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and U.S. 41 in North Naples. The Eco-Extravaganza is part of the worldwide 10/10/10 Global Work Party orchestrated by the international nonprofit organization, Author of the recently published book, Earth, Bill McKibben founded the organization to focus attention on the excess and harmful levels of carbon (CO2) being emitted into the atmosphere and the negative effect this is wreaking on our climate. The event will take place from 10am-4pm with a “Green Drinks” after-party .

Scientists agree that carbon emissions at the rate of 350 parts per million (ppm) would not be quite as detrimental to the

environment and meteorological conditions as the constantly rising current level of 392 ppm. Today, CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are increasing as a direct result of human activities such as manufacturing and the burning of fossil fuels.

creations as part of the many eco-activities, programs and actions in the 10/10/10 “U Gotta Go Green” Eco-Extravaganza. By utilizing already present resources, they are helping to offset some of the adverse effects of carbon emissions created by production of mate- rials. These artists are recycling items that otherwise might end up in landfills by integrating them into their artwork in creative and transformational ways. It's an inspiration to find new uses for old materials and produce less waste and save energy. Some of these innovative artists include:

Many local artists will be exhibiting their inspirational eco-art Heidi Saletko Heidi transforms palm fronds and other parts of palm tree leaves

Charles Goings

admired piece of art. Cynthia &


Judy Seeger

into whimsical animal, reptile and fish creations. She enjoys mak- ing animals out of nature, being able to recycle, and creating art out- side. “Recycling is so important,” says Heidi. Charles creates exquisitely designed, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind

furniture, utilizing reclaimed wood and other recycled natural ma- terials. Each piece is painstakingly crafted with an aesthetic that results not only in a functional piece of furniture, but also a truly This husband and wife team creates beautifully woven “rag” rugs

Phil Bauer

made from 100% post-consumer recycled rag weft and new cotton warp. They buy by the pound rugs that are on their last stop before the landfill. The Bauers prefer to use old bed linens with multiple color choices, brightly colored shirts, skirts and other fabric from clothing apparel.

Robin Denman Juliet Araujo Robin’s beautiful streamers are moving art, always changing and

On Sunday, October 10, 2010, a history-making green event will be held at the Mercato on Vanderbilt Beach Road

Andrexler creates his rustic sculptures and intricate assemblages primarily consisting of materials rescued from our local roadways. Through his art, Ken’s mission is to send a message of responsibil- ity for road safety and earth stewardship with the goal of engaging others in making Naples the cleanest city on earth.

Litter, junk, garbage, debris… it’s the fodder from which Ken

cycled materials as possible in her one-of-a-kind, earth-friendly, wearable textile art and accessories. By remaking old, used items into fashion statements, she is making a difference in the world by saving resources as well as saving the energy used to make those materials. Her work is currently on display in Cottage #1 at Riverside Park Historic Artist’s Cottages in Bonita Springs.

Judy, owner of Jungle Judy's, is committed to using as many re-

responding harmoniously to the environmental conditions sur- rounding them.

unique, utilizing 100% top quality silk, constantly evolving earth- friendly materials, and found object embellishments.

Each streamer is hand-crafted, hand-dyed and Juliet’s mixed media creations, sometimes lyrical, sometimes

haunting, are inspired by major passages of life including birth, childhood, coming of age, marriage, motherhood, illness, religious experience, old age and death. Integrating a myriad of reclaimed, recycled and found materials, Juliet’s sometimes cryptic expres- sions are filled with deeply meaningful symbolism.

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