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“@Greenpeaceafric: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” — Albert Einstein.”

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If climate chan…

If climate change was controversial, not in Africa. The reality is vividly seen in every water source, farm and our lifestyle in general. I tried telling the stories of our fears and pains through a song, dance and poetry as we struggle through this phase of human history. Africa must be considered whenever another CO2 is released into the atmosphere, whenever another tree is felled, whenever another coal is burnt. — StanAneto Earthman on Jungle Spirits

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ECO ART al a carte

Programs for schools and communities that promote, through experiential learning, an appreciation and sense of stewardship for the places we live.

Eco Art a la carte programs involve, among many other things, the act of

· Art making using recycled materials
· Creative writing, nature, and art making
· Environmental art trail construction
· Community environmental advocacy

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ECO ARTS AWARDS

Eco Arts Awards is a movement that inspires us to be more mindful of our home planet — her beauty, her abundance, her vital and intricate ecology.

While the scientists and politicians are debating trade-offs, let’s unleash a surge of creativity that expresses the people’s point of view!

What would it look like if all seven billion of us voiced a song, wrote a poem, or painted a picture expressing our love for the planet and her creatures?

  • Looking beyond your personal trials and tribulations, what is 
    your priority for humankind’s future?
  • What will it take for the majority of us to make choices that 
    promote sustainability?
  • When you see the breathtaking photo of Earth from space, 
    as you sit in quiet stillness, what moves through you?

These are just a few of the questions that can draw you into this immense topic.

An annual competition, Eco Arts Awards is in its third year, receiving entries from around the world. Whether you are a student, an amateur, or a professional, your work is welcome. The jurors, experts in their fields, eagerly seek inspired and original interpretations of what honoring the earth’s ecology means to you.

A final note: We announce semi-finalists, finalists, and winners through our Eco Arts Awards newsletter, so please sign up! Click here or use the subscription form to the left.

Kathryn EdECOwards/Founder

Kathy has worked in advertising and publishing for more than thirty years. She’s a seasoned collaborator in creating infrastructures for community arts. While living in Australia, for example, she established the community magazine What’s On Tablelands, which enjoys continuing success.

Kathy, an artist herself, has also been a guardian ad litem, lioness, Toastmaster, and social worker. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her dog, CJ.

 

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WESSA – People caring for the Earth

WESSA is a South African environmental organisation with a mission to implement high impact environmental and conservation projects which promote public participation in caring for the Earth.

With a remarkable 87 year history, WESSA has a strong track record of delivering human capacity development projects by working in strategic partnerships, thus enabling people to make more sustainable lifestyle and environmental management choices.  Critical focus areas include life-supporting eco-systems such as water, energy and biodiversity.

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GREEN South Africa – Global Energy Exchange Network

The website exists as a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and funding amongst organisations and initiatives dedicated to making practical sense of the term “sustainability” in South Africa and around the World .

In our World today three fundamental guiding principles need to be implemented:

I. ECOLOGICAL CONSERVATION/RESTORATION
II. ECONOMIC BENEFIT TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES
III. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR ALL

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“@Greenpeaceafric: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” — Albert Einstein.”

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