Tuesday, March 31, 2009

{Feelin' Lucky: Day 31 - sewgreen}

Sew Green - Nikki
Etsy shop: http://www.sewgreen.etsy.com

Item
Eco Friendly Coffee Sack Apron, good for gardening, cooking, painting, fashion, and a barista's fave attire!

Bio
Nikki works for a University, coordinating their recreational sports facility. When students find out she loves to craft, they often giggle. She works really hard on her own personal fitness, creative hunger and friendships. She usually crams in crafting and television watching at the same time. Her favorite way to craft is to "rescue perfectly good trash and turn it into a treasure."

Favorite Materials
fabric

To win this eco-friendly apron, leave a comment answering the following:
How many pounds of paper does an average American use in a year?
I know I probably use more than some but less than most... ha!
winner will be announced April 7th

13 comments:

Becca said...

According to WikiAnswers, about 700. Took about a minute to google. I love the internet!

Jenny said...

Hmmm...as a teacher I bet I use a lot more than 700. I have been recycling though.

Baily said...

i have no clue??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

nfmgirl said...

We are a huge waster of paper in my company. I try to recycle paper at home when I can, but at work they don't recycle ANYTHING. (More than 700 pounds of paper for average American. One site says 749.)

Amanda said...

700 pounds which is apparently equivalent to the amount of paper that can be created from one 100 foot tall douglas fir tree. Hmm, that's pretty disturbing.

Cherry Blossoms said...

700...thats pretty darn gross. Whats this world coming to?

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail dot com

Allen said...

More than they should.... that's for sure.

KB said...

If the average person uses 700 pounds of paper per year, I can honestly say that I am under that number. I recycle/reuse as much paper as I can. I use the backs of all the papers my 2nd grader brings home from school and all the junk mail I get to print, use for art projects, scrap paper, etc...I am also a big recycler.

Ashley said...

I bet it is way more than needed. I try to do my part in cutting down. Like getting paperless statements,etc.

Maura said...

I work in a small law office (10 employees) and the amount of paper we go through is horrifying. Everything that's done electronically is printed out so we can have a hard copy. It's staggering, really. I try to take home everyone's recyclables, but sometimes it feels like a drop in the bucket...Love the apron, by the way!

valerie2350 said...

way too much!!!!!
700 lbs

ginnn7 said...

what a wake up call 700 pounds if your average!

Heather said...

Is this a trick question? Does junk mail coming to my house without my asking for it count in the 700 pounds it says everywhere? Eek! Luckily, we recycle as much paper as we can.