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landscape architecture by Gustafson Porter

As I’ve randomly stumbled upon these various projects, I’ve become fascinated and inspired by what I see as a central theme of environmental (political and social, not just trees and flowers) knowledge, forward thinking and resourceful creativity. I’ve been encompassed by these ideas, especially considering the political and economic climate that seems to create a disconnect between ordinary people and the big picture.


“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness… And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” -Howard Zinn

“We have the concept of throwing something away, but in reality, we’re just tossing it over our shoulder and forgetting about it,” says David Chameides. “It wouldn’t be so funny if it was really just in your backyard.”

discarded cellphones
Chris Jordan Photography: Intolerable Beauty – Portraits of American Mass Consumption

 

the skipwaste project
photos of the Danish Island of Samso, which is 100% sustainable

In Samso, “100% of their electricity comes from wind power. Everyone on the island owns a turbine or is a share holder in some turbines and on top of the domestic turbines, they have an offshore windfarm. 70% of the island’s heat comes from solar power and biomass energy, and they are working to get that up to 100%.”

“hang in there” via hunter made it

 

[a hungryhearted repost in honor of Earth Day]

Author: Jessica S

Category: environment, real talk

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