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

History Of Environmentalism

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The environmentalist agenda has been around since Adam & Eve first began caretaking their corner of the world, although its current form has a much more recent beginning. Check out the short video below from the Center for Private Conservation on the timeline of environmentalism in America. It’s narrated by Robert J. Smith, founder of the CPC. Have a thought? Share it in the comments below.

Effects of a Prepackaged Society

Effects of a Prepackaged Society

Children need regular, healthy foods to develop properly. However, when snack time comes around and good choices are not available they will normally choose the most easily accessed items, which can sometimes include prepackaged foods. Children can also adopt the “there’s nothing to eat” syndrome when looking for something to snack on and there aren’t easy to grab, kid centered options. The U.S. in particular has been scrutinized for offering foods to children that are mostly nutritionally deficient even in places where they need a health boost the most, like at school. School lunches in general have been under a… read more

Top 5 Natural History Museums

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Museums are just one of those things we love visiting as kids. The fun activities, the interactive experience, and the educational atmosphere trumps almost all field trips we’ve attended throughout our schooling years. Even as adults, the learning never ends, nor does the curiosity. If you’re interested in visiting some of the top-quality natural history museums in the world, we’ve created a short list for you. 1. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Fun fact: It’s the size of 18 football fields (325,000 sq. feet!). Cool Exhibits: The Discovery Room, Sant Ocean Hall, 45-foot-long model of a Blue Whale 2…. read more

Hitting Your Target

Hitting Your Target

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa The audience is king. Whether we like it or not, as environmental and sustainability communicators, we have a duty to serve the one true god – our target audience. Whether we want to raise awareness about international trade in endangered species, or attract new members to our NGO; whether we want to engage people in a weekend permaculture blitz, or widen our Transition Towns… read more

Tips for a Greener Office

Greening Your Office

To begin, no green renovations, big or small, will make an environmental dent if the company who employs them manufactures unsustainable products or services. However, any personal change among employees, let alone the habits of an entire office are certainly worth the effort. Though it would help if the office wasn’t situated in the headquarters of an oil company. That said, there are numerous, often simply over-looked, altercations that will improve the productivity and efficiency of an office. On a personal level you can begin by using refillable pens. Over 5 billion pens are bought and tossed out by Americans… read more

Mosaiculture That Will Blow Your Mind

Mosaiculture That Will Blow Your Mind

Montréal, Canada hosts the International Mosaiculture of Montréal , an international competition and exhibition held at the Montréal Botanical Garden. Forming living constructions from various types and colors of plants, this series of heightened horticultural art displays are rich in color and creativity. International Mosaiculture of Montréal, a nonprofit establishment, arranges the massive botanical feast for the eyes. It was formed in 1998 and first worked with the local Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces Department for their premier exhibition in 2000. The goal of the event is to endorse the world of horticulture and pay homage to it as an… read more

The Digital Detox

The Digital Detox

Call it a remedy for the technological tether. The ties that makes us feel connected can really make us less so. Our electronic excess and need to be constantly in the know actually can hold us back. Though we may not realize this until we escape from it all, in doing so we may remember what it is like to get through the day without grabbing for one device while checking another. This is what the motivational force behind the Digital Detox is. The concept is to get people off the grid and back into an authentic reality. Technology is… read more