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    What happened to nature?
    How to stay in touch with our biological origins in a world devoid of nature? The majestic nature that once inspired poets, painters and...

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    I. Refreshments
    Project: What happened to nature?

    You Be The Judge: The Critique

    • In the past three decades, one-third of the planet’s natural resources base have been consumed.
    • In the United States, we have less than 4% of our original forests left.
    • Forty percent of waterways in the US have become undrinkable.
    • The U.S.has 5% of the world’s population but consumes 30% of the world’s resources and creates 30% of the world’s waste.
    • If everybody consumed at U.S. rates, we would need 3 to 5 planets.
    • There are over 100,000 synthetic chemicals in commerce today.
    • Only a handful of synthetic chemicals have even been tested for human health impacts and NONE have been tested for synergistic health impacts.
    • In the U.S., industry admits to releasing over 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals a year.
    • The average U.S. person now consumes twice as much as they did 50 years ago.
    • We each see more advertisements in one year than a people 50 years ago saw in a lifetime.
    • In the U.S. our national happiness peaked sometime in the 1950s.
    • In the U.S., we spend 3–4 times as many hours shopping as our counterparts in Europe do.
    • Average U.S. house size has doubled since the 1970s.
    • Each person in the United States makes 4 1/2 pounds of garbage a day. That is twice what we each made thirty years ago.
    • For every one garbage can of waste you put out on the curb, 70 garbage cans of waste were made upstream to make the junk in that one garbage can you put out on the curb.

    ~ Fact Sheet ~

    I think at this point in our history we really have to conceive of the notion that the concept of 'away' has gone away; that the earth is a limited sphere... Seeing the world as a full place makes you realise that there’s no such thing as 'away'.

    ~ William McDonough, Green Design ~

    Plastic Cups (from Chris Jordan's Running The Numbers)

    Depicts one million plastic cups, the number used on airline flights in the US every six hours.

    This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming.

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