cover as much as he can
of those specifics, as well as some techniques to
get a very healthy garden growing rapidly. There
will be hands on work creating an actual food
forest.

The cost is $50, and includes a plant raised
lovingly from seed, Adonijah's magic microorganism
mix and more goodies.

For more info, or to RSVP, write me:

Cory Brennan
cory8570@yahoo.com

lomester said...

congratulations! What a great idea. I cannot wait to learn more.

African Kelli said...

Fantastic! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

Anonymous said...

I've been focusing on decreasing my family's ecological footprint these days, and I'm feeling frustrated with the effort... So much plastic in our lives these days! I'll be coming here for some inspiration! Great idea!

Sam said...

Great idea - I'm looking forward stopping by.

Karen said...

Hey you guys!

Congratulations on the launch of this fabulous blog. I am looking forward to reading everyone's thoughts. The more we're aware about what we can do, I think the more like we are that we'll do it...

chaffinch said...

I am so happy to read about this new venture. I am happy to read shared concerns and this is a fantastic outlet to make a difference. Great news!

freelisa said...

Such a great idea! I look forward to what you have in store...

lindsey clare said...

this is a beautiful project, i'm loving it. our natural environment provides so much pleasure and inspiration, and it's so sad that this is forgotten in favour of shopping and having and getting.
i congratulate each of you for committing to use your energy for something positive!

jenifer74 said...

awesome. linked you ladies up in my blog. can't wait to keep reading about the daily-ness one can take on to make the planet healthier! thank you!

Dawbis said...

i'm so happy you guys have put this blog out. i hope you accomplish all that you set out to do. you are all inspiring.

Regina said...

What a FANTASTIC idea! You'll definitely be on my list of MUST READS!

maditi said...

fabulous concept - really looking forward to your green journey!!

filambulle said...

All right!! I am with you here! :D
I have no tv, no cars, but 3 children (that my companion declares to be our most un-ecological doing!). I love all textile crafts and arts, and am thrilled to follow your musings.
Happy blogging

mimulus said...

wowo, I see in on eday you have already added new links and a masthead (which is really smashing!)

you might want to add a link to
http://www.localharvest.org/
so folks can find local farmers markets and a nearby CSA.

Also the worsted witch has a wonderful blog/list of resources for ecofriendly crafting, etc.
www.worstedwitch.com.

PG and E has a nice
http://www.pge.com/res/rebates/energy_tools_resources/
page on energy conservation, etc. that is applicable to all parts of the country.

suzanne said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for pulling this together.

LeeAnn said...

This is a great idea! I love it! I recently found the way to stop getting credit card offers in the mail and it also stops those companies from checking my credit report.

I can't wait to read more!

Jeanne said...

An absolute must read in the current issue of Orion...

The Idols of Environmentalism: Do environmentalists conspire against their own interests?

http://www.orionmagazine.org/pages/om/07-2om/White.html

Heather said...

Great idea for a blog and you all sound like amazing people. I organize Swap-o-rama-rama here in Vancouver, and and am also producing one at Maker Faire in the Bay Area May 19 and 20. Hope that those of you who live in California might come to check it out. Creative reuse and lots of fun!

Jess Hutch said...

This is a fantastic idea. Thank you for doing this...

prudence rabbit said...

I'm very excited about this blog--can't wait to read more!

earthchick said...

Oh yay. I'm SO glad you've started this blog. I look forward to keeping up with it.

cally said...

woops, I posted my earlier comments in the wrong bit. they are here-

http://sewgreen.blogspot.com/2007/03/gwen-bugheart-bugheart.html


One is a link for the Centre for Alternative Technology for your Europe links list as it's a key place for resources, innovation, all sorts of good stuff, including online help.
www.cat.org.uk

melanie said...

I'm excited about your this venture and looking forward to many more posts!

abby said...

yay for you girls!
so excited about this

noell said...

Perfect. I was just thinking yesterday that I need to find an online community to help me figure out how else I can make my household more eco-friendly.

The fact that you are all artists and crafters makes it even better. Looking forward to more.

Patricia said...

What a great idea for a blog! I look forward to visiting frequently.

Esther said...

Oooooooooooooh yes, I'll be back here...so good to find you !
Esther from Quebec, Canada

holly said...

so so so so so! glad i found this. i gave up non-necessity spending for lent, and man, if i wasn't overwhelmed by the consumer society world i'm surrounded by before, i am now! so it's good to see i'm not the only one concerned about such things! thanks!

knitrat said...

the blog has been treehugged, congrats :)

So awesome you guys. I work part time at a knitting store in Calgary
(http://make1yarns.com/blog/)
and often reflect on the relationship between the resurgence in knitting and consumerism. On one hand it is wonderful that people are interested in process as much as product, and ascribe value to the handmade, but on the other there is definitely an aquisitive, consumerist aspect to crafsters' obsession with getting more wool, materials, etc. I am as guilty as anyone. Thanks for providing a forum for these kinds of questions.

Alison said...

Fantastic idea for a group blog. Wish I'd thought of it myself. I'll be adding a link to this site on our blog.

Thanks for the work you've put into this.

Alison

Tootie & Billie said...

Holy Smokes!!! Billie and I couldn't be happier about this blog. This is one we'll be checking daily. Thanks gals.

tania said...

thankyou for starting this! whata great idea-
:)

alyssa said...

If you are in the L.A. area there is going to be a lecture with Albert Bates at Deb's Park at the Audubon Center: http://www.sustainablehabitats.org/permacultureworkshops/permaculture.html
Unfortunately it's on the same day as the Adonijah Miyamura class.

irene said...

I'm very happy I found your new blog via Crust Station! I love the idea, concept and woman working together... I will be visiting regularly.

MissK said...

What a great idea,looking forward to future posts.

MootasticMe said...

What a fabulous idea! I can't wait to read more.

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