Alrighty! My first art exhibition in two years is almost here.
I am getting reallllly excited about this. Mainly, because it really isn’t “my” art exhibition. In the time since my last exhibitions back in Canada and Europe, my art has changed. Completely. I am not talking about change of painting style, or switch in medium or method. I am […]
“I’ve been saving my silver plastic for years. I didn’t want it to end up in the lingkungan/environment,” said Ibu Titi from Perum Candi Gebang Permai. Yesterday, the women of bank sampah Sawo Kecik, Sleman invited us to introduce ecobricking. A full house of participants showed up. The women (and a few men) were keen to pack.
These women […]
Who’s that white guy, dressed up Balinese and talking trash?!
Well… let me explain! My Balinese colleagues, Pak Sutama Agung and Pak Ngurah dressed up in matching Sarongs today to present Ecobricks to the seniors, local government and bank sampah members of Sibangkaja village. We were assisted by the pro ecobricking students of SMP3.
The fashion message? That care for the environment […]
Today is Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional, or “National Trash Care Day”, in Indonesia. So, Ani and I went sightseeing to the Suwung dump. Not every tourist to Bali goes here. But all should. This is where our “trash” goes– the vast detritus of modern day consumption on the island.
I’ve been meaning to go here for a while, to confirm some […]
So this is pretty cool… Our glass bottle Maier-Dielman Modules are not just Life friendly, but Life enhancing!
We took apart a small structure that we built four weeks ago and had a surprise when we got down to the foundation layer of modules. The grass was growing inside the modules! In the space between bottles, grass and other plants […]
Great news for the planet! And for Jogja, Jakarta. We had a magical moment with the women from Lintas Winongo Badran Jogja Bank Sampah that will have far reaching consequences for the burning and dumping of plastic in the city.
We arrived in Badran on a loosely arranged invitation. We thought would be doing a 15 minute presentation to some […]
Our pilot Ecobrick Food Forest Garden is in full bloom at Balili elementary. I took this shot three days ago as several students enjoyed their lunch surrounded by vegetables, herbs and edible leaves. Note the ready-hanging beans and eggplant in the top of the photo! These students often have humble lunches– the center girl had only rice and a hotdog […]
Breakthrough! Our first HexBench– made entirely from ecobricks, this modular bench provides an easy, low-low cost way to transform ‘waste’ into something immediately practical, useful, and COOL. The technique leverages my experience making glass bottle furniture with silicone a few years back. Frankly, I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before.
The coolest part is how this bench fits […]
Our VEB intro movie is now complete! A massive collaborative effort on the part of our volunteer Ecobrick team has resulted in this short and sweet little movie that sums up the core concepts of Ecobricks in less than three minutes. That’s pretty good considering that my ethics essay on Ecobricks is 2500 words! The movie, originally crafted for our […]
We’ve been working hard to develop a pilot Ecobrick park to showcase the simplest, lowest-cost, Ecobrick construction methods. Our park in Balili, Bontoc, Mt. Province, Philippines is now complete! The park shows how trash (approximately 1000 large sacs of plastic) can be transformed through minimum cost for maximum utility– not only was all that trash kept out of […]