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.

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Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

As part of last month's Architecture and the City Festival GOOD magazine took it upon themselves to match San Francisco civic leaders with well-respected designers to attack city problems

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Used Wine Crates Make Glowing Light Boxes

Used Wine Crates Make Glowing Light Boxes

Wine makes the whole world more beautiful. Seriously, can you argue otherwise, given wine bottle cheese boards, used cork accoutrement -- and now, these stunning light boxes from artist Tracey

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GREEN RANT: Lame Eco-Art

GREEN RANT: Lame Eco-Art

So, by this point, I think it's pretty clear that we, the humans, have messed up on a pretty grand scale. You don't need me to read you the stats again. We need several more planets. We make and

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Antarctic Icebergs Make Their Own Art

Antarctic Icebergs Make Their Own Art

Stunning, no? Apparently some icebergs have stripes, and it's not the result of Photoshop or internet pranks or penguin sledding or any outside manipulation. You might have seen these shots in

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Watershed: Recycled Bottle Eco Art Hits Age of Stupid Premier

Watershed: Recycled Bottle Eco Art Hits Age of Stupid Premier

Only 14% of plastic water bottles are recycled, and Americans add 30 million PET water bottles to landfills every day! Design firm MSLK has made its statement about plastic bottle use with

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Conflux Festival is this weekend!

Conflux Festival is this weekend!

It's remix-the-city-time: the Conflux Festival is back. This annual NYC-based festival of psychogeography promises some great urban tinkering, featuring the work of several artists we've

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Environmental Art at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

Environmental Art at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

If you're in the Bay Area and want to catch a glimpse of some on-point environmental artwork, head out to Swarm Gallery this weekend (hey, the Bay Bridge is back open, right?). On display at the

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Interspecies: Artists collaborating with animals

Interspecies: Artists collaborating with animals

Making art with animals. Making art with animals? Not animals tacked on walls. Not animals stuffed with cotton. Animals as co-creators, as collaborators. Really? Interspecies says: Yes. It's a

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Collectively GRASP, Eco Art Gallery, Releases Its Hold On SF

Collectively GRASP, Eco Art Gallery, Releases Its Hold On SF

This Saturday, join environmental art gallery Collectively GRASP for its closing reception. After more than a year of exhibiting eco-art, gallery Owner/Director Aileen Meehan will be closing the

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Music From a Tree: Diego Stocco Creates Musical Jams With Nature

Music From a Tree: Diego Stocco Creates Musical Jams With Nature

Nature as artistic collaborator: we've seen it in the performance paintings of Olly and Suzie, in the sculptural rock-stackings of Zach Pine and Andy Goldsworthy, and in the plein-air tree

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Futuristic Designs Protect SF Bay From Rising Tides

Futuristic Designs Protect SF Bay From Rising Tides

In the San Francisco Bay, water levels may rise 55 inches over the next 100 years. That doesn't sound like much initially, but around the coastline, that makes a huge impact. High water levels

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Carhenge: Scrap Vehicles Replicate Prehistoric Monument

Carhenge: Scrap Vehicles Replicate Prehistoric Monument

When Stonehedge was created, its builders used stones — making the space all about stone and light. Cycles and spirits. Seasons and sacrifice. Today, the “beings”

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2009 Prix Pictet Environmental Photography Shortlist Announced

2009 Prix Pictet Environmental Photography Shortlist Announced

Although its name implies tongue twisters or dancing dwarfs, Prix Pictet is a distinguished international photography award for artists focused on environmental sustainability and has just

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Recycled Trash Robots Lay Waste to the Earth!

Recycled Trash Robots Lay Waste to the Earth!

Artist Brandon Jan Blommaert has stunned us with his virtual trash sculptures. In a gorgeous series of images, junk-crafted megafauna roam the mountaintops and landscapes of our planet, picking

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NYC ART TOMORROW: Burning Ice by Chin Chih Yang

NYC ART TOMORROW: Burning Ice by Chin Chih Yang

Melting ice: it's the metaphor of our age. Here on Inhabitat, we've seen melting penguins, melting furniture, and melting little men. In case you missed theses visuals of climate change, in case

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The Cloud Project Makes Clouds that Snow Ice Cream!

The Cloud Project Makes Clouds that Snow Ice Cream!

cloud-seeding technology, artists Zoe Papadopulou and Cat Kramer are making the discussion of climate control fun and engaging. The artists’ project, called the The Cloud Project, uses a

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Porta Hedge: Mobile Artificial Hedge

Porta Hedge: Mobile Artificial Hedge

Camouflaged in recycled artificial Christmas trees and powered by solar panels, the Porta Hedge is a lean, green dystopian  machine. Conceived by Justin Shull, the mobile unit is a playful and

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Solar-Powered Night Garden in Jerusalem

Solar-Powered Night Garden in Jerusalem

My favorite part of Disneyland was always the Main Street Electrical Parade. It seems gluttonous now: a procession of mechanized floats, covered in rainbow light bulbs, all buzzing and twinkling

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Coco Hut: An Outdoor Shed Made of Scrap Wood

Coco Hut: An Outdoor Shed Made of Scrap Wood

What do you do if you love treehouses like us, but don't have a tree to build on? Netherlands-based designer Gert Eussen may have a solution with his Coco-Hut, a cozy and round hut made of scrap

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The Invisible Tree Museum at the Bronx Grand Concourse

The Invisible Tree Museum at the Bronx Grand Concourse

It's a picture of a tree. Yes. Okay. But this tree has a phone number. If you call this tree it will tell you stories of the neighborhood. It will talk about the Bronx Grand Concourse, about

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Traffic Jam Art Installation Staged in the Mountains

Traffic Jam Art Installation Staged in the Mountains

It's all about context. Meal with friends: normal. Meal with food gathered in a one mile radius: art. Traffic jam on highway: normal (and boring). Traffic jam in the Spanish mountains: art (and

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Mosstika Moss Graffiti Brings Greenery to the Concrete Jungle

Mosstika Moss Graffiti Brings Greenery to the Concrete Jungle

When it comes to eco-art, it doesn't get much better than Edina Tokodi's awesome green graffiti made from living moss. Inhabitat has been following artist Edina Tokodi and her tongue-in-cheek

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ECO ART: Aurora Robson Recycled Plastic Sculptures

ECO ART: Aurora Robson Recycled Plastic Sculptures

The Inhabitat crew was pretty blown away by artist Aurora Robson's artwork at the recent Designers & Agents Green Room, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to explore her body of work

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Carrotmob Promotes Eco-Friendly Business Practices

Carrotmob Promotes Eco-Friendly Business Practices

Taking a step beyond the certified- green-label: what if you had a personal agreement with a business that the money you spent would go towards sustainability?  “If people really vote

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Recycled Billboard Vinyl Becomes Public Art

Recycled Billboard Vinyl Becomes Public Art

Billboards get all sorts of (justified) flak for polluting our mind-scapes. They are everywhere, flaunting famous people -- in expensive clothes, drinking sexy beer, promising us

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ECO ART: Field of beams

ECO ART: Field of beams

It's still the subject of (extensive) debate whether the electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) produced by appliances, cell phones and high-voltage wires contribute to human illness and cancer.

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My Shower Curtain is a Green Warrior

My Shower Curtain is a Green Warrior

So you think it's okay to continue with your 15-minute shower because you've got your super-efficient, on-demand water heater and extra-conservative shower head? Perhaps you've even gone as far

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ECO ART: SWOON’s “Junk Rafts”

ECO ART: SWOON’s “Junk Rafts”

Brooklyn-based street artist, SWOON is in the midst of launching her third fleet of “junk rafts” — crafted from construction site cast-offs and recycled scraps, these eclectic

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ECO ART: Plastic Bag Light Garden

ECO ART: Plastic Bag Light Garden

Is it possible that this is the song of the plastic bag? Plastic's infamous reputation with the eco-crowd has fueled a creative renaissance that stirs significant introspection into how we 

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