Thought Provoking Environmental Art By Agnes Denes

Thought Provoking Environmental Art By Agnes Denes

One hand in the sciences and one in the arts, the work of Agnes Denes also encompasses everything in between. An environmental poet who brings a universal message to life through her striking displays, Denes is an artist who helped initiate the ecological awareness movement. Her conceptual artwork is a mix of social sciences and conservation, and she can be contributed to being one of the first to introduce science into the art world. She is known for her hundreds of exhibitions and gallery showings, as well as her in your face, large scale visual field displays. In 1968 she… read more

Compost Red Wrigglers

Worm Composting

Worm composting (vermicomposting) creates exceptionally good compost in a relatively short time. Vermicomposting at home is far more sustainable than purchasing compost, which requires environmentally harmful plastic packaging and transportation. Vermicomposting typically uses red wigglers, a small, tough, adaptable worm with a big appetite and a rapid reproductive cycle. A pound of red wigglers can chomp through approximately half a pound of food per day, and as the population grows, this rate should increase. The primary advantage of vermicomposting is that the material produed is superior to regular compost (I’ve found that worm compost boosts the yields of fruit and… read more

Stone Paper: Good Alternative or Eco Exaggeration?

Stone Paper: Good Alternative or Eco Exaggeration?

Paper made from recycled content is obviously a better option than papers made from new resources. Paper makes up over one half of all recycled substances by weight that is gathered in the U.S. New merchandise is always popping up in the eco friendly market, and the paper industry is full of them. Stone paper is one spin on paper products that has surfaced in recent years. Marketed as environmentally friendly and a better choice than paper made wood pulp, stone paper is made mostly with calcium carbonite which is a natural mineral. For durability, a high density polyethylene is… read more

DIY Shirts To Skirts

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Are you looking for a new use for that old sweater you’ve got lying around? Would that tie dye shirt look better around your waist than your shoulders? This video will likely blow your mind, and open up your world to a whole new realm of possibilities.   Donating your unused clothing to charity is great and all, but if you can get a few more uses out of it, then why not? This project is simple, fun, and gives a whole new meaning to the word “reusability”. The best part? Zero sewing is required. Have a thought? Share it… read more

Tips For Capturing A Great Environmental Portrait

Tips For Capturing A Great Environmental Portrait

Do your photographs always turn out terrible? Whether you can’t pull off a good group photo, your nature shots tend to turn out grainy or you just want to enhance your image, a few tips for taking environmental portraiture will improve your chances of capturing that perfect picture. Though good photography equipment does help, it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. Using what you already do have along with some suggestions can get that optimal environmental shot of wildlife or people. Try these easy to follow tricks for netting better outdoor images from the Department of Environmental Conservation. Simple tips… read more

Trashy Artists: 2 To Pick Through

Trashy Artists: 2 To Pick Through

It’s doubtful that most would see a thrown out wrapper as a masterpiece. However, garbage in all its cast off splendor has inspired many to delve into the material to produce more than a full wastebasket, but for reflective statement pieces. Nico van Hoorn is into trash. Some of his works have been entirely formed around what some may find less than appealing. One series titled TRASHLOG was created by walking around for about 30 minutes each day and collecting litter. Beginning on May 5, 2002 and continuing through May 4th, 2005 the 3 year project was developed by strictly… read more

Top 6 DIY Resources

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For the weekend warrior, new projects are seen as a challenge to accept, and not a daunting task to accomplish. If you’re a hands-on type of person, then you love seeking out new things to make/build/craft, etc. We’ve provided 6 of our favorite resources for various projects you might be interested in. The Big Book Of Hacks From Popular Science, this book is an amazing resource for technophiles seeking their next computerized gadget to make. Home improvements, cellphone efficiency boosters, ways to bring old computers back to life, etc. Everything you might want to make is most likely in this… read more

Powerful Performances From Red Earth

Powerful Performances From Red Earth

An environmental performance art group, Red Earth, has been presenting their landscape driven series for global audiences for over 20 years. The collaborative assembly of artists who are led and co-directed by Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe recreate intense installation experiences that are much different than any art gallery or history lecture could possibly encompass. Their action driven works have focused on issues like climate change, agricultural and ecological concerns as well as other significant historic passages. In addition to a heightened environmental element, their exhibitions also seek to uphold the relevance of cultural connections. Performances have largely centered around… read more

Documerica: An EPA Photo Project

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The ‘State of The Environment Photo Project’, created by the EPA as a way for citizen photographers to join in the efforts to clean up the world, is open for submissions. Any images taken in between Earth Day 2011 and the end of 2013 will be considered for the project. Photos included in the project will be part of a traveling display of environmental images, or may end up on display at the National Archives Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery in Washington, D.C. Whether your pictures depict good or bad parts of the environment, anything you deem relevant to the environmentalist… read more

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Disrupted

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Disrupted

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the largest coral reef expanse in the world. With almost 3000 different reef systems, it includes more than 900 islands that are home to countless marine life and thousands of other living species, some of which are endangered. It is now also housing some unexpected, intrusive guests. Last week, 2 U.S. military aircraft had to drop 4 inactive bombs close to the Great Barrier Reef area. The emergency drop occurred during a military training exercise that went on longer than planned, and the in flight jets were in danger of running out of… read more