Street Symphony is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that “places music at the center of social justice.” It does this by bringing together musicians and individuals living with homelessness and incarceration, who also often struggle with mental and physical illness and addiction. This endeavor was founded by Los Angeles Philharmonic Violinist Vijay Gupta and the musicians who participate are both world-class and burgeoning local professionals. … STREET SYMPHONY UNITES, HEALS DISENFRANCHISED LA COMMUNITIES WITH MUSIC
If you’re the type of person who fantasizes about building their own home, perhaps of the domed variety, you may want to consider using AirCrete. DomeGaia, a company which specializes in DIY domes, aims to make AirCrete, AKA aerated, foam or cellular concrete, accessible and manageable for anyone. … AIRCRETE DOMES ARE LOVELY DIY HOMES
Street art is often used as a powerful visual communication tool between artist and society. Through the Audubon Mural Project, the National Audubon Society and Gitler &____Gallery have teamed up with a band of talented artists to create a series of murals depicting climate-threatened birds.
The National Audubon Society strives to protect and advocate for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Gitler &_____ Gallery, owned by Avi Gitler, showcases rising artists, “original craftsmen and visionaries” in their gallery space and also in pop-up galleries throughout the city. … DIVERSE MURALS IN NEW YORK CITY HONOR AMERICAN BIRDS
Many people are drawn to the places where the land meets the water. Our planet is over 70 percent water and our bodies over 60 percent, so feeling innately connected to this element kind of makes sense. The vast, moving bodies of water that we can encounter at beaches, cushioned by warm sandy beds, are particularly soothing to some. Scientists, sociologists and psychologists have long studied why. … GET TO THE BEACH – IT’S GOOD FOR YOU!
Vertical forests and farms are green spaces in which plants grown in stacked layers instead of horizontal rows. They increase urban plant biodiversity while decreasing sprawl (by growing up instead of out). … URBAN PLANTS GROW UP: VERTICAL FORESTS AND FARMS
Did you know that there are many dolphins living nearby, in the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay? Researchers from the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project (PCDP) have set out to better understand them. Dolphins have been sighted in the Potomac as far back as the 1800s and as far north as DC but many people are still unaware of their local presence. … GEORGETOWN’S PCDP RESEARCHES POTOMAC DOLPHINS
Farm-to-table business models allow customers to enjoy meals created with locally sourced, fresh ingredients. While in the strictest sense of the term, farm-to-table eating happens on a farm itself, farm-to-table, farm-to-fork and even farm-to-school or –hospital movements focus on serving food from farms in the nearby vicinity of the kitchen, often within a 100 mile radius.