Get Creative for the Green Thing

Earlier this week, I got accidentally introduced to Do the Green Thing, a creative movement with an underlining purpose to foster change in people’s perception towards the issue of excessive consumption in the face of global warming.

Founded by a group of friends who worked in creative industry in 2005, the aim of the project is to change the ways in which people foresee the issue and call for creative communities and individuals to promote wider behavioural change through art, music, poetry, the internet, photography, video, collage, mail-art and all else.

No matter what the governments and the media say about global warming, we’re still consuming, wasting and generally trashing our environment, but with a bit of creative spirit we can at least start making a shift in our stinking old attitude and carve new ways to live whilst still manage to have lots of fun in the process. Honestly, how bloody hard can it be?!

Take below video as an example, in which a talented illustrator Guillaume Cornet demonstrates All-Consuming themed sketches using up every last bit of a pencil on every last bit of a page.

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Just few days ago, one of its founder Andy Hobsbawm gave this highly commendable speech at the TED conference.

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  1. Thanks for picking up on Green Thing Gerel

    As your title suggests – we’d really welcome any creative contributions to help inspire others to lead a greener life.

    If anyone would like to help out please get in touch via hello@dothegreenthing.com




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