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How fireworks harm nonhuman animals

How fireworks harm nonhuman animals

Fireworks and other explosive materials affect animals who live with humans, whose reactions we can easily see. They also harm many more animals in urban and wild environments. Nonhuman animals can…

Electric Forest Festival - DTPhotoworks

Rothbury MI

This is a daytime one - but if add LEDs to hats....?

Millinery matters at New York's Easter Bonnet Parade – in pictures

The parade is a New York tradition dating back to the mid-1800s when the social elite would parade their new fashions down Fifth Avenue after attending Easter services

Another LED one - this time, sculpture by Japanese artist Makoto Tojiki.

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The last time we caught up with Japanese artist Makoto Tojiki, he was using his unique light sculpture installations to create imposing portrayals of man and beast.Now he has extended his NoShadow ser...

Just add LEDs to illuminate the hats, & this could be a fascinating night display?

Video Stills: Easter Hat Parade - British Pathé

Easter hat competition is held in Luton - some hats are great.

Not a 'spectacular' in its own right but might point to eco-friendly music for spectacles.

Solar Stella Cigar Box Amp Is an Awesome Project for Musicians

We love open source hardware, we love upcycling, we love solar power, we love music... and all of these things are packed into this Solar Stella amp.

Dark skies campaign. Don't need to light up the night sky. Just switch off (& reduce pollution) and watch the spectacular light show of the heavens.

Dark Sky Discovery

We will help you find a spot that is ideal for your area from which to view the night sky.

Decorative Mason Jar Flameless Candle Lights

Put tissue paper in a mason jar, then a flameless candle and put lid on. Put around your patio or tables for a beautiful accent.

Magnificent revolution cycle powered cinema screenings

Magnificent revolution cycle powered cinema screenings

Put a glow stick in a balloon for pool lanterns.

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Discover the magic of the internet at Imgur, a community powered entertainment destination. Lift your spirits with funny jokes, trending memes, entertaining gifs, inspiring stories, viral videos, and so much more.

The Kurdish/Turkish artist Ahmet Ogüt has made this incredible installation for the Belgian art festival, TRACK taking place in Ghent. The work consists of a floating mountaintop castle perched on top of a helium balloon.

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The Kurdish/Turkish artist Ahmet Ogüt has made this incredible installation for the Belgian art festival, TRACK taking place in Ghent. The work consists of a floating mountaintop castle perched on top of a helium balloon.

An artist performs in Luxlumina light performance during a festival of visual theatre in Sofia.

Picture Editor's choice for Monday 24 September

Best pictures from around the world.

Outdoor candle lighting

Jose Villa Fine Art Weddings - Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Fine Art Wedding Photographer

An MIT building was hacked for a live game of Tetris

MIT Hack Turns Building Into a Giant Playable Game of Tetris

http://youtu.be/IAIPUGO1iko On April 20th, hackers at MIT converted the Green Building on campus into a giant playable game of Tetris (video). via

Night of the Beasts solstice parade, Transition New Cross, costumes were lit up with leds & wind-up torches

Night of the Beasts solstice parade, Transition New Cross, costumes were lit up with leds & wind-up torches

Nebuta Matsuri lantern parade float

More Nebuta Matsuri – Tachikawa

More photos from the fantastic Nebuta Matsuri in western Tokyo's Tachikawa City last weekend. You might remember last year's blog post about the mini-Nebuta Matsuri in Shibuya last year, the floats in Tachikawa were much bigger and more varied, a lot of thought had gone into the decorations on them, as even the backsides were…

Colour Change Light Sculpture - 3 Rainbow Letters £29.95 JOY!!

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Cute 18ct gold vermeil (sterling silver coated with 18ct gold) Angel Wing pendant hangs on a 18 inch 14ct gold filled fine cable chain. Gold Vermeil Angel wing pendant - is 26mm length. Simple and elegant and very eye catching. Perfect for layering.

Radiohead with LED display, Victoria Park, 2008

Radiohead @ Victoria Park – June 24th 2008

Before I start this review, can I just say isn't that the lushest lighting rig you've ever seen? I just want to dive into those lights and bathe in their glow in a highly pretentious manner. Unfortunately the light show shown above was only truly unleashed for the final third of the show, due to…

Glow in the dark skate park. Koo Jeong-A (3)

Glow-in-the-dark skatepark by Koo Jeong-A

Koo Jeong-A designed a concrete sculpture that also functions as a glow-in-the-dark skatepark. The skatepark, entitled 'Otro', features a combination of di

rune guneriussen

Rune Guneriussen - wall No. 1

Artist Rune Guneriussen

Green night creature at Burning Man

green night creature

Green night creature at Burning Man

Burning man festival, photo by John Mosbaugh

Burning man festival, photo by John Mosbaugh

Snake at Burning Man festival, photo by Mark Petersen

Snake

Austin CORE 2011

Galloway Dark Sky Park gets go ahead

Dark Sky tourist boost welcomed

A tourism body welcomes a study underlining the economic benefits of the UK's only Dark Sky Park in Galloway.

Little Sun solar lights, really bright, designed by artist Elafur Oliasson. Many possible uses in participatory arts events. Used at Tate in Black Out weekend.

Little Sun

Little Sun is a social business by artist Olafur Eliasson spreading clean, affordable solar energy around the globe. It's a work of art that works in life.

Artists take part in Luxlumina light performance during the first annual festival of visual theatre on a street in downtown Sofia

Artists take part in Luxlumina light performance during the first annual festival of visual theatre on a street in downtown Sofia

Titanic puppet show  ::    A giant puppet is prepared to roam the streets of Liverpool, England, April 22, as part of French street theater company Royal De Luxe's performance of "Sea Odyssey." In the three-day production, three giant puppets are brought to life to tell a love story inspired by the sinking of the Titanic.

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starry night installations by lee eunyeol

Colossal

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture

AAMI park in Melbourne. Lights up skyline each night with LEDs

AAMI park in Melbourne. Lights up skyline each night with LEDs

Cut open glow sticks & pour them into bubble solution. Glow in the dark bubbles. Summer nights here we come!

Glow Fusion glowing (in the bottle)

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LIGHT HORSE // DENNIS PEDERSEN

flores en el ático

LIGHT HORSE // DENNIS PEDERSEN

So cool!

Beautiful Bike

Beautiful Bike!

Tokyo Hotaru Festival 100,000 LED lights floated down the river

Display of 100,000 Floating LED Lights on a River in Tokyo

http://youtu.be/356Drf4GA5E video by stevenagata photo via Tokyo Hotaru Festival photo by Mai Suzuki photo via Tokyo Hotaru Festival On the evening of May

Could do this with actual lasers or flourescent tape. "Yarn and tape a hallway for a "laser obstacle course". That will keep 'em busy for a couple of hours.

Could do this with actual lasers or flourescent tape. "Yarn and tape a hallway for a "laser obstacle course". That will keep 'em busy for a couple of hours.

A suggestion was nature films projected, e.g. slow motion. (I just picked a random nature image to illustrate this idea. Stick insects and their shadows)

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A suggestion was nature films projected, e.g. slow motion. (I just picked a random nature image to illustrate this idea. Stick insects and their shadows)

Films on fridges. Film screening on pile of discarded fridges in East London, in memory of a fridge mountain

Films on fridges. Film screening on pile of discarded fridges in East London, in memory of a fridge mountain

'garden of light' exhibition by UK light artist Bruce Munro at Longwood Gardens in PA, USA

bruce munro: forest of light

the installation consists of 20,000 stems of light strewn along a 1 kilometre path that wind through longwood gardens, pennsylvania with fiber optics trailing along the ground, much like woodland roots.

Green freelancing and facilitation

Some thoughts after Wild Conference | Artwork Alliance

Some thoughts after Wild Conference

Some thoughts after Wild Conference | Artwork Alliance

Case Studies | Ketso kits

Case Studies | Ketso

Ketso Case Studies show the different kinds of use the Ketso kits have, from community projects and change management, to research and training.

Better place, Bristol. Info + Timeline. (Hat tip to @Kelley Bozarth)

Better place, Bristol. Info + Timeline. (Hat tip to @Kelley Bozarth)

7 Eco Friendly School Supplies! I love being green! Back To School With Camelbak

7 Eco-Friendly School Supplies For A Healthy School Year! | EarthTechling

It can be difficult to find products that meet student needs without a bunch of unnecessary toxins, but not impossible. Check out some of our eco-friendly favorites!

A New Path to Understanding Systems Thinking - The Systems Thinker

any readers will recognize this scenario: A group in your department is planning a highly complex project, but the conversations you’re hearing about it center only on immediate, individual interests and the need for short-term deliverables. A week later, the project comes to a halt because the team discovers that the initiative is negatively affecting …

Calendar Management Tip - ask yourself if you really need a meeting?

20 Brilliant Time Management Tips

Who’s actually in charge? You or your Calendar? Check out these 20 brilliant calendar management tips to tame your schedule, manage your time and take

New Sustainable Event Management (2018 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

New Sustainable Event Management (2019 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

we share a variety of green meeting ideas and walk you through how you can create green policies to further your sustainable reach.

New Sustainable Event Management (2018 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

New Sustainable Event Management (2019 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

we share a variety of green meeting ideas and walk you through how you can create green policies to further your sustainable reach.

10 Infographics to Plan Your Next Event

Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The Top News & Research in your Inbox SUBSCRIBE No secret we love infographics. Do you know what we love even more? Event infographics. Here are 10 infographics to turbo charge your event. There is something incredibly right about infographics. The delicate mix of data and visuals delivers immediate learning. Much …

Post-it® Flags, 1" x 3", Assorted Pastel Colors, 100% Recycled, 50 Flags Per Pad, Pack Of 4 Pads

Post-it® Flags, 1" x 3", Assorted Pastel Colors, 100% Recycled, 50 Flags Per Pad, Pack Of 4 Pads

New Sustainable Event Management (2018 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

New Sustainable Event Management (2019 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

we share a variety of green meeting ideas and walk you through how you can create green policies to further your sustainable reach.

Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes 5 Pack

Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes 76x76mm Bali 5 Pack

Buy Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes 76x76mm Bali 5 Pack and enjoy free 2 Hour Click and Collect. Free delivery over $55 Australia wide*. Save with Officeworks.

Sustainable Meetings Are Responsible Meetings | blog.empowermint.com #greenmeetings #eventprofs

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Sustainable Meetings Are Responsible Meetings | blog.empowermint.com #greenmeetings #eventprofs

Blu Planet meetings

Making meetings carbon-neutral with Radisson Meetings | Radisson Blu

Looking to help make your meetings or event as sustainable as possible? With Radisson Meetings, meetings and events can be 100% carbon neutral through offsetting. Discover what that entails and learn all about this new inititive on the blog.

eco action games - environmental education, behaviour change & events for all ages and abilities

workplace environmental training and eco promotional giveaways

Workplace environmental engagement, education & training. We provide innovative education products, staff training course, bespoke eco promotional giveaways

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The Maker's Bill of Rights (PDF) | Make:

If you can't open it, you don't own it.

RSA is piloting a Bread Fund where freelancers pool sick pay for fund members (This is a sustainable option because it means not feeding unethical investments)

Breadfunds: trust and the future of work - RSA

Our blog articles feature the latest ideas and thinking from our Action and Research Centre and Fellowship staff and guest bloggers. You are welcome to contribute and comment.

New Sustainable Event Management (2018 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

New Sustainable Event Management (2019 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

we share a variety of green meeting ideas and walk you through how you can create green policies to further your sustainable reach.

The CSPA

Mission The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts is a Think Tank for Sustainability in the Arts and Culture The CSPA views sustainability as the int...

London is an optimal place to save on flight emissions for holding a global conference. Can better conference location planning reduce science’s carbon footprint? | Ecography

Can better conference location planning reduce science’s carbon footprint?

The 2014 International Biogeography Meeting in Miami, FL, attracted 409 attendees from > 40 countries. Photo: K. J. Feeley. Responsible academia: Optimizing conference location to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Infographic from Logistik giving tips for event organisers to develop sustainable festival events

Experiences by Event Magazine

Latest news, strategy and insight on brand activations and experience marketing | Campaign UK powered by Event Magazine.

Giving Your #TradeShow Exhibit 'The #Green Effect'

Giving Your Trade Show Exhibit 'The Green Effect'

The infographic titled “Giving your Trade Show Exhibit “The Green Effect” aims to highlight the importance of green trade show displays. It focu

Meeting the Future: Sustainability for meetings and events | Digital Strategy & Event Marketing and Sustainability

A post from the new Blog of @michaelluehrs "Fighting Good Fight" Last month, after much discussion, review and (and re-re-review), the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) , with participation and endorsement from The Natural Step, intended to help meeting planners to create events which better align with the principles of sustainability. The idea here is that when we understand the fundamentals of sustainable development, and have context for how they apply to our day-to-day jobs, we’ll…

Humber Office of Sustainability's Greening Events and Meetings Guide

The Office of Sustainability is Launching the Sustainability Toolkit for Meetings & Events

Humber Office of Sustainability's Greening Events and Meetings Guide

The Buyerarchy of Needs - how to find what you need for your home. Borrow, Swap, Thrift, Make, THEN Buy!

The Buyerarchy of Needs

From The Story of Stuff: Katy Wolk-Stanley “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” Click HERE to follow The Non-Consumer Advocate on Twitter. Click HERE to follow The Non-Consumer Advocate on Instagram. Click HERE to join The Non-Consumer Advocate Facebook group. Click HERE to follow The Non-Consumer

New Sustainable Event Management (2018 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

New Sustainable Event Management (2019 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

we share a variety of green meeting ideas and walk you through how you can create green policies to further your sustainable reach.

Sustainability easily explained (explainity® explainer video) - YouTube

Sustainability explained (explainity® explainer video)

We often hear the words 'sustainable' and 'sustainability' in our daily lives. But what does sustainability mean? And why is it so important? explainity trie...

Recycle, Reuse

Recycle, Reuse

Festivals and events

Sarah Bird and Rowan Hoban - directors of Wild Rumpus

Sustainable festivals with Wild Rumpus

How to the festival producers Wild Rumpus keep sustainability at the heart of what they do?

Better than a balloon release

Twisted and Layered Balloons Form Eye-Popping Animal Sculptures by Masayoshi Matsumoto

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture

Balloonfest 1986

Ten or 15 minutes ahead of schedule, with rain clouds threatening, the net's anchors were released.

Milkweed Dispersal Balloons

How fireworks harm nonhuman animals

How fireworks harm nonhuman animals

Fireworks and other explosive materials affect animals who live with humans, whose reactions we can easily see. They also harm many more animals in urban and wild environments. Nonhuman animals can…

Some thoughts after Wild Conference | Artwork Alliance

Some thoughts after Wild Conference

Some thoughts after Wild Conference | Artwork Alliance

Case Studies | Ketso kits

Case Studies | Ketso

Ketso Case Studies show the different kinds of use the Ketso kits have, from community projects and change management, to research and training.

Better place, Bristol. Info + Timeline. (Hat tip to @Kelley Bozarth)

Better place, Bristol. Info + Timeline. (Hat tip to @Kelley Bozarth)

7 Eco Friendly School Supplies! I love being green! Back To School With Camelbak

7 Eco-Friendly School Supplies For A Healthy School Year! | EarthTechling

It can be difficult to find products that meet student needs without a bunch of unnecessary toxins, but not impossible. Check out some of our eco-friendly favorites!

A New Path to Understanding Systems Thinking - The Systems Thinker

any readers will recognize this scenario: A group in your department is planning a highly complex project, but the conversations you’re hearing about it center only on immediate, individual interests and the need for short-term deliverables. A week later, the project comes to a halt because the team discovers that the initiative is negatively affecting …

Calendar Management Tip - ask yourself if you really need a meeting?

20 Brilliant Time Management Tips

Who’s actually in charge? You or your Calendar? Check out these 20 brilliant calendar management tips to tame your schedule, manage your time and take

Sarah Bird and Rowan Hoban - directors of Wild Rumpus

Sustainable festivals with Wild Rumpus

How to the festival producers Wild Rumpus keep sustainability at the heart of what they do?

Twisted and Layered Balloons Form Eye-Popping Animal Sculptures by Masayoshi Matsumoto

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture

Electric Forest Festival - DTPhotoworks

Rothbury MI

Balloonfest 1986

Ten or 15 minutes ahead of schedule, with rain clouds threatening, the net's anchors were released.

Milkweed Dispersal Balloons

New Sustainable Event Management (2018 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

New Sustainable Event Management (2019 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

we share a variety of green meeting ideas and walk you through how you can create green policies to further your sustainable reach.

New Sustainable Event Management (2018 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

New Sustainable Event Management (2019 Edition): A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

we share a variety of green meeting ideas and walk you through how you can create green policies to further your sustainable reach.

10 Infographics to Plan Your Next Event

Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The Top News & Research in your Inbox SUBSCRIBE No secret we love infographics. Do you know what we love even more? Event infographics. Here are 10 infographics to turbo charge your event. There is something incredibly right about infographics. The delicate mix of data and visuals delivers immediate learning. Much …