Here’s a creative Green Tip from EarthShare supporter Brett Carlson of Seattle, Washington. Frustrated with the lack of environmental awareness around him, Brett blew off steam after long days in the office by going to local thrift stores to hunt for decorative cookie tins for his eco-art project, “The 5th of July.”
Brett's sustainability flag represents “..how we as Americans need to approach the future, because everything we do is interrelated.” This amazing flag took about a year to complete, as each tin layer was meticulously cut and nailed down by hand. Kudos to Brett for finding a unique and meaningful way to re-purpose cast off materials!
If you have an earth-saving tip or your own piece of eco art that you’d like to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And thanks to Brett for sharing the story of how he cares for the “precious blue pearl” we all share!
Want to create some found art, but not sure where to start? Check out Ecoart.com to spark some creativity of your own. Their suggestions for projects ranging from sea shell fountains to newspaper lamps to letter holders made from discarded shutters. Seeking inspiration and like-minded artists? Check out Pinteret’s Environmental & Found Materials Art board for amazing examples of other eco art.