For the Eco Modernist: Global Warming, the Rug. [Greenupgrader.com

Via on Dec 26, 2008

First there was VP Gore’s Inconvenient Truth. Then, Hurricane Katrina…and now, just a few years later, the Green movement has taken off—making solar, wind, Whole Foods, reusable shopping bags and programmable thermostats all the eco rage. But…something was missing.

Enter Global Warming: The Rug.

I’m not kidding. This 100% wool rug is made far away, so buying it and getting it shipped all this way might not be the most eco-responsible thing to do…still, it serves as a great, stylish, simple, ominous reminder of the climate change we—you and you and you and you and I—are causing, even now.

It’s gorgeous—and, however green it is or isn’t, it certainly serves as a powerful, cool, evocative reminder of the changes our consuming and polluting ways are working upon our own ecosystem.

“Following the age-old tradition of using rugs as a means for communication and a cultural record, NEL is portraying global warming in a scene that invites us to reflect on our impact on today’s world.”

For more, go to Greenupgrader: click here.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “For the Eco Modernist: Global Warming, the Rug. [Greenupgrader.com”

  1. Peggy says:

    I love Waylon. He's so amazing. I loooove Waylon.

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