Saturday, June 16, 2012
Beautiful new ecological publication features my work
My work is featured on the cover and throughout the premiere of a new publication on going green and sustainability in northern new Mexico by the publishers of Trend magazine called EcoTrend Source.
If you are in Santa Fe some of the places it can be found are at the Farmer's Market, La Mesa 225 Canyon, Moss Outdoor, Victoria Price Art and Design, Pacheco Park, Form Plus Function, Santa Fe By Design, Capital Ford, in Eldorado at La Tienda: Zia Financial, Santa Fe Brewery and Go Solar.
For those of you would like to see the magazine and articles online http://www.ecotrendsource.com
I love the way the art director Janine Lehmann not only featured some of my paintings in the magazine but all of the borders on various pages are segments of my paintings used as design elements. This issue talks about gardens, solar, zero energy-no utilities homes.
Coming up in my next post, lots of news about our Earth Chronicles Project and you can start to follow us on our journey shooting our documentary "Earth Chronicles Project, The Artist's Process: New Mexico" all across the state of New Mexico.
Sustainability is the capacity to endure. For humans, sustainability is the long-term maintenance of responsibility, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and encompasses the concept of stewardship, the responsible management of resource use. In ecology, sustainability describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time, a necessary precondition for the well-being of humans and otherorganisms. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems.
Healthy ecosystems and environments provide vital resources and processes (known as "ecosystem services"). There are two major ways of managing human impact on ecosystem services. One approach is environmental management; this approach is based largely on information gained from educated professionals in earth science, environmental science, and conservation biology. Another approach is management of consumption of resources, which is based largely on information gained from educated professionals in economics.
Human sustainability interfaces with economics through the voluntary trade consequences of economic activity. Moving towards sustainability is also a social challenge that entails, among other factors, international and national law, urban planning andtransport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism. Ways of living more sustainably can take many forms from controlling living conditions (e.g., ecovillages, eco-municipalities and sustainable cities), to reappraising work practices (e.g., usingpermaculture, green building, sustainable agriculture), or developing new technologies that reduce the consumption of resources.