Sustainable Innovation

The Land Art Generator Initiative is honoured as a top sustainable solution at Rio+20!

Sustainability legend Gro Harlem Brundtland, media guru and philanthropist Ted Turner, EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, and 150 VIP guests celebrated the first concrete outcome at Rio+20: The launch of Sustainia100.

Download / read the complete “Sustainia100” here.

One of the 100 (see pages 70-71) is titled, “ESTHETICS OF RENEWABLES” and is dedicated to the Land Art Generator Initiative project.

Gathered from 56 countries spread over six continents, Sustainia100 is a complete guide to innovative and scalable solutions instrumental in creating sustainable societies. Building on ready and available solutions only, Sustainia100 is as a tangible tool for sustainability professionals – from politicians to CEOs- dedicated to create desirable and sustainable societies.

“I am very excited and inspired by this as it makes it absolutely clear that our mission is possible. That we do have the ammunition we need to tackle this challenge. That we have what it takes to create fun and attractive societies without destroying our planet “ says Arnold Schwarzenegger, Honorary Chair of Sustainia.

Individually, the solutions represent sustainable innovation in areas such as city planning, energy, fashion, water and waste management, high-tech and transportation. Collectively, they provide a guide of the building blocks available for transforming our societies.

Sustainia100 is a cornerstone in Sustainia. A construction site for the desirable society we could live in if we implemented ready and available solutions. Developed by world-leading companies, organizations and experts in close collaboration with UN Global Compact and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s initiative Regions20, Sustainia is the first holistic introduction to the attractive sustainable future.

Sustainia100 solutions are nominees for the Sustainia Award, which honors outstanding performance within sustainability. The winner will be announced at a ceremony later this year in Copenhagen.

Calling international graduates of the visual arts working with recycled and re-used materials to enter the Creative Graduate Prize 2010!

The Creative Graduate Prize™ was founded by sustainable innovation think tank and laboratory Societás™ in 2005, in partnership with online arts platform Medium Magazine. The prize has gained a global reputation for spotting the future stars of the art world, with previous winners from as far and wide as USA, China, Japan, Singapore, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Mozambique and Canada.

This year’s jury is made up of leaders from the international creative industries known for their ability to spot the best emerging talent across the visual arts disciplines, including Yann Mathius – director of talent incubator the Design Laboratory and of online arts platform Jotta.com; Hussain Chalayan and SHOWstudio collaborator, artist and craftmaker Lone Sigurdsson, founder of WasteKnot; trend spotter and champion of female creative talent from around the world, Chauncey Zalkin, founder of What Women Make; acclaimed British artist Tessa Farmer and Creative Graduate Prize™ founders publisher of Medium Magazine Laurie Cansfield and founding director of Societás™ and NEW FRONTIERS™ Melissa Sterry.

The Creative Graduate Prize™ 2010 is supported by media partners including online arts platform Pelime, champion of graduate talent Cut Click magazine, female talent hub What Women Make and online arts platform of Central Saint Martins and the University of Arts Jotta.com. Galleries supporting the prize include amongst others Material and Lazarides.

Past winners and runners-up include amongst others New York based Japanese illustrator Yoko Furusho, British photographer David George, Dutch installation artist Florian de Visser, Polish sculptor Halina Mrozek, Canadian photographer Edith Maybin, New York photographer Carrie Schechter, Singapore digital artist Cai Jia Eng, Chinese illustrator Li Li, Cardiff filmmaker Gareth Lloyd and British artist Alex Bunn.

The theme of this year’s prize is ‘Illusion’ and the deadline has been extended from the 17th to the 31st October 2010.

Entrants should submit a piece of 2D, 3D or Linear work using recycled or reused materials.

Entries should be sent to submissions (at) mediummagazine.net (subject: CGP). Entrants must include their name, nationality, the college or university they attended and the qualification they gained (CGP is open to graduates only), the title of the work and details of the the recycled/reused materials used. The entry should be sent in the following formats: 2D – JPG, min. 72dpi / 1000pix wide; 3D – photos of work, JPG, min. 72dpi / 1000pix wide; Video – MPG, up to 12mb; Audio – MP3, up to 12mb; Text – Email or Word Doc

The Creative Graduate™ 2010 prize includes: a Key-2 Luxury keyring; a feature in Medium Magazine; a feature in Jotta.com magazine and press coverage across our media partners.

To find out more about the prize drop by the Creative Graduate Prize™ pages on Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/cgprize ), MySpace ( http://www.myspace.com/creativegraduateprize ) and IQONS ( http://www.iqons.com/cgp ). If you’d like to support the prize drop us a line or download the prize media pack on MediumMagazine.net.

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