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Published on January 30th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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Feb 1st: Bleeding Hearts One-Day Benefit Sale

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Bleeding Hearts BenefitDrilling for oil in Alaska has been a hot environmental topic for the past few years, but it hasn’t been mentioned in the Green Options network for over 6 months. United States primary election coverage has taken center stage in most news outlets, and though the state of our planet is a key part of the debates, it hasn’t stopped the current administration from trying to make their own “progress” on the issue.

Most people don’t know about the US government’s plans to pass legislation that will allow leasing rights for oil drilling in the polar bear habitats of Alaska. Green non-profit Sierra Club has been working hard to raise awareness about this highly controversial plan that has been since buried to the back of most newspapers.

The aforementioned legislation is up for vote next Wednesday, February 6th. As Valentine’s Day approaches, there is no better time to “show the world a bit of positivity through loving actions,” according to Renee Garner, founder of indie craft company Wolfie & the Sneak.

To help the Sierra Club continue to raise awareness of the dangers and drawbacks of drilling in Alaska, Renee is holding a one-day benefit sale this Friday, February 1st, called the Bleeding Hearts Benefit. A host of swank goodies from a variety of small arts and crafts businesses have been donated for the sale and 100% of all proceeds will be donated directly to the Sierra Club.

You can preview some of the goods that will be available this Friday on the special website Renee has set up for the sale, all of which will be for sale via Etsy.



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About the Author

I think of myself as a creatively versatile eco-powerhouse. Freelance writer, life-long model, on-camera personality, public speaker, official U.S. spokesperson for Twice Shy Clothing - I'm a classic Renaissance woman and mistress-of-all-trades. Though my days of growing up in the corn fields of central Indiana are behind me, forgetting where I came from is not an option. I lost my father unexpectedly in March of 2006, months before moving from NYC to San Francisco, which helped to amplify my zest for life and thirst to help change the world. Perpetually looking for fresh ways to share my unquenchable green knowledge, I blog about everything eco on my own website, as well as for All Green Magazine and select others. Additionally, I am the editor/head writer of Crafting a Green World (part of the Green Options blog network) and a writer/web editor for Building Green TV. My diverse articles have been published in variety of reputable magazines, such as: Yoga Journal, Venus, CRAFT, Yogi Times, Recovery Solutions, M+F, and Office Solutions. In my spare time, you can find me knitting, reading, singing, taking pictures, practicing yoga, taking long walks, and working on my first non-fiction book. Other random facts about me: I'm a Buddhist, latex fan, have four tattoos, and an attempting locavore. MOVING TO PORTLAND, OREGON IN JUNE 2008



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