Saturday was World Honey Bee Day and to celebrate I am giving you all a chance to win a box with unBEElievable goodies. Enter my giveaway to score some BEEutiful swag like the “Save the Bees” t-shirt I am wearing in today’s OOTD.
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I’ve never had a cause I felt that I could have a real impact on. Growing up I volunteered for several organizations including the city animal shelters, the Special Olympics, youth reading programs etc. But I never felt like anything I was doing was making a difference. No matter how many adoptable pets I groomed, races I timed, or books we read, there as always more to do. Looking back, I am sure there was an impact on the individual level but it always felt hopeless. This is when I learned about our planet’s bee crisis.
Save the Bees t-shirt
Bees are responsible for a third of the crops we eat. In fact, there are several plants that NEED a bee’s pollination in order to bloom or blossom effectively. Every person has the ability to help save the bees. All they need is an outdoor patio area, a large flower pot, a shallow plate, some glass beads, and bee friendly flowers. You can enter to win some pollinator friendly food flowers in my giveaway!
Clothing for a cause
You can now stock your closets with items that give back to organizations and charities that you care about. Unfortunately, the sales of this “Save the Bees” t-shirt does not go toward local beekeepers or bee education programs. It does; however, help spread a message. As long as people are aware and are talking about prominent issues in our community we can educate and inform those around us. While wearing this shirt I was approached by a girl who had learned about the state of our bees thanks to the Cheerios “Bring Back the Bees” campaign last year.
Humans are multi faceted. One thing I wished more bloggers did was talk about political, societal, ad environmental issues they care about. Everyone has the chance to share the things we are passionate about. If more individuals felt comfortable with self expression we might be more aware and OK with beliefs and lifestyles that don’t match our own.
Fashion is not frivolous
Fashion has an impact and should not be seen as superficial and frivolous. Style can change the way we feel, the way we act, and how we learn. More than just a method to build self confidence or open conversations with strangers, fashion is a culture. I think Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada said it best, “that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.” Even if you think you are exempt, or too good for fashion, everything in stores made its way to the racks somehow.