There are a few good opportunities this week to get involved within the Sustainable Living  community.

eBay is offering a Survey focused on small business eco practices.

Each survey respondent will be entered into a drawing to:

  • Win one of three $1,000 Visa gift cards.*
  • Win a FREE one-year Associate Membership in Green America’s Green Business Network, with special members-only discount programs, networking and green market information.
  • Win a custom report identifying your top three opportunities for increasing sales and reducing operating expenses.

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/540628/Small-Business-and-Sustainability-FINAL/?source=EBAY

 

 

THE Sustainable Living Roadshow (SLR) is seeking artists to develop educational eco-art projects for the next phase of our Solutionary Showcase, a hands-on exhibition of demonstration stations and DIY projects that empower people with important knowledge, ideas, and creative tools to integrate sustainability into their lives.  This curated area features interactive exhibits, showcases and booths as well as informational posters with statistics and solutions that accompany all the installations.

Here is the full info:

Grants for Artists :

Sustainable Living Roadshow’s

Solutionary Showcase

 

Time frame:

Proposal Due to SLR  6/27/11,

Grant Award Announced 7/1/11

Project Completed by 7/22/11

 

Grants Awarded:

(2) projects under $300

(2) projects under $750

(2) projects under $1500

(1) project under $2000

 

Sustainable Living Roadshow (SLR) is seeking artists to develop educational eco-art projects for the next phase of our Solutionary Showcase, a hands-on exhibition of demonstration stations and DIY projects that empower people with important knowledge, ideas, and creative tools to integrate sustainability into their lives.  This curated area features interactive exhibits, showcases and booths as well as informational posters with statistics and solutions that accompany all the installations.

This work of art will travel nationally to music festivals, street fairs, farmers markets and universities and community colleges to increase awareness of solutions to current global issues.  The artist is not expected to bring their piece on tour, but will contribute their work to the Solutionary Showcase so SLR can tour it around the country as part of  SLR’s educational campaign. Already existing artworks that fulfill the criteria will also be considered.

Materials used for these exhibits should primarily be made of reclaimed, recycled or reused materials.  This artwork must educate the public about issues and solutions in a range of topics:  from renewable energy (solar, wind, bike, etc) to urban gardening, grey-water systems to rainwater harvesting, as well as GMO vs organic – and much more.  Our current tour theme is the Right2Know and we are seeking exhibits that encourage the public’s right to know about a range of issues including:

  • Genetically Modified Organism labeling
  • US govt spending for military vs education, health-care, social service.
  • The truths about organic vs non-organic materials in clothing industry
  • We need Label Info – get to know your labels – Fairtrade, Organic, B corp,
  • Tax cuts and Campaign donation for corporations
  • Proposed ocean levels rising and time-tables.
  • Health of ocean fisheries, sustainable fishing.
  • Plastic Garbage Gyres in the Oceans
  • The waste produced in the US per person vs the rest of the world – this could also be applied to energy consumption.

How to Apply

Proposals must be received by SLR no later than 5:00pm Monday, June 27th, 2011.  Please submit a proposal outlining your project and be sure to address the requested information and questions below. Be sure to include any sketches, photos or any other supplemental materials that will best highlight your design concept.

Applicant Information

Name

Organization

Mailing Address

Daytime Phone

Email Address

Website

Project Information

  1. Project Description. Summarize the proposed project in the space provided. Address the following: What will you create? Does your project have an interactive element as part of the finished product? What materials will you use? (Please remember materials should be predominantly recycled, reused, or salvaged)
  1. Project Realization. Summarize integral elements of the project’s realization.
  1. Project Experience. Summarize your previous experience and role working on similar projects.
  1. Accomplishments. What are your accomplishments? List relevant accomplishments/projects and corresponding websites or other resources. Please detail the qualifications and/or accomplishments of key artists participating
  1. Project Expenses.
  1. Submit the proposal as an attachment with an email by 5:00pm MON June 27th, 2011 to: solutionaryshowcase@sustainablelivingroadshow.org

Submit any supplemental materials that cannot be sent online

(also due 5:00pm MON June 27th, 2011) to:

Sustainable Living Roadshow

Attn: Solutionary Showcase Applications

P.O. Box 8532

Oakland, CA, 94608

  1. If you have questions, please send an email to:solutionaryshowcase@sustainablelivingroadshow.org

Sustainable Living Roadshow

Sustainable Living Roadshow (SLR) is a caravan of educators and entertainers who tour the country in a fleet of renewable fuel vehicles to empower communities and individuals to utilize sustainable living strategies for a healthier planet. Visiting k-12 schools, university campuses and community festivals across the United States, the caravan sets up off-the-grid eco-carnivals with experiential learning villages, featuring workshops, speakers, and entertainment. http://www.sustainablelivingroadshow.org/

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