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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in It’s Time to Act for Right Whales Years after they agreed to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales, we’re still waiting on NMFS to follow through. So we took to the courts to get this much-needed protection in place. How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit? Ecological Insults and Injuries Revealed Four Years after Deepwater Horizon Four years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, we’re beginning to see the full scope of how this ecological disaster is impacting our wildlife on land, air and sea.