The EcoEtsy team has come together to donate a basket of Eco-minded goodies to be auctioned off for the benefit of the Nature Conservancy. This auction is entirely a non-profit event, created by the members of EcoEtsy (www.ecoetsy.com) in order to promote handmade, eco-friendly goods and to support a worthy organization.
About the Auction
The benefit auction started preparations in the spring of 2008, and each participant that donated to the auction basket were required to follow a set of rules for their items:
- Every item is Eco-related in some way. These include repurposed, recycled, up-cycled, and eco-friendly products.- Every item is handmade.- Every item includes a small card that describes the item and how it relates to eco-practices.
More than 60 individual items are contained in this beautiful, eco-friendly auction basket, handcrafted by people who care about nature and our environment. The total of all donations is valued at more than $300 retail.
Donation photographs will be available beginning October 20, the first day of the auction. These photographs can be accessed by viewing the album at http://ecoetsyauction.myphotoalbum.com
Auction Start Date: October 20th, 2008Auction End Date: October 30th, 2008
This auction is open to US residents only. This is to prevent any legal issues as well as prevent shipping issues that may arise due to regulations that other countries have.
Bidding: Bids may be placed on the auction basket by emailing email@example.com with your bid amount. Updates will be announced regularly on this page as well as the EcoEtsy blog (http://ecoetsy.blogspot.com/) with the highest bidding amount.
Please note that the monies raised will also be used to ship the donation basket to the winner.
The highest bid placed by 9 PM MST (-7 GMT) will be awarded. The auction basket will be shipped within one week of bid payment receipt and payment details will be sent to the winner after the auction via email.
Auction for a Cause Promotion
Eco Etsy team members and any other person wanting to help contribute to the promotion of this benefit auction will find graphics (beginning October 4) at the Eco Etsy promo page that can be used in forum threads, blog posts, personal blogs and websites, MySpace bulletins, Flicker pools, etc. Even if you have not donated to the basket, you can still help the team promote for the cause.
Eco Etsy is a group of like-minded people who are coming together to spread the word about reducing, reusing, and recycling. We concentrate on educating other Etsyians to be more aware of the waste we create when packaging our items, and therefore offer tips and tricks to help other members create a greener way of life in their shops and in their personal lives. EcoEtsy is open to all Etsy sellers who want to waste less in the process of creating, selling, packaging and shipping, and to encourage buyers to do their part as well. Please feel free to learn more about EcoEtsy and the products we create, the tips we produce, and the efforts we are involved in by visiting the following websites:
Eco Etsy Website: www.ecoetsy.comEco Etsy Blog: www.ecoetsy.blogspot.comStreet Team Page: http://team.etsy.com/profilest/eco.shtml
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy, please visit www.nature.org
Since their founding in 1951:- They've protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide in operating more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.They work in all 50 states and more than 30 countries in protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.They address threats to conservation involving climate change, fire, fresh water, forests, invasive species, and marine ecosystems.