Trying to Change the World


Heyyyy ;D I'm Ria.
I'm an environmentalist, "upcycling artist" as I like to call it, and a raging festy lover <3 Well, I'm not so much of a rager I guess, I just like to sit in nature and listen to amazing music with amazing people. xD Here's my etsy shop, which I try to use as a recycling/upcycling tool: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ria13. I'm also an activist of sorts, and attempt to use social media as a tool for activism and education.

Ask me anything

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roseisreturning:

mermaids don’t have thigh gaps but they can still lure men to their deaths

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huffingtonpost:

Why We Should Stop Climate Change, According To Kids

More than 400,000 people showed up on Sunday for the People’s Climate March in New York City, rallying in solidarity with a planet that’s facing an onslaught of climate change, greenhouse gases and rising seas. See more of these adorable kids voicing their opinions on climate change here.

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sagansense:

Our lovely blue planet, the Earth, is the only home we know. Venus is too hot. Mars is too cold. But the Earth is just right, a heaven for humans. After all, we evolved here. But our congenial climate may be unstable. We are perturbing our poor planet in serious and contradictory ways. Is there any danger of driving the environment of the Earth toward the planetary Hell of Venus or the global ice age of Mars? The simple answer is that nobody knows. The study of the global climate, the comparison of the Earth with other worlds, are subjects in their earliest stages of development. They are fields that are poorly and grudgingly funded. In our ignorance, we continue to push and pull, to pollute the atmosphere and brighten the land, oblivious of the fact that the long-term consequences are largely unknown. A few million years ago, when human beings first evolved on Earth, it was already a middle-aged world, 4.6 billion years along from the catastrophes and impetuosities of its youth. But we humans now represent a new and perhaps decisive factor. Our intelligence and our technology have given us the power to affect the climate. How will we use this power? Are we willing to tolerate ignorance and complacency in matters that affect the entire human family? Do we value short-term advantages above the welfare of the Earth? Or will we think on longer time scales, with concern for our children and our grandchildren, to understand and protect the complex life-support systems of our planet? The Earth is a tiny and fragile world. It needs to be cherished.
— Carl Sagan, Cosmos (1980)

Read it all. And keep in mind, as we move forward with our lives beyond this important (and hopefully historic) moment in our developing history, that Carl would have not only been right alongside those protesting around the world for global climate action, he would have most certainly been one of the key featured speakers at the 2014 U.N. Climate Summit.

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Reblog this if you’ve ever been involved with the marching arts!

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Let’s see how many notes this can get!

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Etsy Sale! →

So I will be heading off to Colorado for a vacation next week, and I thought I would do a little sale to celebrate before I have to set the shop on vacay mode. You can enter COLORADOLOVE for 10% of your purchase until Monday, September 29th, 2014. I sell orgonite, craft supplies (mostly of the mixed media nature), vintage items, stenciled clothing, and other random items that I can list in my shop. 

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ria13 →

Starting today you can use the code L4BORD4Y for 10% off in my etsy shop until next tuesday. ^.^

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Etsy Promo Schtuff →

So idk if I have many etsy shopowner followers, but if so you should try this! You can get one free promo credit and it works really well, and there is no obligation to buy more so there isnt anything to lose. ^.^

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I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.
— Tracee Ellis Ross (via wordsthat-speak)

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