Celebrating Earth Day
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.”
These are the humbling words of astronomer Carl Sagan as he reflects upon a photograph of Earth taken from billions of miles away. It appears no larger than a pixel, so tiny it’s nothing more than a fuzzy pale blue dot. In the full excerpt from his book titled Pale Blue Dot, we are urged to join him, to take a step back, to widen our view. He asks us to see the bigger picture, to take responsibility in dealing more kindly with one another and to not only preserve but cherish our lovely blue planet – the only home we’ve ever known.
With our second limited edition release, we recognize Earth Day. In partnership with the Save the Boundary Waters campaign, 20% of the profits from our Earth Day quilts will go toward their mission to provide permanent protection for the Boundary Waters Wilderness area.
We want to believe in a future that’s better than the past with a collective responsibility to improve upon the present. Acknowledging that we are part of a vast ecosystem that is connected to a much larger whole and recognizing that the choice of preservation is, after all, entirely ours to make and entirely ours to break.