Posted on May 28, 2015 by Envirothink
Landfill waste turned into musical instruments for Recology’s musical artist / composer Nathaniel Stookey
Music is the universal language. It soothes humans and animals alike. Its beauty inspires us, lifts us up. But what inspires composers to write their music?
Perhaps the last answer you’d ever consider would be trash. Yet that’s exactly what inspired composer Nathaniel Stookey to write his symphony, aptly named Junkestra.
Filed under: Fun and Educational too | Tagged: Artists in Residence, compost, composting, garbage, landfill, landfill waste, musical instruments, Nathaniel Stookey, Recology, recycling, symphony, trash, waste | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 27, 2015 by Envirothink
Carnival Masks by Dana Albany – made of wood, recycled paint and objects found at the landfill – were featured in a Recology exhibit at San Francisco Airport in 2013
25 years is an amazing anniversary to reach, but even more so for anything related to art made from landfill waste. If that statement doesn’t make sense to you, you don’t know about Recology and/or its Artist in Residence program, which turns 25 this year.
Filed under: Making a Difference | Tagged: Artist in Residence program, compost, curbside recycling, Dana Albany, education initiative, employee-owned, hyper-consumerism, Jo Hanson, landfill, planned obsolescence, Recology, recycle, Reduce Reuse Recycle, San Francisco, San Francisco Airport, sustainability, waste | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 21, 2015 by Envirothink
Lassen Peak prior to its devastating eruption in 1915. Photo by B.F. Loomis, courtesy of National Park Service
The Cascade Mountains stretch from southern British Columbia, Canada, all the way into northern California. Part of the famed Ring of Fire – a string of volcanoes and mountains running throughout the Pacific Ocean – the southern Cascades contain hundreds of small to medium-sized volcanoes. This includes more than 30 volcanoes that make up California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park.
This week marks the 100th anniversary of one of Lassen’s most powerful volcanic eruptions.
To learn more about the explosive history of this remarkable national park and view rarely seen pictures that were taken during a major volcanic eruption, click here.
Filed under: Nature | Tagged: B.F. Loomis, Canada, Cascade Mountains, Lassen Peak, Lassen Volcanic National Park, national park, National Park Service, northern California, Ring of Fire, southern British Columbia, southern Cascades, volcanic eruption, volcanoes | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 20, 2015 by Envirothink
As an environmental journalist and an organic home gardener, I’m very aware of how pesticides and neonicotinoids such as Roundup and glyphosate are having a devastating effect on bees and butterflies. I work diligently to not only provide this information to others but also to avoid bringing any of said ingredients into or around my home.
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Posted on May 14, 2015 by Envirothink
Bolivian university students have created and are road testing a solar-powered car. Outfitted with eight large solar panels, this boxy-looking vehicle runs silently through the streets. Check out the video here.
Filed under: Solar Power | Tagged: lithium battery, solar, solar innovation, solar-powered car, spray-on solar cells | Leave a comment »