art activism

(Photo courtesy of Good of the Hive)

The George Washington University
Artist and advocate Matthew Willey is painting a mural above the Great Ape House at the Smithsonian National Zoo to raise awareness about honey bee health.
GWU Undergraduate Student
In a commitment to take at least 5 minutes to be outside, The Backyard Project is an idea to recreate our connection with the Earth.
Colorado State University
With our public lands under attack, I imagine a future where our parks are celebrated, not for the natural wonders within them, but for the resources we extract from them.
Lonnie Holley
Lonnie Holley
Middlebury College
This environmentally focused artist, based in Atlanta, Georgia, creates art as a form of remembrance and interaction with the environment.
Middlebury College
A character profile on Lonnie Holley, an artist based out of Atlanta, GA, with strong environmental messages.
Earth Action Initiative

Graphics and photos courtesy of Brandon Wood.

UC Berkeley
Berkeley grad students are creating and implementing consolidated guidelines for environmental groups based on successful action strategies.
Sustainable consumerism

One man's trash; another man's treasure. The movement to reclaim urban space in New York City inspired communities to start recycling, sourcing their food locally, reusing and re-purposing their waste and the "garbage" of others. (Shandra Furtado/Planet Forward)

The George Washington University
Today we see a lot of differences between rural and urban communities, which distract us from environmental issues, but why not examine the common sustainable ingenuity arising out of the simple will to survive anywhere?
Milkweed seed bomb

Emma Percy uses milkweed seed bombs to support native flora and fauna growth in Albert, New York. Milkweed is a native species and an important food source for the Monarch Butterfly. (Pixabay)

Syracuse University
Warrior-artist Emma Percy uses environmentally inspired art to reconnect people and the planet. Through the use of "guerrilla gardening" seed bombs, Percy challenges the culture of separation between man-made and natural. 
Together We Start

Purin Phanichphant uses interactive art to personalize the issue of climate change for viewers and create a lasting impact in their lives. 

UC Berkeley
Interactive artist Purin Phanichphant shows through his work that the way we communicate ideas is critical to creating an impact.