Moe Beitiks

 

Meghan Beitiks (Moe for short) was originally turned on to the concept of sustainability while studying site-specific theatre on a Fulbright scholarship in Latvia. She spent the following years immersing herself in the worlds of organic farming and recycled veggie oil fuels by working on a farm in Oklahoma and driving across the country in a grease-powered veggie bus. Since then she's sought every opportunity to combine her passions for ecology and the arts. She is currently pursuing an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Moe Beitiks
COP16: Photo Exhibits Issue Call to Protect Mexico’s Natural Beauty

COP16: Photo Exhibits Issue Call to Protect Mexico’s Natural Beauty

There are mountains and caverns and food and faces. There are flamingos and shoots and smiles. Of all the photos on display, two exhibitions take place at the Climate Change Village, set up in

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COP16: Images of Climate Catastrophe the Center of Cancun

COP16: Images of Climate Catastrophe the Center of Cancun

Each panel is free-standing, with images on either side, and text in English, Spanish and French. They're arranged in a semi-circle around a central square downtown. Rather than disrupting the

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COP16: A Mayan Pyramid Built From Recycled Boxes and Hope

COP16: A Mayan Pyramid Built From Recycled Boxes and Hope

Inhabitat was on the scene yesterday at COP16 when tcktcktck, a global network of NGOs, pieced together this colorful Mayan pyramid. Sure, it's made from recycled boxes, but this cardboard

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Le Truc’s Bustaurant Serves Up Cuisine On a Re-purposed Bus

Le Truc’s Bustaurant Serves Up Cuisine On a Re-purposed Bus

Forget about dining inside a fancy restaurant, nowadays it seems like all the good Bay Area food is being served up on wheels. With the Street Food Festival in full swing, and a fleet of gourmet

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COP16: Posters Depicting Designers’ Messages of Climate Change

COP16: Posters Depicting Designers’ Messages of Climate Change

If a picture is worth a thousand words, there's a whole lot of talking going on right now at the Eleventh Annual Poster Biennial of Mexico. "Disenyadores por la tierra," (Designers for the

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COP16: Reporting from Day 1 of the Climate Talks in Cancun

COP16: Reporting from Day 1 of the Climate Talks in Cancun

This morning marked the start of the much anticipated COP16 climate talks in Cancun and we've been on the scene scoping out what the general outlook is as the world's leaders prepare to once

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Submit 5 Ideas on How to Green Transportation and Win a Bike!

Submit 5 Ideas on How to Green Transportation and Win a Bike!

In 1961, writer, sociologist, and intellectual activist Paul Goodman put together a plan to ban cars in Manhattan, and today his supporters, are challenging you to do just the same. In support

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Incredible Buildings Made Entirely Out of Ledger Paper

Incredible Buildings Made Entirely Out of Ledger Paper

The digital age has made paper ledgers go the way of . . . notaries. Still, remnants of our paper-bound, yellow-gridded past persist. Jill Sylvia has decided to rejuvenate ledger paper -- not by

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“Growing Cities” Transform Your Furnishings Into Farms

“Growing Cities” Transform Your Furnishings Into Farms

We've seen Farm Fountains, and the idea of fish-waste-into-fertilizer has inspired many a green design. But Growing Cities is on a mission to grow crops in every corner and nook of available

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Artist Ben Wilson Uses Old Chewing Gum to Beautify Sidewalks

Artist Ben Wilson Uses Old Chewing Gum to Beautify Sidewalks

Mr. Wilson has been featured on BBC and a variety of other British media outlets for his meticulous works on chewing gum. Once he's set his sights on a sidewalk, he doesn't pass up a potential

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Giant Pink Recycled Plastic Snails Will Invade Miami!

Giant Pink Recycled Plastic Snails Will Invade Miami!

These eight-foot pink snails will claim Miami on November 19th - not because they want to take over the Earth, but because they're an installation by the Cracking Art Group and Galleria

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Burned Down Building Transformed Into Intricate Art Space

Burned Down Building Transformed Into Intricate Art Space

This room of carefully stacked wood wasn't built by creative urban beavers - it's an art installation made up of the outer timber of the surrounding crumbling house. The site is one of many

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Creepy Skull Sculptures Rise from Dead Skateboards

Creepy Skull Sculptures Rise from Dead Skateboards

More frightening than those bruises or arthritis, your old skateboards have come back to haunt you. Carved by designer Beto Janz, these creepy heads mysteriously started to appear around the

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Giant Banana Wall Ripens With a Message of Profound Flavor

Giant Banana Wall Ripens With a Message of Profound Flavor

Graphic designer and artist Stefan Sagmeister is communicating a serious life lesson through an unlikely medium: bananas! Set in patterns of green, yellow and brown, Sagmeister created his

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DIY (Drink-It-Yourself) Xylophone Made From Beer Bottles!

DIY (Drink-It-Yourself) Xylophone Made From Beer Bottles!

Of the things that you could do with beer bottles, this has got to be one of the most glorious. Designer Sam Gensburg has created this special packaging for beer bottles -- in this example, the

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Incredible Baskets Inspired By Weather Patterns

Incredible Baskets Inspired By Weather Patterns

When newspapers began printing color graphs, it was a revelation - color and form, shade and nuance, these small adjustments made the information more digestible. Now artist Nathalie Miebach has

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Stunning Assemblages Made from Abandoned Houses

Stunning Assemblages Made from Abandoned Houses

It's no secret that artists thrive in abandoned spaces. Spotted at the recent Beyond/In Western NY Biennial in Buffalo, New York, one exhibit at the event featured a number of artists who

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Stunning Chandelier Features Dandelion-Encased LEDs

Stunning Chandelier Features Dandelion-Encased LEDs

At one time or another, many of use can recall plucking a dandelion from the Earth and blowing its delicate florets to the wind with a wish in mind. Enchanted by this wonder-filled aesthetic and

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Conflux Festival 2010 Explores the Urban Environment of NYC

Conflux Festival 2010 Explores the Urban Environment of NYC

This past weekend the Conflux Festival kicked off another exciting series of site-specific workshops, performances, lectures, and installations that challenged New Yorkers to rethink our urban

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Fascinating Sculptures Made from Recycled Typewriter Parts

Fascinating Sculptures Made from Recycled Typewriter Parts

Surprisingly, Mayer does not solder, glue, weld, or use other chemical bonds to create these metal sculptures - all of the joinery is done through "cold assembly." Certainly imaginative, his

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The Best Green Designs From West Coast Green Day 2

The Best Green Designs From West Coast Green Day 2

There were several of these attractive chicken coops by "Rustic Coops" posted throughout West Coast Green. It's great to see a project take the character of its materials (i.e. the "rusticity"

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Monsoon Arsenal: Art Garden is an Explosion of Native Plants

Monsoon Arsenal: Art Garden is an Explosion of Native Plants

This ominous patch of earth may look like a series of hazardous orange cones, but fear not -- this bomb went off long ago. It's a slowly exploding artwork called Monsoon Arsenal, created out of

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Bus Roots: Green Roofed Bus is a Garden That Goes

Bus Roots: Green Roofed Bus is a Garden That Goes

Fans of the WHO Farm Project and other crazy green bus projects will enjoy Bus Roots, a green roof system designed for buses by Marco Castro Cosio. Ethereally speaking, it grounds the urban,

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Street Swings Are a Great Way to Spruce Up Sidewalks

Street Swings Are a Great Way to Spruce Up Sidewalks

You know what the problem with sidewalks is? Aside from the concrete, it's that they're boring. Seeking to add some life to the drab grey pedestrian paths, artists Akay and Peter went around

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DIY Creations Race the Tracks of the San Jose Biennial Green Prix

DIY Creations Race the Tracks of the San Jose Biennial Green Prix

Even with all the groaning over the often exorbitant costs of purchasing a new eco-ride, there are still more than a handful of people excited about eco-friendly alternatives in

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Compostable Sculptures: Human Forms Sprout from Wheatgrass

Compostable Sculptures: Human Forms Sprout from Wheatgrass

"We are one with the earth"  - what a tired phrase. But leave it to an enterprising artist to effectively undo that cliché. Mathilde Roussel Giraudy has created a series of soil sculptures,

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LEED Certified Forest City Opens This Week in SF’s Presidio

LEED Certified Forest City Opens This Week in SF’s Presidio

The Presidio is a kind of unique beast: once an army base, now a national park. Its managing foundation, The Presidio Trust, has been federally funded since its inception, but that funding has

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Amazing Skulls Made from Carefully Carved Pieces of Fruit

Amazing Skulls Made from Carefully Carved Pieces of Fruit

Artist Dimitri Tsykalov has created an incredible series of skulls by carefully carving away at common pieces of fruit. Marked by an aesthetic reminiscent of Dia de Los Muertos, these handheld

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Fishbowl Faucet Encourages Water Conservation – Or Else

Fishbowl Faucet Encourages Water Conservation – Or Else

So you're a conservationist, eh? Can you prove it? Can you stop washing your hands before this fish runs out of water? For his appropriately titled Poor Little Fishbowl Sink, designer Yan Lu

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Incredible Cardboard Cameras by Kiel Johnson

Incredible Cardboard Cameras by Kiel Johnson

Artist Kiel Johnson has used common cardboard to meticulously re-create an incredible collection of old-school cameras -- from the Instamatic to the Polaroid to the Hi-8. Johnson's obsession

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