10 September 2010 Getting artsy for wildlife Posted by: Elizabeth Kricfalusi | 2 comments | Share: Etsy for Animals (EFA), a group of 600+ independent artists, craftspeople and suppliers that combine their efforts to provide charitable relief to animals, has chosen Defenders of Wildlife as its September charity of the month. Nicole Planchon, who nominated Defenders for the honor and sells her novelty fabric crafts at Etsy’s Brizel 4 the Animals shop, says this on the EFA blog: “I am so thrilled that my nomination won Team EFA September’s Charity of the Month ! I think very highly of Defenders of Wildlife… value their philosophy & mission and most importantly that what they achieve makes a noteworthy and worthwhile historic impact in the realms of animal & wilderness advocacy work.” Team EFA has put together several “treasuries”—collections of 16 items curated around a theme—including one inspired by the Gulf oil disaster. A percentage of the proceeds from the items in the At the Water’s Edge treasury will be donated to Defenders to help us help sea turtles, brown pelicans and other imperiled wildlife. You can find hundreds more beautiful handmade arts and crafts items to benefit Defenders by going to etsy.com and searching on “team efa cotm” (without the parentheses). 2 Responses to “Getting artsy for wildlife” Carol Payne September 10th, 2010 Thanks so much for doing what you do, I hope we will raise lots of funds for the cause this month, I have been enjoying creating my wolf items and have challenged myself to create 30 items in 30 days, had my first sale today, yeah!! Carol from “faeriegood” and “chicadolly” at etsy.com Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Helicopter gunning kills 23 wolves in Idaho; Urge Secretary Jewell to abandon gray wolf delisting proposal — Call your representative by March 14; Washington wildlife agency urged to end support for abolishing federal wolf protections; The latest on Governor Otter’s wolf control board. Two Too Many Development Projects in the Ivanpah Valley While these projects most definitely directly impact a species that has been identified as threatened and is dependent on the habitat where they would be built, Silver State South and Stateline’s approval is most troubling for a bigger reason. You see, this isn’t just an issue for the Ivanpah Valley. Developers and agencies need to be conscious of how and where they plan energy projects all across the country. They need to look at renewable energy planning with a landscape-wide lens, understanding that building in the right places and making an effort to minimize environmental impacts from the start are essential. California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes After California’s devastating Rim Fire, will officials take the opportunity to give nature a chance to fully recover?