Sunday, June 06, 2010


There are so many reasons to choose a plant-based diet, but maybe one of the biggest for most people is ethics and an overwhelming concern for our natural environment. The choice to eat less meat or no meat at all really goes hand-in-hand with a desire to actively care more about Earth and all creatures on it. For some of us, that desire was sudden — like a wake-up call. For others, it has always been there. But awareness of Earth’s environmental troubles and the concept of sustainable cooking, dining, shopping and living wouldn’t go far without those who call attention to these issues and provide forums for discussion and education. For nine weeks, The Society of Illustrators in New York City is doing a wonderful job of bringing environmental concerns to light.

EARTH: Fragile Planet is an exhibit that allows 120 accomplished illustrators worldwide to share their personal views about the state of our planet and the environment. The Society states, it hopes that through the exhibit the field of illustration will help contribute to social and ecological consciousness:

The goal of illustration is to elicit an emotional response from the viewer that will change the way they see the world and hopefully inspire some to become more active in effecting change for a better world… With such powerful and inspiring art, the Society hopes to build awareness, bring people to action and help make a difference.

A powerful message!

The opening reception for EARTH: Fragile Planet was held on Friday, June 4 and the exhibit will be running through July 31, 2010. To learn more, visit The Society of Illustrators.

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