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During the summer of 2011, Katherine Ball lived on an island dwelling in the middle of the lake and experimented with using mushrooms to filter the E. coli and toxic waste from illegal dumping in the lake. She also built a greywater system in my off-grid, igloo-like home and organized community events about water, including a free school on water and water yoga class. #socialpractice #art #environmentalart #green #sustainability #waterissues #katherineball #water

PSU MFA Social Practice - Katherine Ball is a great example of an artist who chooses to employ ecological activism and social engagement in her work. This pin takes you to her page at PSU and her many diversified projects. #socialpractice #art #environmentalart #green #sustainability #waterissues #katherineball #water #PSU #artist

Ecology Community Delight by Ian Thompson. This book examines the three principal value systems which influence landscape architectural practice: the aesthetic, the social and the environmental, and seeks to discover the role that the profession should be playing now and for the future. #socialpractice #art #environmentalart #green #sustainability #arteducation #environmentalarteducation #activism #environmentalism #ecology

"Leading pioneers of the eco-art movement, Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison (often known as "The Harrisons) have worked for almost forty years with biologists, ecologists, architects, urban planners and other artists to initiate collaborative dialogues to uncover ideas and solutions which support biodiversity and community development." #socialpractice #art #environmentalart #green #sustainability #arteducation #environmentalarteducation #activism #environmentalism #ecology

50TITLES/50PERSPECTIVES: A READER'S GUIDE TO ART & SOCIAL PRACTICE An introductory look at 50 books to get started on what Social Practice is and how it relates to art. The list is not limited to academia, but also is aimed at art educators, artists, or anyone else who wants to be familiar with Social Practice. #socialpractice #art #environmentalart #sustainability #arteducation #environmentalarteducation #activism

Artists Katherine Ball and Alec Neal discuss their cross country trip to document climate change. #socialpractice #art #environmentalart #green #sustainability #climatechange #katherineball #bike #biketour #documentary

2004 - Ann T. Rosenthal put these case studies together for the Green Museum as a toolbox for educators of projects which demonstrate how ecoart is used to educate the public at all levels--from K-12 to college and adult learners. These projects are created by students/public under the direction of an ecoartist/educator. #socialpractice #art #environmentalart #green #sustainability #arteducation #environmentalarteducation #ecoart

xClinic - an environmental health clinic and lab that provides visitors "impatients" with prescriptions "solutions" to respond to specific deficiencies in the environmental health of their communities. #jeremijenko #socialpractice #art #environmentalart #green #sustainability #arteducation #environmentalarteducation #ecoart #collaboration

Operation Paydirt / Fundred - Mel Chin's multidisciplinary, artist-driven project designed to help find a solution to the devastating problem of lead (Pb) contaminated soil that puts thousands of children at risk for severe learning disabilities and behavioral problems. Ultimately Operation Paydirt’s purpose is to support generational human and environmental health. #socialpractice #art #environmentalart #green #sustainability #arteducation #environmentalarteducation #melchin

from Good Housekeeping

The 30 Best New Books for Summer 2016

Two decades fly by in this breezy story of four friends who go very separate ways when they graduate from college. After a decade of coping with toxic men and more, they slowly circle back to one another. Click through for more of the best new books to read for summer 2016.