I always like to do something special on my birthday hoping I can look back and remember what I did to celebrate a milestone, heavy as they can be. I remember my 4oth and 50th for example but not much in between and my all time favorite remains my 16th. So for this birthday which is an even numbered one and let’s leave it at that, I want to call out the sustainability advocates I have added recently to our collection, Artist & Musicians on EarthSayers.tv, voices of sustainability. These men and women join business and civic leaders, teachers, consultants, experts, and citizens from all professions as sustainability advocates.
Find some time in your busy schedule to see and hear what they have to say and think about tapping into our great wealth of creative performers and artists to increase sustainability awareness. To warm up, Save Planet Earth by Tokyo Rose Band. If you are at work, put in your ear buds.
The True Cost of Oil: Tar Sands by Garth Lenz in his speech before the TEDxVictoria audience. For almost twenty years, Garth’s photography of threatened wilderness regions, devastation, and the impacts on indigenous peoples, has appeared in the world’s leading publications. Garth is a Fellow of the International League Of Conservation Photographers.
Picturing Excess by the artist, Chris Jordan‘s work addresses the unconscious behaviors that add up to catastrophic consequences which no one intended. He explores the phenomenon of American consumerism. The photo used in this blog is of his book, Ushirikiano: Building a Sustainable Future in Kenya’s Northern Rangelands
(teNeues Publishing Group, 2011).
What’s That Sound?
Our Generation sung by John Legend and The Roots performing Ernie Hines’ 1970 classic at Terminal 5 in New York City, September 23, 2010.
What Can I do for social and ecological justice? Spoken word poet and activist Drew Dellinger says that one of the deepest questions a person can face is, What can I do?, and describes the quest to answer it as a spiritual challenge.
Our True Nature, a riff on our true nature by spoken word artist, Steve Connell.
Ruth Ann Barrett, Sustainability Advocate, May 25, 2012 from Portland, Oregon.