Oh hurrah! Thanks for this, and thanks to mom for sending it my way :)
Well, fair IS fair… I wonder what Rick Perry would say.
Thank you internet. You’re always there for me when I’m down.
Twitter is sort of fun.
Flickr has more pictures than I know what to do with
Fabulousness abounds on the lower level of the DPP building at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts! the hall is lined with huge prints crafted by Buzzy Sullivan, an MFA student at said school I happened across these during a happy return to the school last weekend
His word are stark, direct, and timely. Though the series was installed in March of this year, I cannot help but see how much the #occupy movement was blossoming long before it started (or maybe I’m just seeing something I want to see. Doubtful, though.)
Making sustainability a trend has minimized its relevance and stymied its progress. Climate change, declining resources, peak oil — these aren’t passing fads. “Green is the new black,” “eco-chic,” “eco-fabulous,” — I even got a pitch from Eco-Stiletto! All that marketing-speak has done little for sustainability except validate old behaviors. It’s a notion that you can go green by buying more stuff. We’ll always need things, but we need a real focus on making those things less expendable, less, well, “trendy,” and more efficient, healthier, durable, built to last.
I like what Allison says. Read the rest: A Conversation With Allison Arieff, Writer and Editor on Sustainability — The Atlantic
Thank you, Allison, for pointing out the not-so-subtle flaw of green-meets-capitalism!
Taking inspiration from her time spent studying dairy farming, Finnish sculptor Miina Äkkijyrkkä creates these awe-inspiring monstrous cow sculptures from recycled used cars. The Helsinki-based artist collects old cars from dealers across the country, carefully selecting colorful scrapped vehicles to become part of the sculptural herd.
More charts telling a sad story for Americans and many more. It’s a story we all know; thankfully we are beginning to rise up and ask for resolution.
Bertelsmann Foundation has released a massive study: ”Social Justice in the OECD- How Do the Member States Compare?”
Want to know more? Read the full study in their PDF link: big file warning!
Thanks to Charles M Blow’s opinion page for this info.