Life Cycle Stories

it’s no secret incineration is harmful to the environment, and with only a small percentage of cardboard actually being recycled, a lot of cardboard waste contributes to this harm. My proposal for Massart is to reuse donated cardboard in their projects sourced at cardboard stations put in the design studios for free. While only a small effort against climate change, this idea is quick and easy to implement as well as donate to. #cardboard #sustainability #Massart
by Sylvia Lagor
Oil paint is typically thought to be a safe and natural material, but some ingredients like cadmium can pose serious potential risks. # sustainability # cadmium # oilpaint
by Alissa Der Kasarian
Silk is a lovely material to wear and enjoy, but the process of producing silk is unsustainable. Traditional silk is made by killing the silkworm pupae, and ending the natural life cycle of the creatures. New techniques harvest silk after the cocoons hatch into moths, which saves the pupas and allows for the cycle of silkworms to continue because the moths will lay eggs. This process is far more sustainable and moral; choose peace silk!!
by Annabelle O’Reilly
Paper is a commonly used and frequently wasted material, here are some ways artists can reduce unnecessary paper waste. #papermaking #reuse #sustainability #paperwaste
by Elias Taborda
As artists when it comes to material selection, acrylic is an easy choice. There are many color selections, it dries quickly, and there are little to no harmful fumes that acrylic omits compared to oil paint. That being said, it doesn’t make it a less toxic material since its binder is made out of petroleum (which is still technically oil). I propose that Massart adjusts its curriculum to cut down on paint usage, and instead tries experimenting with natural pigments, a healthier, eco friendly alternative to synthetic paint. #Massart #acrylicpaints #environmentalart
by Clara Lagor
We all love buying the latest and hottest trend when it comes to clothing but consider buying used and recycling your old clothing to transform it into something new! Your small contribution can create a major impact on how companies move forward when it comes to textiles! #greenfuturesforeveryone #ffastfashion #envirojustice
by Bridget Foner
Shop sustainable! Stop the fast fashion trends! You have the power to make a change. Save our planet with how you shop. #sustainability #shopsmart #shoplocal #sustainablecotton
by Emily Moughan
Know whats in your phone.
by Grace Sinclair
Switch over to using your phones/tablets/computers and other devices instead of paper! Using less paper can help reduce our carbon footprint. #SaveThePlanet #UseTech
by Katie Toth
Make sure your watercolors don’t have harmful pigments and switch to safer alternatives
watercolor #sustainability #pigment #shoplocal
by Micaela Klanchesser
Did you know that working with dry clay materials can give you Potter’s Rot? Potter’s Rot, also known as Silicosis is a form of occupational lung disease caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust. Protect your lungs, and the planet by using proper protective gear! #climatechangeandclay #ceramicssafety #pottersrot #silicasafety
by Caro Bradley
So many things you can do to yarn instead of just throwing it away! Be smart, be creative , we all are artists inside!
#yarn #textile #knitting #art #artist #recycle #creativity #DIY
by Kesha Patel
by Matt Zeleznik