Ecomundi is the latest trading arm of The Mundi Group Ltd, a company which operates on a commercial basis, but with a strict adherence to sustainability in all its forms, relating to producers, customers, partners and the environment. The business exists to make a profit, but, much more importantly, it exists to make a difference. The shareholders and directors share a common belief that it is unsustainable for businesses to continue to ignore the full costs of their activities in terms of impact on their surroundings, and exploit the natural resources of the planet without due regard for the generations yet to come and use their position and financial muscle at the expense of small farmers and producers all over the world in the quest for maximum profit. A rich source of ecological products.. http://www.mundigroup.com/index.php/ecomundi ecomundi


The Artists' Co-op has been founded by a group of New Zealand artists who, for the most part, work outside the traditional areas of painting and object sculpture, in the more ephemeral realms of performance and conceptual art. With the aid of a $3000 QE II establishment grant the Co-op provides, for all interested artists in any field, studio, performance and exhibition space outside the public and dealer gallery set-up. It aims to protect and nurture artists' interests, to make art a more vital force in the community and to connect New Zealand artists with an international network of similar and like-minded organisations.
Their most recent event however is the most adventurous step it has taken yet to come to terms with recent art movements. The exhibition, entitled Work, is a documentation with photographs, tapes and video of recent work by Barry Thomas, Eva Yuen, Ian Hunter, Terry Handscombe and Ross Boyd - all of them Artist's Co-op committee members. Of the five, Barry Thomas is the most well-known. He sky-rocketed to fame early this year with his cabbage plantation on the demolished Duke of Edinburgh/Roxy Theatre site in the centre of Wellington. This cabbage patch, planted in such a way as to spell the word CABBAGE immediately captured the imagination of both the media and the public and engendered a flurry of other activities on the site, culminating in a week-long festival recently when the cabbages were ceremonially harvested. Click below for more links:



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Ecofirms provides a free service to help organizations, companies, as well as individual visitors find a viable resource within the eco industry in the US and Canada. It provides a searchable index of companies, links, and a free listing to anyone wanting to be on the index. The categories cover Foods and Dining, Health and Wellness, Issues and Solutions, Media and Advertising, Eco Friendly Products, Ecological Services, Eco Energy, Sources, Eco Tourism. A well organised site invaluable for research. ..http://www.ecofirms.org/

greenmuseum.org - a new online museum of environmental art, advances creative efforts to improve our relationship with the natural world. Their goal is to inform, inspire and connect people through environmental art and encourage the creation of new work that serves their communities and ecosystems. The site has three main sections: Artist Section presents images and documentation of artwork, writings and online exhibitions. Community provides a full listing of Events, Opportunities, and Links.... www.greenmuseum.org

A typical example of an artist's work on this site are the impressive stone and earth sculptures of New Zealand artist, Chris Booth. They are feats of balancing, engineering and a widely conceived sense of place. Stacked stone forms refer to their origins in volcanos or river banks and are often gathered in consultation with representatives of local indigenous people... http://greenmuseum.org/content/artist_index/artist_id-30__nosplit-z.html



Centre for Alternative Technology - Europe's foremost Eco-Centre - an educational charity striving to achieve the best cooperation between the natural, technological and human worlds. At their centre in Wales, UK, they test, live with and display strategies and tools for doing this. The website will take you on a tour round the centre and show their work in solar heating, low energy building, wind power generation, and list their publications and other attractions (and how to get to their Welsh site) .. http://www.cat.org.uk/

Rocky Mountain Institute - An entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization created by Amory and Hunter Lovins, that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to create a more secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world. Site rich in information and constantly updated. http://www.rmi.org/

GREENPEACE - A rich source of green information of all kinds - statistics, technical information, campaigns, links to other sites. What more needs to be said.. http://www.greenpeace.org/



The Coalition of Green Artists, a group of professional artists and philanthropists committed to environmentally-friendly approaches to creativity, has launched a project to promote an innovative solution to the need for art supplies and materials in schools and community recreation centers and to teach the benefits of recycling to students and artists...http://greenartists.tripod.com

Dreamfish.org is an open creative network of people who are committed to bring forth a just, sustainable, healthy world. "We believe that sustainability grows in an environment of creativity, multiculturalism, diversity, health, compassion, and celebration. DreamStream is our collective blog, an intercultural interdisciplinary space where registered users of dreamfish.org have conversations about sustainability innovation. Swim in the stream for inspiration, knowledge, news, videos and fun"...Site that relies on voluntary contributions and whose aims deserve support....http://www.dreamfish.org/



GreenNet is part of the only global computer network specifically designed for environment, peace, human rights and development groups. It offers email and its own special conferences, as well as the usual range of dial-up Internet services... http://www.gn.apc.org/

Stuff in the Air - sets out to explain modern meteorological processes and techniques, scientific concepts as well as meteorology and weather systems. An increasing number of pages include enlightening photographs and physical science articles. It was created to some extent for the use of students exploring career options, educators of such students and other members of the public who may be looking for answers to important questions like global warning. A site that is rich in useful ecological information and hard to classify, but very well designed and supported. ... http://www.stuffintheair.com click to enlarge image



This year 2012 the ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival programme works on the themes of man's relationship with nature and the connection between sexuality and the body as well as the natural state of the human body. Artist Heather Cassils will perform her work Teresias in the classical assembly hall in the Kuopio Provincial Government building. Teresias is based on the Greek myth and deals with the transformation of the body. Australian artists Makeshift invite people to help them preserve seasonal food. In the end the jars will contain pickles and jam but also discussions and moments lived together. A stimulating site featuring this year an environmetal theme in their festival programme - links to other years.. http://www.antifestival.com/2012/eng/luonnonanti/

Cheng-Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project
This website is about an international environmental art project held each year in Cheng Long Wetlands, Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan.  The art project consists of site-specific sculpture installations focused on environmental issues and to promote public awareness.  Artists work with the community and school children in Cheng Long village in rural south-western Taiwan.  Five  international artists (3 from other countries and 2 from Taiwan) are selected each year from a Call for Proposals to artists all over the world. The founder and curator is American environmental artist Jane Ingram Allen, living in Taiwan since 2004 when she came there as a Fulbright scholar artist in residence. This site is a blog following the annual project (in English and Chinese)....

Hackwood Arts Festival 2011 - Planning for the fifth Hackwood Art Festival from 24th to 26th June 2011 is well underway and we look forward to an exciting year.  Building work means it will take place in the stunning grounds of Huish House, less than half a mile from Hackwood Farm.  The Festival started in 2005 and since the beginning have helped raise over £100,000 for charity and have been keen to champion eco-art, showing the work of such artists as Steve Yeates (sculpture from recycled vandalised bus shelter glass), Darren Greenhow and Tracey Falcon. We are always looking for new artists and particularly eco-artists
The Festival aims to bring greater understanding and appreciation of ecological contemporary art to all parts of the community and to assist working and amateur artists to promote their work. Supporting artists enables them to work and the public to enjoy the fruits of their work, so please come and enjoy the Festival and buy a picture or two or take part in one of their workshops.
... http://www.hackwoodartfestival.co.uk/

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Arte Ideas is a company in the UK which aims to bring you an inspiring collection of Fashion and Lifestyle products which do not compromise ethics for style, whilst helping to make a worth while contribution to our planet. Their long term ambition has always been to make a difference to people's lives and work towards a sustainable society. They feel trade should be fair to both the people who manufacture the products and the environment and all these considerations are included in the way Arte Ideas do business. They are committed to improving the impact on the wider community and the environment. They provide a platform for an inspiring selection of eco-friendly products but also showcases local designers who care about our planet. A site offering ecologically produced stylish and recyclable goods online...http://www.arteideas.co.uk/



Andrea Jansen - is a maker of Gourd art. Once used solely for utilitarian purposes such as water carriers and ceremonial vessels, gourds are now being taken to a higher level and decorated as never before. The type of gourd she uses is from the calabash tree found here on the island of Puerto Rico, called an higüera. Its delicate looking shell is misleading; it is hard, dense and solid, and allows her to design and carve many shapes not possible with vine-grown gourds. She lives and works in Puerto Rico and has won prizes in California for her gourd art. Her simply designed site shows and sells her varied and attractive work including lamps whose shape is created as the gourd grows.... http://www.andreajansendesigns.com/index.htm




The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company -Designers and manufacturers of recycled, odorless paper products made from elephant dung. Journals, note boxes and greeting cards and other unique gifts from 'poo paper'. The company is focused today on the production, innovation and marketing of all sorts of fun products made from elephant poo! "We have a fun and dynamic international team at our modest outfits in N. America, Australia, Japan, and Europe where we spread the word and sell our products as well as in Asia where we make all our fantastic products using age-old paper making techniques, evolved locally over hundreds of years. A portion of our profits from the sale of each product from The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company is directed to worthwhile conservation and welfare projects...". Another site offering ecologically produced paper products..... http://www.poopoopaper.com/index.html

The Exotic Paper Company is the UK’s sole supplier of the complete Ellie Poo and Ellie Eats range of 100% recycled papers. The Sri Lankan elephant has a very inefficient digestive system whereby almost 45% of it’s food intake is passed through as undigested matter... This site describes the process of collecting the material, making the paper in their modern mill near Hemel Hempstead. Together with their own comprehensive selection of recycled inclusion papers, they offer a varied, unique, ecological, ethical, biodegradable, acid free and ‘green’ source of 100% recycled papers, stationery, greetings cards and paper gifts made from Sri Lankan elephant dung which has a warm beige colour..... Fascinating and well designed site with ideas for eco gifts and paper to paint or print on... http://www.elliepoopaper.co.uk/


ECOMALL - "Earth's Largest Environmental Shopping Center". A site where you can search for Green products and links to sites with information about the environment. There is a good search facility by keywords, or by categories. Not much about art, but lots of links of interest to artists.... www.ecomall.com


Pibiones by Antonello - exclusive fashion accessories and luxury handbags made with hand-woven eco-friendly fabrics. In the heart of Sardinia in a region known as the Mejlogu; on top of an inactive volcano rises Siligo a small village of 1000 inhabitants... It was in this vibrant rural community that Antonello grew up. It was here that he started to discover the wonders of the luxury hand-woven eco-friendly fabrics... It was while living in constant contact with the traditional woven articles (including luxury carpets, luxury tapestries, luxury furniture mats and festival trappings for the horses and oxen), that Antonello first developed his interest in luxury eco-friendly fabrics which would become his passion..A site for the urban rich to satisfy their consciences by buying ecologically made luxuries.... http://www.pibiones.com/
Canyon Spirit Gallery - Bonnie Antich moved to Colorado in the early 1980's. In 1994 she took pottery lessons, finally fulfilling her passion for art. In 2002 she and her husband, artist/furniture maker Scott LeCocq, purchased a historic building in Old Town Fort Collins and opened their Gallery powered by renewable energy...http://www.canyonspiritgallery.com all arts



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