When Art Meets Sustainability

Monica Brinkman (above right) is not your typical environmental activist. Born in Ontario, Canada, Monica is a mosaic artist that grew up in Beaconsfield near Montréal. Her work is at the intersection of art and craft using a variety of materials, colors and textures. Through stained glass, ceramic tiles, porcelain or simple buttons, Monica conveys powerful messages of justice, peace, solidarity and community. She believes in...Read More

Plastic is Killing our Oceans

Every year, anywhere from about 8 to 12 million US tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans. The scale of the problem is enormous, but it’s not a lost cause. A change in how we live could be the catalyst for cleaner oceans in the future — like when your dentist says you can avoid further problems if you brush and floss more! Read on to...Read More

Goodbye Garbage

— GUEST POST by Laura of The Bitter Green Truth — Goodbye Garbage Did you step over garbage at least once today? Growing up in my household, sweet treats were earned via aluminum cans. I was maybe five years old... a grocery bag in one hand and my mother’s hand in the other, wandering through the public lands behind my house. I collected old soda and...Read More

Mining in Michigan

A guest post from Regan Sonnabend of Spotlight on Sustainability: As I arrived at the American Indian Center of Chicago for “Water at Risk: A Tribal Leaders Perspective” — a program about the dangers of proposed mining in the Midwest — on August 17, chairs were being added to the seating area to accommodate the impressive attendance. The event was moderated by Doug Kiel, PhD., Assistant Professor of History...Read More