Celebrate Spring and Earth Day all month long with “Yes to Trees”!

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

 

Support the environment while adding some fresh art to your home by purchasing this poster* I made for “Vote the Environment“- a campaign sponsored by Patagonia, the Creative Action Network and the Canary Project.

It fits into a standard 12″ x 12″ or 16″ x 16″ frame, and can be purchased for as low as 22$.

So, buy a poster,* spread the word, and, think about the planet when you vote to choose your candidate for the Presidency!

* 30% of profits from sales will go towards supporting the project, 30% to HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy, and 40% to me.

“Yes on Trees” Poster for Patagonia’s Vote the Environment Campaign

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Last week (Sept. 21, 2014 – Sept., 27, 2014) was a big one for addressing Climate Change –

Sept., 21, 2014: Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to draw attention to the greatest threat facing life on earth. It was the biggest climate march in history.

Sept., 23, 2014: Hundreds of leaders and activists participated in the UN Climate Summit at New York to address climate change.

Sept., 25, 2014: President Obama created the largest marine reserve on the planet.

Sept., 22, 2014: Amidst all these encouraging signs of bringing attention to Climate Change, I submitted a design for Patagonia’s Vote the Environment campaign that is being run in conjunction with:
Creative Action Network (a great organization that uses art to highlight and raise funds to support social and environmental justice issues) and
The Canary Project (which, uses art and media to deepen public understanding of the impacts of climate change)

It is available for sale through the C.A.N. website By buying my poster, you will be supporting a great cause.

Simply put, the “Vote the Environment” campaign encourages voting as an empowering action that we can all take to secure the health of our planet and future generations by supporting “candidates who will push hard for clean, renewable energy, restore clean water and air” and “act on behalf of the future and the planet.”

I feel honored to be part of a brand that has always been close to my heart and at the forefront of corporate and environmental responsibility. Patagonia has been making sustainably sourced products that will actually last through years of whatever you put them through. Believe me! My Patagonia fleece (made out of post consumer recycled plastic soda bottles) is still going strong after more than ten years of constant use.

30% of profits from sales will go towards supporting the project, 30% to HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy, and 40% to the artist.

So, buy a poster, spread the word, and, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, take the planet into the voting booth!

My Dream Home

http://my99post.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/a-shipping-container-costs-about-2000.html

I keep telling my husband, especially, given our training as architects, that we can build our dream home within our modest means using shipping containers. I first thought about it 10 years ago, when I was working as a sustainable building design consultant at  Architectural Energy Corporation. In fact, I would want to live in a container home even if we had a lot of money. Why? Because it’s a sustainable design choice, and, if done right, so damn-cool! Of course, there is the problem of money when it comes to buying land in the Bay Area – but we will… some day buy a piece of land that no one wants to buy – and then build this container home I have living inside my head! In the meantime, enjoy these photos of what other people have done with container homes!

Container Home. Source:http://my99post.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/a-shipping-container-costs-about-2000.html
Container Home. Source:http://my99post.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/a-shipping-container-costs-about-2000.html
http://my99post.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/a-shipping-container-costs-about-2000.html
http://my99post.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/a-shipping-container-costs-about-2000.html

More info @ http://my99post.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/a-shipping-container-costs-about-2000.html

How A Used Carton Is Solving Rural Indian Schools’ Biggest Problem – In Less Than Rs. 10 (i.e. for less than 20 cents)!

Desks made out of used cardboard boxes. Source: Dornob.com. Sponsored by Aarambh.com. 2014.

Source: This video was originally posted by DDB Worldwide at The Better India. 2014.

This story just teared me up – brilliant design for a social cause. Aarambh came up with a unique design to solve one of India’s big problems – furniture for schools. Some critics of the design say its neither going to last, nor is it going to stay dry during the monsoons. As for longevity, I think we can just replace them with more DISCARDED cardboard boxes. As for the rains, I have no doubt that the designers will come up with a way to repurpose the gazillion plastic bags trashed on our pavements, to make these water-proof.

Desks made out of used cardboard boxes. Source: Dornob.com. Sponsored by Aarambh.com. 2014.
Desks made out of used cardboard boxes. Source: Dornob.com. Sponsored by Aarambh.com. 2014.