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Junk mail art

Junk mail art

One person’s junk is another person’s treasure or in Amanda Nelsen’s case, raw material for art. The artist built this 10 by 6 foot wall installation titled “Kinkade Recycled (Mountain Retreat)” created entirely from approximately 40,000 pieces of junk mail neatly bundled. Click for more photos.

Run To Today's Olympic Music Challenge

Run To Today's Olympic Music Challenge

You may already be familiar with a band called Belle and Sebastian and their classic folksy alt rock ditty, “Stars of Track and Field.” With this week’s move from swimming into track and field at the Olympics, we thought we’d celebrate by seeing what stars of track and field you are. Try this on for…

Take Action On Eco-mmunity Map

Take Action On Eco-mmunity Map

The Eco-mmunity is all about helping people change the world around them. Turn an abandoned lot into a garden for your community. Tired of tap water that smells terrible, use Eco-mmunity to rally your community and send letters to a state representative (and copies to a local paper), and sit back and watch as change…

Reversing Climate Change Can Start In Your Mailbox

Reversing Climate Change Can Start In Your Mailbox

The endless products stocking the shelves of the world require industry to extract mountains of natural resources. Junk mail is very similar in that it can create enormous piles in your mailbox while simultaneously requiring a large amount of wood, water, energy and chemicals to make. If there was a company that specialized in stopping…