Happy Earth Day! We draw so much inspiration from the varied landscapes in the U.S., and have such a love for this land a a whole, that this day always holds a special place in our hearts. We have a large variety of natural resources in America that I feel a partial responsibility to protect. Whether it be our waters or our forests, we want to make sure that our children and grandchildren have the chance to play among these natural wonders, just as you and I did growing up.
In New Mexico, where Bill and I live, we have some of the best wind, geothermal and solar resources in the U.S. That’s a bit of a no-brainer for anyone that has ever visited or lived here. At this moment the sun is pouring onto my house and I hear leaves and wind chimes making some beautiful music outside. It’s exciting to live in an area where these renewable resources are not being taken for granted. Last year the New Energy Economy issued a report with a possible pathway to 100 percent renewable electricity sectors for New Mexico by 2035.
The large Native American population in New Mexico that we get to live and work amongst also keeps us mindful of the beautiful Indigenous belief that it is our job to protect the environment for the next seven generations. These are all just a few of the reasons that Carolyn Pollack Jewelry prides itself on using 100% reclaimed silver in all of our jewelry. We recognize that metal mining is one of the most environmentally destructive types of mining out there, as well as very dangerous and low paying to the miners involved. So, we opt to cast our jewelry with recycled and refined precious metals, which still have the same high quality as newly mined metals due to the high-tech way they are reclaimed.
The use of recycled precious metals is an important part of Carolyn Pollack Jewelry’s commitment to the earth and to the creation of ethical luxury. So as you deck out in your favorite CP pieces today, you can do so knowing you’ve chosen to decrease environmental destruction, and that is a fashion that will never go out of style!