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Green Design

Addressing Environmental Concerns Through Art

Kate Padberg

on 6 April 2010

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Green Design Addressing Environmental Concerns Through Art Assignment criteria Learning Goals Basic Information EPA Environmental Issues 1. Take notes on environmental issues with
Green Design Handout

2. List environmental concerns important to you

3. Brainstorm:Sketch 3 different scenarios
using learning goals
A: Collaborate to create a persuasive two-point perspective advertisement that addresses an environmental concern.

B: Employ one of the six types of persuasion as a format.

C: Use the building blocks of space: overlapping, size differences, and perspective effectively in the composition to depict the theme.

Your surroundings
(Manmade and natural)

Green politics is a political ideology which places a high importance on environmental goals

(ideology is a collection of ideas)

Green ideology emphasizes the principle of "thinking globally, acting locally.“

In 1970, the White House and Congress worked together to establish the EPA in response to the growing public demand for cleaner water, air and land. Prior to the establishment of the EPA, the federal government was not structured to make a coordinated attack on the pollutants that harm human health and degrade the environment.

GLOBAL FOOD AND WATER CRISIS FOSSIL FUELS VS RENEWABLE ENERGY ENDANGERED SPECIES BASIC DEFINITION OF ENERGY energy : describes the amount of work that can be performed by a force. Different forms of energy include kinetic, potential, thermal, gravitational, sound, light, elastic, and electromagnetic energy.

Culturally, green has broad meanings. The most common associations, however, are found in its ties to nature. Green is also associated with regeneration, fertility and rebirth for its connections to nature. GREEN There are now 6.8 billion of us as of 2009—a doubling since the 1960s and four times as many as just a century ago.
The human population continues to expand by more than 200,000 people every day.
With more than one billion teenagers in the world today just now reaching their most fertile years,
we can expect the boom in births to continue for decades to come.

The decades ahead will present many challenges to humanity. We'll need to find new sources of energy to power our lives without choking our air. We'll need to learn to recycle and reuse on a scale not yet imagined, and to balance the convenience of consumption with the wisdom of conservation.

IMPORTANCE OF CONSERVATION FUTURE GENERATIONS After decades of accelerating deforestation, development, and exploitation, our moment of economic crisis has given the planet itself a brief moment of respite. There can be no joy in the global financial collapse—too many lives have been broken, and too many dreams put on hold. But perhaps this is a moment of opportunity also, as we seek to rebuild our systems of production and trade, and perhaps it would be just as wrong to let that opportunity pass us by.
The nearly 170 percent increase in global food production over the past four decades has come at a steep environmental cost. Food and water are inextricably linked, and intensive irrigation and other water uses have severely depleted lakes, rivers, and underground aquifers in many areas. And agricultural runoff is a major part of the pollution of freshwater sources.

HUMAN IMPACT MAP http://www.nationalgeographic.com/earthpulse/human-impact.html
Fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas -- currently provide more than 85% of all the energy consumed in the United States, nearly two-thirds of our electricity, and virtually all of our transportation fuels.

Optimistic estimations of peak production forecast the global decline will begin by 2020 or later, and assume major investments in alternatives will occur before a crisis, without requiring major changes in the lifestyle of heavily oil-consuming nations.
Destructive human activities have led to the current rate of species extinction, which is at least 100–1,000 times higher than the expected natural rate.
Recent political groups have taken on the color as symbol of environmental protection and social justice, and consider themselves part of the Green movement, some naming themselves Green parties. This has led to similar campaigns in advertising, as companies have sold green, or environmentally friendly, products. Any form of energy can be transformed into another form, but the total energy always remains the same. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
Can we find a balance between food production and our environment? To some, the answer lies in greater reliance on technology, including crops engineered to resist pests, disease, or drought. Others look to organic agriculture, employing new and traditional methods to grow food without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or genetic engineering. Each approach has its benefits, and each raises questions that have yet to be answered.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/earthpulse/food-and-water.html The latest UN projections have the global population reaching 9.2 billion by the middle of this century.
From climate change to resource depletion to species extinction and a hundred other planetary ills,
every environmental issue is intensified by global population, and by the growing consumption of the wealthy
and the growing desperation of the poor.


Beginning late in the 18th century, human activities associated with the Industrial Revolution have also changed the composition of the atmosphere and therefore very likely are influencing the Earth's climate.
This has impacts far beyond the potential cultural loss of iconic species such as tigers, rhinos and whales. Species and the ecosystems they are part of provide essential goods and services that make human life possible and contribute enormously to our health and well-being — breathable air, clean water, food, fibers, building materials, medicines, energy, fertile soils, climate regulation, transport, and recreational and spiritual values.

http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/index.htm Moreover, it is likely that the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels to power an expanding economy will actually increase over at least the next two decades even with aggressive development and deployment of new renewable and nuclear technologies.

Renewable Energy-Energy that will never run out! Solar,Wind,Water,Biomass,Geothermal,Hydrogen & Fuel Cells

http://www.energy.gov/energysources/index.htm Pessimistic predictions of future oil production operate on the thesis that either the peak has already occurred,[5][6][7][8] oil production is on the cusp of the peak, or that it will occur shortly.

wikipedia "peak oil" Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline. The concept is based on the observed production rates of individual oil wells, and the combined production rate of a field of related oil wells.
The EPA was assigned the daunting task of repairing the damage already done to the natural environment and to establish new criteria to guide Americans in making a cleaner environment a reality.
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/aboutepa.htm The future is uncertain, but only the most pessimistic among us would say that the world economy will not recover and start to grow again, whether in six months, a year, or ten. We have paused in our centuries-long push to produce and consume ever more now, and the most optimistic might say that this is our chance to breathe deeply and consider the sort of future we want for ourselves and for our planet. Will consumption continue to rule the day, or will we find ways to do more good for humanity, with less harm to the Earth? Will we make our recovery merely fast, or can we make it smart as well? The choice has always been ours; the time to make it, definitively, is now.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/earthpulse/hayden-text The Big Picture FOSSIL FUELS PEAK OIL PEAK OIL The Earth's climate has changed many times during the planet's history, with events ranging from ice ages to long periods of warmth. Historically, natural factors such as volcanic eruptions, changes in the Earth's orbit, and the amount of energy released from the Sun have affected the Earth's climate. Vocabulary:
1. Environment: your surroundings manmade or natural
2. Environmental Issues: major problems that threaten the welfare of earth
3. Green: culturally signifies nature, political parties align to green standards
4. Green Movement: political ideology of "think globally, act locally"
5. Energy: describes the amount of work that can be performed by a force
6. Conservation of energy: any form of energy can transfer to another with the amount remaining the same
7. EPA: Environmental Protection Agency; government agency to promote protection of environment
8. Climate Change: Changing of earth's conditions due to affects of man (industrialization)
9. Over Population: High number of people on earth straining the planet's natural resources (food and water)
10. Food and Water Crisis: Lack of food and water to support the planet's population
11. Endangered Species: Animals at risk of extinction
12. Fossil Fuels: Natural resources from the earth such as oil and gas used for energy
13. Renewable Energy: resources from the earth such as wind and solar, reusable for energy
14. Peak Oil: The cap of the world's oil supply
15. Persuasion: The art of convincing someone of an idea
16. Advertising: Using art to create a visual persuasion
17. Space: The illusion of depth in a two dimensional artwork through overlapping, size differentiation, and perspective

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