Renewable Envoy at Youth Water Summit

The wonderful Springs Preserves invited us to join their Youth Water Summit, held in the Desert Living Center, Sunday 11/19/17. Luis Varela-Rico, Patty Dominguez, Sully Park and Davi-May Messinger joined our table to talk with students about our public art project (Mountains Edge Baseball Park) that incorporates renewable energy, Clark County Public Art and STEM… Read More Renewable Envoy at Youth Water Summit

“Environmental voters have the potential to overwhelm the electorate.”

Nathaniel Stinnett knows he’s preaching to the choir. The problem is, even believers don’t always show up for church.   Dismayed by how low environmental concerns like climate change, pollution and pipelines rank on surveys of voter priorities, Stinnett founded the nonpartisan Environmental Voter Project three years ago on the hunch that a substantial number… Read More “Environmental voters have the potential to overwhelm the electorate.”

Can Elon Musk’s solar roof tiles replace fossil fuels in housing?

At the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in July, Elon Musk  claimed that the U.S. can run solely on solar energy. “If you wanted to power the entire U.S. with solar panels,” he said, “it would take a fairly small corner of Nevada or Texas or Utah; you only need about 100 miles by 100 miles… Read More Can Elon Musk’s solar roof tiles replace fossil fuels in housing?

First Ever Living and Breathing Chandelier that Purifies the Air

How incredibly exciting to have the world’s first living and breathing chandelier on display at the V&A Museum for the London Design Festival. The chandelier called Exhale features transparent glass petals which contain live green algae. These micro-organisms use the basic principles of photosynthesis to take carbon dioxide out of the air and convert it to oxygen, turning the chandelier into a large… Read More First Ever Living and Breathing Chandelier that Purifies the Air

Karyl Sisson Unlikely Materials Into Fine Art

When I first saw Karyl Sisson artwork I was mesmerized.  How did she do this?  Everyday items were elevated to an artist level I’ve never seen before, mundane items were transformed.  Which of course is the objective of recycle/up-cycled art but her artwork has another dimension. I had the opportunity to see her artwork first… Read More Karyl Sisson Unlikely Materials Into Fine Art