The Thanksgiving is around the corner and this is the time to offer our thanks for everything, be it shelter, employment, family and friends, we have. The one thing that we do not acknowledge is our gratitude for our planet and environment. Here are a few ways through which we can do our bit to save our environment on Thanksgiving:
Since the emergence of the realization that our planet is on the verge of extinction, a sea change has set in. Individuals and corporate world now strive hard to contribute maximum to sustain the environment. Governments also keep coming up with policies that aim to encourage people and the business world to put in efforts in order to save the planet and keep it green. Many companies, be it a car manufacturer, or any gadget maker, are doing their best to come up with fabulous ideas that can help people to keep their carbon footprint at bay.
Just as we discard old clothes and buy new ones on a frequent basis, we do the same to our cell phones these days. If you buy a cell phone today, it is likely the phone will be obsolete in a few months, perhaps a year. Then what do you do? You probably start finding a buyer who is ready to buy your phone; you sell it and then go for that new Smartphone.
Out of the many garbage gyres present in various oceans on earth, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one of the largest and it has gained attention of many environmentalists and researchers repeatedly. It is a large patch covered with plastic rubbish. The patch is as large as that of entire Turkey, and is located in the North Pacific. It is not at all an easy task to recycle such massive debris.
Various things are being made using recycled material and there is no reason why making dresses from recycled stuff cannot be a possibility. The benefit of recycling is that it helps save the environment and such dresses not only look trendy, but are also quite usable. Let us look at a few such dresses:
The concept of recycling emerged with the realization that despite of the apparent abundance, the amount of natural resources is limited. We have to use these resources sparingly and stop wastage. Through recycling, we can get back the natural materials that were used to make the objects that have gone through their lifecycle. These materials can be constructively used for utilitarian purposes.
Today is never too late to start thinking about the effect you have on the environment. Recently, the eco movement has had some major success but let us not stop now. Here are some artist that create upcycled art. Let them inspire you to stay true to your commitment to protect our planet.
Mines are not something you would want to work with, or even go near, for that matter. Marine mines are the same, only a lot more dangerous. Their size however, does allow them to be repurposed into some very cool objects, as the work of Estonian artist Mati Karmin shows. The artist worked with marine mines to change those deadly and horrid objects into things far more acceptable, desirable even.
Art is often hard to understand. There is much that gets lost in artistic interpretations. But the messages that these Eco works of art convey is clear. You can tell by their use of materials. These are designs that want you to think about how you can reuse and recycle things. These artist have turned trash into treasure. Enjoy.