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Camp Stove Transcension

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 3:33pm by russs.net Comments Off
Camp Stove Transcension

A long time ago, in a land far away (by the name of Pensilvania) I was biking through the forest.  It was the summer of 2009 and I was on an epic bike adventure from Smithers BC to Berlin.  I had with me my tent and camping equipment as I cycled down the CO trail towards Virgina.  I was all […]

To build a stove

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 12:27pm by russs.net Comments Off
To build a stove

A long time ago, in a land far away (by the name of Pensilvania) I was biking through the forest. It was the summer of 2009 and I was on an epic bike adventure from Smithers BC to Berlin. I had with me my tent and camping equipment. I was all decked out to setup, cook and […]

Not One Tree

Posted on May 5, 2017 at 11:54am by russs.net Comments Off
Not One Tree

Imagine:  a world where human technology is blended harmoniously with the natural world.  Imagine, a world where, rather than dominating and controlling nature, we work with it, learn from it, then apply our insights to co-create with it.  Together we craft living spaces that amplify our most joyful modes of living.   Imagine, living spaces as healthy and beautiful as a […]

2016: A year in review

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 8:56pm by russs.net Comments Off
2016: A year in review

Well, it’s been another year around the sun… What a great milepost to review what just happened! Thanks to Derek for the inspirational idea to write a year review. I am going to divide it into three sections:

Insights

You can only accomplish/discover/experience as far as you dream.
All the theory about supra-sexual cocreatitve relationships is true!  Its possible to channel procreative energy […]

Bringing Art Back to Earth

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 1:52pm by russs.net Comments Off
Bringing Art Back to Earth

Ani Himawati and I are teaming up to do a lecture on the more philosophical side of our work and the Ecobrick movement. We’ll be doing another dynamic tag team presentation at the Mabesikan Festival on October 22nd, Bali, Indonesia!
Here’s the blurb…

Art & Regenerative Philosophy

by Russell Maier & Ani Himawati
Once upon a time, art wasn’t so special. Yep, that’s […]

Plastic, I Love You

Posted on August 1, 2016 at 4:18pm by russs.net Comments Off
Plastic, I Love You

I’ve got good news about plastic waste! 

Around the world there is now less and less trash.

In fact, just by reading this little essay of mine, there will be a little less trash in the world. Hurray! Because, as we all know, the whales and dolphins are literally drowning in an ocean of thrown-away-plastic pollution. No matter how far we throw […]

Jakarta Ho

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 1:22pm by russs.net Comments Off
Jakarta Ho

Ani and I are heading to Jakarta for August 7th. Jakarta is a city of 20 million people. Lots of plastic trash flows out of Jakarta– one of the main reasons Indonesia is the second biggest producer of plastic waste in Asia. Ani and I have been receiving many invitations to share ecobricks with groups in the […]

Ani and I

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 7:56pm by russs.net Comments Off
Ani and I

My work sharing ecobricks in Indonesia has been super charged this year through my partnership with Ani Himawati. A movement has been ignited in Jogjakarta which now has a life and unfolding of its own.  Tens of thousands of people, soon to be in the hundreds of thousands, are now ecobricking their plastic.  Our partnership isn’t just incidental. It’s been […]

Recycling: The Evil Illusion

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 3:19pm by russs.net Comments Off
Recycling:  The Evil Illusion

Yes, “Evil” is a strong word– especially for an activity that most of the world thinks of as “Good”. However, after several years of working closely with waste I have come to have serious doubts about Recycling’s benevolence. There is a dark reality lurking behind it that we ignore at our peril.

Remember Sauroman from the Lord of the Rings? Also […]

Going Patreon, Starting with a Manifesto

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 5:44pm by russs.net Comments Off
Going Patreon, Starting with a Manifesto

Manifesto time!  So, I am starting to use the online site Patreon site to publish my longer reflections.  Patreon not only allows me to share my essays within a dedicated context, but it allows people who resonate to subscribe and thus support the exploration.

I am following and supporting some super cool writers on Patreon.  Its a great energetic exchange to […]