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Erick Wolfmeyer would be the first to tell you he can barely stitch a button on a shirt, but that hasn’t stopped him from making quilting into a fierce fine art. For the past twenty years, he has been creating abstract works of fabric art. His goal is simple—envisioning quilts to inspire and endure for generations. He hopes his work offers his audience a “big experience, to lead them to something deep within, to help connect or reconnect them to something greater than themselves.”
The two fundamentals to all of Erick’s quilts—a commitment to preserve the tradition of hand quilting and a passion for color composition. Erick loves color, playing around with it, bending and shaping its tones and values. Quilts are a canvas that, for him, offer infinite possibilities.
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Carbon Offset Can Mitigate Climate Change
Imagine a world where every individual, firm, company, corporate body, and governmental agency can reduce their carbon footprint no matter the business type! Carbon offsets usually directly support community-driven projects that protect and restore critical forests around the world. These forests, in turn, conserve biodiversity, sustain livelihoods for millions of people, help communities around the world build resilience to climate change, absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and help mitigate climate change globally.
Just invest more in carbon offset projects. They are practical and effective ways to address climate change and encourage the growth of renewable energy. By supporting carbon offset, you contribute to a more sustainable future by counterbalancing your personal carbon emissions, aka: "carbon footprint."
Product Review: Evolution Convertible Backpack and the Echelon Pouch
In this video review, Project Caritas reviews two products by Fierce Hazel, a brand that makes Sustainable, Durable and Highly Functional bags by using Fabric Remnants and Factory Deadstock — the Evolution Convertible Backpack and the Echelon All-Conditions Ride Pouch.
Project Caritas is a charity YouTube Channel that donates 100% of ad revenue to charity organizations, non-profits and people in need around the world. The content on their channel is focused on reviewing sustainable products that are good for us and good for the planet, as well as products and organizations that go above and beyond to tackle major social problems.
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On a sunny day, when the air temperature is above freezing, cut a few small branches from the tree(s) you have selected. Choose limbs that have an abundance of visible flower buds and cut them 1-3 feet long. Cut off with sharp pruning shears or a knife, so neither the tree nor the branches will be harmed, then cut a 1-inch slit into the bottom of the branch so it can easily absorb water and remove any smaller branches 6-inches from the bottom.