Pictures are Worth 1,000 Words- Lexicon of Sustainability!

Though there is no shortage of interesting furniture pieces to capture one’s attention when walking into Environment Furniture in NYC’s Noho neighborhood. However, the real draw at the final event of Human Impacts Institute’s 10 Days of Climate Action 2013 was the inspirational photo exhibit by Lexicon of Sustainability on display throughout the store. As you wandered throughout Environment Furniture, sipping wine and munching cheese or almonds, it was easy to lose yourself in the intriguing photos that told the stories of different individuals or groups around the world who are doing amazing work in the fight for the environment.

A few memorable posters featured an organic farmer in California named Rick whos farm of diverse crops mark a stark contrast to his neighbor’s monoculture farm; a pair of salmon counters who spend the summer in the Alaskan wilderness monitoring salmon population; and a group in California that trains aspiring farmers and farm workers in the art of organic farming, or “reconvertido profesionalmente en la agricultura” to be green collar workers.

Overall, Lexicon of Sustainability’s project Lexicon of Sustainability (organization and art piece have same name) was a wonderful addition to the diverse and engaging events that made up this year’s 10 Days of Climate Action. It was a great way to close the series before the 2013 Climate Action Awards.

By Rose Bowen, Environmental Leadership Intern

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