“The Future Forest”: A Group of Activists Were Made A Forest Out Of 3 Tons Of Plastic In Mexico City

According to Thomas Dambo: “The people working with collecting our trash, are neither ranked highest on the income scale or in the social pyramid. I believe it’s a shame, because the people who handle our trash, are the heroes that make sure we don’t drown in it, and the ones who ensure we recycle just a fragment of our enormous daily waste.”

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“I believe this is one of the main causes to our planet being completely covered in waste. Because people don’t see where their trash goes and don’t know the people who deal with it – I believe we should celebrate these people, – show how wonderful they are and how much potential and how many wonderful things we can create from our scraps. Because by doing this the children of tomorrow might grow up wanting to work with trash, because they don’t see it as something ugly and smelly, but as something beautiful and valuable.”

“As an artist this is the main issue I address in all my works – and why I made The Future Forest.

In Mexico City, these Heroes are called the Pepenadores and with the help from them, their children, more than 700 students, an orphanage an elderly home and more than 100 volunteers. We turned 3 tons of plastic waste into a 500m2 colorful plastic forest filled with thousands of flowers, trees and animals.”

“It took us 8 weeks to collect the trash and build the forest, that now is on display in the botanical garden of Chapultepec where it can be found for the next many months. I left for another project but the local organisation FYJA, who helped realize my dream of a forest made solely from plastic waste, are running workshops where new kids regularly come and build new flowers, plants and animals. This way the forest will keep growing and the message spread even more.”



















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/the-future-forest-a-group-of-activists-were-made-a-forest-out-of-3-tons-of-plastic-in-mexico-city/

Mira Petrova’s Illustrations Will Make You Think About Your Waste

Mira Petrova is a Bulgarian artist who cares about nature, animals, and the environment. She wishes for a zero-waste-life, however, in some cases she finds it very hard. So, together with her boyfriend, she decided to think more about the waste they are producing.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/mira-petrovas-illustrations-will-make-you-think-about-your-waste/

Artist Tried To Imagine How These Famous Characters Would Be Affected By Ecological Disasters

Wall-E And Politics

“My name is Baptiste Drausin, a.k.a. The Baptman, and I’m a self-taught artist. I grew up with pop culture, and I love to use it. I’m particularly a fan of DC comics. When I began to draw in 2017, I did a mashup with two characters from pop culture. Now I use them to talk about ecology issues. Check my illustrations out, and take a look at my Instagram for more of my content.”

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Mowgli And Extinct Species

“I’ve drawn ever since I was young, but I never took classes; I’m self-taught.

I have also been a massive fan of comics, movies, and TV shows. That’s why I always wanted to do drawings that used pop culture.

I started to draw on Instagram in 2017. I started with doing mashups (a mix of 2 characters from pop culture). But it was in October 2018 that I started drawing on ecology.”

Ariel And Oil Spill

“I was returning from a year of traveling in Australia and Asia, and I saw pollution everywhere, even in places where there were no people. When I was looking for an idea for the 2018 Inktober, I spoke with a friend. He advised me to talk about the pollution and what I had seen. So I decided to speak about ecology by using pop culture to touch on what we love the most and shock people who would see the drawings,” The Baptman told Bored Panda.

Titanic And Global Warming

“I have grown up with Disney, Star Wars, and Comics, so it was essential to use these characters for me. As for superheroes, I have two favorites: Batman (hence the Instagram name Baptman) and Green Lantern. Batman because it’s a Human who wants to change his city to Make a better place. Green Lantern because he is stubborn and wants to save people whatever happens.”

Santa And Global Warning

“I think a lot about global warming and ecology, and I think we need to change now. A few days ago, the IPCC report gave back the keys to act and save humanity. We don’t just destroy the planet as if it will have no consequences; we will die in the end, too. Planet earth will continue to live after us. We will only be one more extinction. But if we want to get past that, we must all change our behavior, our way of life.”

Donald Duck, Force-Feeding And Foie Gras

“As for me personally, things are going well, even if there is global warming, covid, and other nasty stuff going on worldwide.

I try to publish a Book about ecology, and I work with a friend on a New Instagram page about drawing and pop culture. So check out and follow my Instagram to get updates on that.”

The Lion Long And The Hunt

Godzilla Against The Plastic

Ariel And The Ocean Trash

Mary Poppins And Pollution

Bambi And Deforestation

Dumbo And Mass Tourism

The Beast And Animal Experimentation

Winnie The Pooh And Bee’s Extinction

Snow White And Pesticides

Pinocchio And The Plastic

Lilo & Stitch And Plastic Pollution

Superman And The Melting Glaciers

Wonder Woman And Mass Tourism

Star Wars

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/artist-tried-to-imagine-how-these-famous-characters-would-be-affected-by-ecological-disasters/

An Artist Makes a Giant Sculpture of G-7 Leaders Out of Electronic Waste


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A giant Mount Rushmore-style sculpture made out of electronic waste depicting G7 leaders has been erected in Cornwall.

The imposing artwork, placed on the beach opposite the Carbis Bay Hotel where the summit is taking place, has been dubbed “Mount Recyclemore” and aims to highlight the problem with electronics waste. Artist Joe Rush was commissioned by retailer musicMagpie to create the intriguing model, that will undoubtedly be seen by G7 leaders as they admire the resplendent Cornish coast.

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He told the BBC: “We have this looking at them and hopefully we’re going to prick their conscience and make them realise they’re all together in this waste business.

“The key message is ‘talk to each other’ and let’s sort this mess out.”


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The sculpture depicts Boris Johnson, president Joe Biden, Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga, French president Emmanuel Macron, Italian prime minister Mario Draghi, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and German chancellor Angela Merkel.

According to a UN report around 53 million tonnes of e-waste was generated globally in 2019, and is set to more than than double by 2050.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/an-artist-makes-a-giant-sculpture-of-g-7-leaders-out-of-electronic-waste/

Artist Turns Discarded Trash Into Beautiful Landscapes That Match The Scenery

It wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that the topics of sustainability and the environment have been quite prominent in the media during the last couple of years. Most of us are aware of the excess pollution in nature caused by humankind and the kind of effect it has on the plants, animals, nature, and the planet overall.

More: Mariah Reading, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

One could say that this probably happens due to the fact that we still can’t grasp the reality of the situation we are facing as well as the consequences that come with our actions, especially when it comes to the pollution that is only growing with the increasing population. However, there are always people who are willing to go the extra mile to bring awareness to important issues.

A good example of bringing awareness to the situation can be seen by the eco-artist Mariah Reading. Mariah combines her love of nature with her natural artistic talent to create beautiful landscape paintings that match the surrounding scenery. Instead of buying supplies for her art, she recycles the garbage that was left behind by visitors in the parks she frequently visits as she turns said garbage into her own canvas. Most of the time, her work may involve using the item as it is or combining a few different things that could provide a bigger surface to paint on.
























































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/artist-turns-discarded-trash-into-beautiful-landscapes-that-match-the-scenery/

An Unusual Art Object – a Giant Black Fox Appeared in Riga, Latvia

A new landmark has appeared in Riga. On one of the walls of Turgenev Street stands a huge black fox. This installation is made of a metal frame and broken hemp ropes by a student of the Latvian Academy of Art as part of an eco-action.

Since Soviet times, fur farming, including furbearers, has been developed in the Baltic countries. Today, however, this activity is harshly criticized by society and environmentalists.

In cooperation with the organization “Freedom for Animals,” the Marinoha family, represented by student Alexander and father Oleg, made a spectacular art object, “The Fox,” which will remain at this site until 2027.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/an-unusual-art-object-a-giant-black-fox-appeared-in-riga-latvia/

9 Artists Teamed Up To Create Art And Raise Money For Non-Profit Organizations In Hopes Of Raising Awareness Of Important Issues Our Planet Is Facing

Fosila II. Raising awareness for Smithsonian. Seventh Voyage According to Andreas Häggkvist: “Hi, I’m Andy, an artist who has always had a passion for using creativity as a way to make a change, even to the point that I’ve made it my whole life. As long as I have been an artist, each and every artwork I’ve made has told a story and focused on raising awareness about an issue the world is facing.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/9-artists-teamed-up-to-create-art-and-raise-money-for-non-profit-organizations-in-hopes-of-raising-awareness-of-important-issues-our-planet-is-facing/

This Year’s Incredible British Ecological Society Photography Competition Winners

Images of a jumping spider, an elusive gecko and battling birds are among a selection of amazing photos to have been picked in this year’s British Ecological Society photography competition. The overall winner of the competition is an image of a flying dalmatian pelican by Alwin Hardenbol. Hardenbol said he took thousands of pictures trying to perfect the shot. “I gave this image the title ‘The...

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To Warn On Ecological Disaster, French Artist Prefers To Have The Message Carried By Disney Characters

In his drawings, French illustrator Baptiste Drausin, aka The Baptman delivers an updated version of the famous films, bringing environmental issues to the fore. We can see Mary Poppins drowned in a cloud of pollution, the Little Mermaid strangled by plastic waste or even Bambi in a completely decimated forest… Tinged with sadness, these illustrations break the fate of these iconic characters to...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/03/to-warn-on-ecological-disaster-french-artist-prefers-to-have-the-message-carried-by-disney-characters/

Instagram’s “Pointless Packaging” Is Both Hilarious And Socially Aware

Plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental issues we’re facing as a society, but that’s not stopping major supermarket chains from packaging their products in the most pointless ways. These wasteful attempts range from baffling to downright hilarious, and there’s an entire Instagram page devoted to them. This social media account is titled @pointless_packaging and it attracted over 37...

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