Tag Archives: Environment

Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean ~ National Geographic

In this full-length web exclusive, National Geographic journeys along the remote Alaskan coast … in search of garbage. A team of scientists and artists investigates the buildup of marine debris washing out of the great gyres, or currents, in the Pacific Ocean… Read More

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Big Idea by Sukant Panigrahy

Our Ambassador, Sukant in Mumbai, India, is a brilliant artist and environmental activist and educator. Please enjoy this video he created to call for everyday actions and a large-scale discussion about the environmental challenges… Read More

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January 9, 2011
A Conversation with Paul Stamets


Stamets is a visionary emissary…and the message he’s brought back in this book, about the possibilities fungi hold for healing the environment, will fill you with wonder and hope. Read More









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June 5, 2010
A Conversation With Colin Beavan


As the news stories go: “Colin Beavan is a liberal schlub who got tired of listening to himself complain about the world without ever actually doing anything about it…” Thus, in November, 2006, Beavan launched a year-long project in which he, his wife, his two-year-old daughter and his four-year-old dog went off the grid and attempted to live in the middle of New York City with as little environmental impact as possible. The point of the project was to experiment with ways of living that might both improve quality of life and be less harmful to the planet. It also provided a narrative vehicle by which to attract broad public attention to the range of pressing environmental crises including: food system sustainability, climate change, water scarcity, and materials and energy resource depletion. Read More









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November 22, 2008
A Conversation With William Marks


In the early 1970s, as a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) – he researched fish kills and industrial pollution. As a result, a major industry pled guilty after being indicted by a Federal Grand Jury based on Marks’ water sample and photographic evidence under the 1899 Refuse Act. He was subsequently honored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA Region II) with the “Citizen Activist Of The Year” award. After college he traveled Europe and Northwest Africa in order to grasp the significance of the early industrial revolution and old world water management methods. Upon returning to the U.S., he worked as Senior Environmental Analyst for the City of Newark developing programs for storm water runoff; public water supply, and derelict barge and pier removal.
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