{Eco Inspirations} Enjoy, Don’t Destroy

In 1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt developed the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to help drive jobs for unemployed Americans, resulting in over 900 silk screened posters to be made and distributed across the United States. Inspiring? I think so! The Library of Congress writes, “The posters were designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs in seventeen states.” Many of the posters have messages we can relate to in our own quests for eco-friendly living, like the one pictured above. You can view the entire collection of posters here.

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Pierogi Picnic – who has written posts on Eco Etsy.
Lydia Krupinski is the avid upcycling mad-woman behind popular Etsy shop Pierogi Picnic. When she's not busy fantasizing new ways of using old threads, Lydia can be found wrangling volunteers and fosters for Chicago’s oldest and most respected animal welfare organization – The Anti-Cruelty Society. And should you be lucky to catch her on a day off, you'll probably find her canoodling with one of her four rescue pets, crafting up new eco-tutorials, exploring the city by bike, reading along the lakefront or resting in her urban homestead.

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  1. Oh my goodness. When I saw this pic it was like stepping back in time. My cousin, Rod, & I grew up together. We were both red-heads and a year apart and often being scolded for our “good deeds”. When we were about 3 & 4 yrs old we picked ALL of the tulips in front of the church where my Grandpa was the pastor. We picked just the flowers, no stems. We got a terrible scolding by Grandpa, but only because he was not about to spank us as requested by mean OLD Maude Swango – one of the ladies of the church. I’ve sent a copy of the link to my Mom. Thanks for the memories!

  2. Lovely little post! Short but to the point (and with lots of poster eye-candy to check-out)!! I might just need to spend the last hour of work purusing the entire collection!!!
    Thanks

  3. I just checked these out, wow! The one that caught my eye was KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN. Brilliant, thank you. Sometimes it astonishes me how far we have come in such a short time, and then again, how far we will go.