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Arts and Culture is all about environmental arts and culture, including green fine arts, music, film and fashion.

Jack Johnson: Music to the Earth’s Ears
Thursday, 12 March 2015 00:00  |  Written by Francisco Ramos | Article

Jack Johnson in Concert photo courtesy of jackjohnsonmusic.comAt a time when going green is a new fashion trend among celebrities and those who aspire to be like them, there are few who serve as true catalysts for the cause.  Hawaiian native and recording artist, Jack Johnson, is one of them. He has become not only a symbol of laid-back acoustic music, but also an eco-conscious artist/businessman. By transforming the way his music is created and enjoyed by people all across the globe, he has taken his pro-environmental words and made them into reality. Read on…

 
The Best Documentaries About Nature and Ecology
Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00  |  Written by Rick Theis | Article

Documentary Film Poster photo by room122There are many great environmental documentaries besides Al Gore’s informative and Academy Award-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. To see the best, check out the brief environmental, ecology and nature movie reviews presented below from A to Z. If you are in the mood for some ecology related "edutainment" in the form of a motion picture, you'll be hard-pressed to top them. Read on…

 
The Best Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00  |  Written by Ryan Miga | Article

The Start of the Show photo by Kenneth LuAs people become increasingly concerned about our ecology, we're seeing more movies centered around green issues or with environmental themes. Filmmakers are using a broken Earth as the ready-made “villain” for the 21st century. During the Cold War, movie heroes constantly fought against evil Russians; these days, film stars struggle against environmental collapse. Here are capsule reviews of the top—recent and classic—fictional environmental films for children and adults: Read on...

 
Mother Nature In Poetry
Monday, 03 February 2014 00:00  |  Written by Marina Hanes | Article

Lake Mälaren, Sweden photo by Per Ola WibergNature is right outside our windows and doors. It’s what sustains us and teaches us the cycle of life and the bitter reality of impermanence. Like a good teacher, Mother Nature can be kind and patient, but she can also be harsh and stern. From the lowliest creature on earth to the nebulae and stars above, this universe evidences the utmost attention to detail and balance. The sense of awe we feel while peering out over her landscape is powerful; it’s no surprise that we have relied on nature to be our eternal muse. Read on…

 
Eco Chic: A Guide to Earth-Friendly Fashion
Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00  |  Written by Jasmine Greene | Article

Eco Fashion Week photo by Jason HargroveHaven't you heard? Green is the new black. No, not the color. We're talking environmentally conscious fashion. And it's not just the kind of clothes you wear that determines the greenness of your look. It’s also the way you buy, clean and care for your wardrobe. Here’s how:

Many designers are turning away from the conventional production of garments to "greener" pastures. Several fashion houses recently showed their new Earth-friendly, ethically sound, fair-trade creations at GreenShows Eco-Fashion Week events, held in conjunction with New York’s Fashion Week. Read on…

 
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Eco Tip

Buy or Make Green Gifts. No need for an orgy of conspicuous consumption at each holiday or anniversary. Show your love for the planet by making your own gift from recycled materials or giving the most valuable gifts of all—your time and caring. More tips...

Eco Quote

Away, away, from men and towns, / To the wild wood and the downs, — / To the silent wilderness, / Where the soul need not repress / Its music. - Percy Bysshe Shelley, (1792-1822), "To Jane, The Invitation," c.1820  More quotes...