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Recycling Strip Malls: Reinvisioning Public Space

I've always thought there was nothing sadder than a strip mall. In the Southeastern United States where I grew up, the steadily encroaching tide of flat generic architecture has washed over pristine forests...and in many cases, washed back with the changing population, leaving abandoned retail hu...

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Tags: Aesthetic, Architecture, Art, Design, Green space, Leisure, Repurpose, Shopping
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Thirsting for Green: The Color and Poetry of the Environmental Movement

No Impact Man had a great post today about the way the green movement moves. It may surprise you to realize that it moves much like the rest of modern life: in too many directions at once, and thus, perhaps, not where all those text messages and emails say it wants to go. It's important to stand ...

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Tags: Art, Guernica, Justice, Lorca, Movement, Picasso, Poetry, Senses, Spain
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Climate Change Art Contest: For students and non-students

This blog has been exploring the best ways to communicate about green issues, particularly the urgency of climate change. This is an issue close to the heart of Andrew C. Revkin, blogger at NYT's Dot Earth, as well. He has also been questioning what graphics might be most effective in portraying ...

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Tags: Art, Climate, Communication, Contest, Global warming
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Milk Money: A Recycled Carton Coin Purse

I was reading one of those family magazines in the doctor's waiting room and stumbled upon this fun DIY project. I know sometimes these do-it-yourself crafts are a little silly and require you to be much craftier than you really are, but this carton coin purse looks pretty simple. There are inst...

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Tags: Art, Crafts, Diy, Fun, Pennies, Project, Purse, Wallet, Waste
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Submit Your Trash (and Art, Crafts, Video) to the Smart Art Competition

Have you been privately honing your DIY skills on items from your trash...egg crates, bottles, phone books? Do you look at a bunch of yogurt containers and see a lamp? Now is the time to share your talents with the world. Enter the Adventure Ecology and Sculpt the Future Foundation’s SMART ART ‘...

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Tags: Art, Contest, Craft, Diy, Recycle, Reuse
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New Life for Old Paper: DIY Instructions

You may have drastically cut down on your junk mail, but a few stray pieces always seem to get through. Even if you've reduced your paper use to the absolute minimum, paper clutter may still be collecting around the house. You can always recycle, but there are some fun craft projects for reusing ...

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Tags: Art, Craft, Diy, Paper, Project, Reuse
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