From Our Blog
Feature: Environmental Impact
Hey, Greenster Bunny, drop by the Nora store in February and March for a FREE package of "Easter grass" for your baskets -- made of our prettiest shredded paper from around the globe.
At Global Gifts in Nora, we make every effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Very little is thrown away. We painstakingly save boxes, bags, bubble wrap, and other packaging materials for reuse. There's no doubt this effort saves us thousands of dollars every year - which just makes good sense for a nonprofit (and the environment).
What can't be used in the store goes to a community partner. For example the neighboring shipping store will take our excess packing pillows and a local auction company kindly comes to get our shipping boxes.
If it can't be repurposed, it gets recycled... or in this case, it becomes Easter grass for your baskets. Don't forget: We also have LOTS of #fairtradeandfabulous goodies for stuffing those baskets. Oh! And, we have baskets too. Come see!
Yes, you read that right! Linda Bullard has been volunteering at our Nora store for 10 years. In fact, our Nora location is blessed to have quite a cadre of volunteers who have supported Global Gifts for a decade or more -- attesting to their passion for social justice and also the engaging quality of Global Gift's volunteer program.
Today we celebrate Linda's artistic side. This month, when we announced our "Fill The Windows With Love" Art Contest, Linda put her heart and soul into creating a piece that honors Fair Trade, Sustainability, and the Human Spirit.
Linda's handcrafted retablo features 90% recycled and found objects and cleverly represents a number of fair trade companies, symbols, and themes. When asked what inspired her creation, she wrote:
If you would like to see Linda's "Love letter to Fair Trade" in person, the art contest creations will be displayed in the Nora store's front windows until March 5. Drop by and see all of the other amazing pieces made by fans of fair trade and cast your vote for "Fan Favorite." You might just see Linda there, too!
Global Gifts at Nora | 1300 E. 86th Street, a few doors north of Whole Foods.