The Good of the Hive: Mural project raises awareness of the connectedness of all things

New York-based muralist Matthew Willey has hand painted more than 50,000 individual bees on buildings around the world to highlight growing threats to pollinators. The artist was inspired to create this environmental message after a bee flew through his apartment window in late spring 2008. Having rendered more than 5,500 of the pollinators in 30 murals and installations over the past five years, Matthew Willey … Continue reading The Good of the Hive: Mural project raises awareness of the connectedness of all things

Clean Beach Coffee: Surfer and writer Camille Pilar heads up beachside cafe raising awareness of the environment

The beaches of La Union province in the Philippines are famed for their surfing and snorkeling. It too has also made headlines in recent times due to the trash spotted on the beaches, documented by writer and surfer, Camille Pilar. Two years ago, Camille Pilar created an Instagram account, Banned From The Beach, where she shared some of the photos of the trash left behind … Continue reading Clean Beach Coffee: Surfer and writer Camille Pilar heads up beachside cafe raising awareness of the environment

Navegando nas Artes: Promoting environmental awareness to young people living around a São Paulo dam

Navegando nas Artes is helping communities in the south of São Paulo, many of whom are favela residents, to reconnect with water. The project, based in Billings Dam in Grajau, São Paulo, Brazil, promotes environmental awareness to young people living around the dam. Navegando nas Artes founder Franz Thomas, who grew up in the area, wanted to find a way to change people’s relationship to the lake. Franz … Continue reading Navegando nas Artes: Promoting environmental awareness to young people living around a São Paulo dam