Our society is moving toward green and eco-friendly living in a number of different ways. There are a number of techniques you can use to inspire thoughts of green living, and one such opportunity is to create art that exemplifies the concepts of environmentalism.
Obviously the best way to do this is to create art that utilizes green and eco-friendly practices, so consider the following ways that you can take green practices to the next level by turning them into works of art.
1. Green Architecture
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Green architecture is one of the most obvious ways that you can create art that inspires green living. Green architecture can borrow from a wide variety of different design principles, but one of the most important is the fact that green architecture uses energy and building materials that are otherwise renewable in order to create strong, sturdy and visually appealing buildings.
Green energies like solar and wind power are ideal because they are completely renewable. While some green architecture cannot completely rely on this type of energy, any reliance on natural energies is going to be beneficial to the environment on a very large level. Working with a green architect is a great way to get the ball rolling on this process. Someone that specializes in green architecture is going to be able to help you come up with the most eco-friendly designs so that you can end up with a home or building design that exemplifies the concepts you are looking to create with an unparalleled eco-friendly focus.
2. Eco-Friendly Art
Eco-friendly art is a great way to spruce up an area without depleting its natural resources. Environmental art should be made out of renewable tools, so that its creations does not actually deplete the natural resources of the area in any way. Eco-friendly art projects can take on a wide variety of different shapes and forms depending on what type of message you are looking to share.
Eco friendly art may be comprised completely of green materials, or it may be designed with a specific message of conservation in mind.
Upcycling is a great way to create art that inspires green living. Upcycling involves taking something used and recycling it by turning it into something new. For example, turning an old plastic milk or water jug into a functional bird feeder is a prime example of upcycling, because you use the entire milk or water jug to create something new and so no part goes to waste. Upcycling is a great way to turn recyclable goods into new things, and this is a type of art that can really inspire thoughts of green living.
Art is a great way to inspire people and you can use green art to generate thoughts and ideas of eco friendly living if you want to get more people to be passionate about using the planet’s resources sensibly. Art is a great way to invoke passion, especially when being green is involved in the process. How will your latest artwork inspire green living?
Tom is a sustainable blogger for Sell My Timeshare, the best free resource for frugal travelers.