by Michelle Gavin/ Lisa Antonelli (Flushing Earth Citizens)
“Road to Realization" Installation engages the public in their everyday action - walking on the sidewalk - and provides an experience that allows them to consider their habits and/or those of their fellow pedestrians.
The “Wish Tree for a Brighter Community” will be an art installation where members of the public can gather and share their dreams of how they want to see their community improve through reimagining the use of trash and street trees. When the “wishes” are written and hanging, people can be inspired by the visions of those who came before them and open a wider dialogue about what the community needs.
We will have to pay 5¢ for each shopping bag (paper or plastic) at supermarkets starting on October 1, 2016. This is not a deposit, nor is it a refund like with bottles. This presents a great opportunity to think about what type of shopping bags we use. Less trash / land fill is better. Can we carry stuff using a reusable bag? Go through your closet, find an old t-shirt, and make a bag. Collaborate with GumHearts by Niizeki Hiromi. Participants will take home usable art to use in their everyday life.
Dumped: Stories of hope and sorrow by Mother Earth/Queen of Trash
by Deborah Wasserman
A performance / installation that engages the public and examines the cause and effect of littering told from the point of view of Mother Earth reincarnated into a Queen of Trash. It creates a narrative of nurturing, caring and giving versus a belief system based on greed, self interest and lacking concern for the future of human kind.