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The organizers of the16th annual International Folk Art Market (IFAM) in Santa Fe last week were determined to use the event to emphasize two important themes — the use of natural materials in folk are and the retention of cultural heritage and art-making traditions passed down through generations. Now they hope to scale the festival to other regions and continue to encourage the use of responsible land, water, and animal-friendly art-making practices, as well as a return to things more authentic and of the earth. To do this, IFAM has created new show categories such as Innovation, Sustainable Art, Eco Art, and Urban Folk Art and Sustainability Sundays, which shines a prominent spotlight on artists who are using sustainable materials. So cool – we hope this trend keeps spreading!
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The earliest iteration of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was founded in 1977 to “defend, conserve and protect our ocean.” Meet three women, featured by Vogue, who are carrying out the organization’s mission: Eva Hidalgo: 31-year-old Spanish scientist who was part of the team that possibly identified a new […]
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer A bill sitting on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s desk could take away local government’s decision-making about their energy choices, including where to build large-scale solar arrays. The outcome will impact the historically Black town of Archer, where Origis Energy and Gainesville Regional Utilities want to build a 50-megawatt solar […]
The American Jobs Plan is an unmissable moment for communities across the country to address the legacy of urban freeways and set a new course for a more equitable future. It’s absolutely critical that as we begin to reimagine and build the transportation infrastructure of the 21st century that we do not repeat the mistakes […]
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