Art:Rain Forest Toucan
More Eco Art with a social conscience: Rainforest Alliance
Date: 4/12/2012 10:46:24 PM ( 13 mon ) ... viewed 850 times
Eco Art by mayah (c)2012 "Rain Forest Toucan" 7" x 9"
Toucans are found in South and Central American rainforests, and many of the 40 different species are threatened by loss of habitat due to deforestation. Capture for the commercial pet market is another threat.
"A common estimate is that over half of the species of animals live in the rain forests of the world. To say that many of these are threatened or endangered would be an understatement, especially in light of the many threats that rainforests as a whole face in the world today." (1)
What We Can Do
--If buying a Toucan or any other rain forest bird as a pet, make sure the bird was born and bred in the United States. Contact the Avicultural Society of America for an ethical bird breeder in your area.(2)
Buy products that are Rainforest Alliance Certified. These products include coffee, chocolate, tea, tropical fruits, wood and paper products. Look for the "little green frog" on paper and other products; "it is your assurance that goods are produced and services are conducted sustainably." (3)
--Buy products that are Fair Trade and Certified Organic(4)
--Buy paper and wood products that are FSC certified (5)
(for example, I use Staples Brand EarthChoice office paper for my printer; it is both Rainforest Certified and FSC Certified.)
Eco Art by mayah is made from reused/recycled materials and earth friendlier art supplies. This art piece is made from reused: photo of toucan from World Wildlife Federation advertising catalog (6); corrugated and other cardboard; frame from Goodwill Industries. Internet photo of chopped tree is free of copyright from DOCUMERICA (7); construction paper, nontoxic glue, unbleached wax paper backing (8)
Everything we do as consumers makes a difference. It Matters.
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Art: Gorilla Chocolate http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1928255 Eco Art with a social conscience: Fair Trade, Shade Grown, Organic Chocolate
Art: Protect the Spirit Bear: http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1880039 Spirit Bears only live on the coast of British Columbia. Their habitat is endangered by the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline that would carry 500,000 barrels a day of oil from the Alberta tar sands directly through the home of the Spirit Bear.
(1) Hope for the Rain Forests: http://www.lizasreef.com/HOPE%20FOR%20THE%20RAIN%20FORESTS/endangered_rain_forest_animals.htm
(2)Avicultural Society of America: http://www.asabirds.org/
The Toucan: http://www.asabirds.org/Toucans_Pets_Breeders.htm
(3)Rainforest Alliance: http://rainforest-alliance.org/ Marketplace retailers: http://rainforest-alliance.org/green-living/marketplace For eco-travel, go to: Sustainable Trip http://www.sustainabletrip.org/
(4)FairTrade International: http://www.fairtrade.net/
(5)Forest Stewardship Council: http://fscus.org/
(6) World Wildlife Federation: http://worldwildlifefederation.org/
(7)DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, 1972 - 1977. Copyright-free photographs. http://ej.msu.edu/documerica/Home/home.htm
(8) Natural Value: http://naturalvalue.com/
Mission: Make Organic foods and environmentally friendly nonfood products affordable.
More Recent Eco Art and Eco MaGs by mayah:
New Art: "Vision" http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1939830
This art piece is an example of "shamanic art", when the energy of Spirit is felt very strongly and a message is given.
New HomeMade Art http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1939828 Eco Art with frames from Goodwill Industries--I like the idea of reusing frames rather than buying brand new ones. Maybe my art will end up at Goodwill some day too; hopefully, someone will come along and reuse the frame and make something new out of the art work like I have!
New Art: Fall Leaves http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1939820
Yeah, I know, it's Spring but these are two Eco Art pieces I worked on this Mother's Day weekend that recycle my own art! Happy Mother's Day, Mother Earth!!
"Shaman's Journey" http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1927087
"The Inner Workings of Time" http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1925614
"Spirit Owl" and "Meditation" http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1924826
"Three Buddhas" http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1924123
"Car Nation": http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1923757
"Life's a Gambol" and "Leaf Baby" http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1921920
"In Memoriam" Anniversaries of Gulf Oil Spill/Fukushima http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1921911
"Corn Goddess" http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1921901
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