So, do you look for labels such as “recycled,” “organic,” or “biodegradable” when you shop? Many of us do… but debates still rage over the overall impact of promoting green shopping as a means to lighten our collective footprint. Some argue we should meet people where they are… and that means addressing our self-image as consumers. Others counter that such tactics only maintain a status quo based on unsustainable resource inputs, and that we should be pushing for less consumption… particularly in the developed world. Such approaches may not only improve environmental quality, but also make us happier, as we’re not consumed by the need to get and spend.
Pondering the influence and impact of brands on her life, this blogger created a visual representation, a timeline portrait displaying only the brands she interacts with on a typical Friday. The fact that with minimal context aside from time stamps and logos, the viewer can still deduce and relate to the blogger’s day is an…
Artist Chris Jordan built this amazing 8′ x 11′ reproduction of Hokusai’s famous woodblock print, the Great Wave made entirely from just plastic trash collected from the Pacific Ocean.