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Tag: sustainability

Styrofoam cup cloud #whoa

A picture I’m sure I can use if I want to talk about consumerism, waste, and our climate.

Plus, whoa…

By Tara Donovan via My Modern Met.

Alessandro Gottardo strangely compelling images: sweet, and in these cases, a little sciencey

Here’s a few great illustrations that could segue into discussions on green roofs and space programs.

By Alessandro Gottardo via My Modern Met.

Urban city landscapes “peeled” from the Earth.

Lovely concept used primarily to metaphorically show how searching through directories sometimes leads to that one thing that you wanted to find. For me, this image might fit into the idea of urban density or maybe even eco-footprint discussions.

By FP7/BAH advertising agency for Batelco, a Bahrain telecommunications company (via My Modern Met)

Wouldn’t it be great if Richard Scarry was still around to do a new Busytown book on science or sustainability?

A while back, I was playing with my kids and having fun with the Find Lowly Worm game that seems to be a rite of passage when looking through a Richard Scarry picture book.

Anyway, in our edition of “What Do People Do All Day?” I was amused by a substantial 4 page spread about coal as a source of energy (titled Digging coal to make electricity work for us). I guess it got me thinking that wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a similar children’s book produced that can have the same degree of cultural prevalence, but also includes graphics looking at energy alternatives like wind, solar, wave, hydro, nuclear, etc. In essense, a Busytown book that focuses on concepts of sustainability or maybe even technology in general, where rapport can be continually fostered with analogous Lowly Worm type traditions.

I would soooo buy that book, if only because those kind of slides would rock in a slideshow. Anyway, check out the spreads below:

Ironic that one of more obvious graphic elements is the billowing smoke from the barbeque on the right… (click here for larger shot)

Space required to transport 60 people. Bicycles FTW!

Great graphic from the City of Muenster; Germany’s bicycle capital. Yes, yes, we can wax rhetoric about the fact that four people can fit in a single car – but really now, how often does that actually happen?

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