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
Victory Gardens and the Sustainable Living Roadshow

Victory Gardens and the Sustainable Living Roadshow

I was one of many folks who toured the country in a veggie-fueled bus several years ago, when biodiesel was becoming more well-known. The concept of a fuel made from a waste product was so

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Swimming Cities of the Switchback Sea

Swimming Cities of the Switchback Sea

This Fall the Miss Rockaway Armada will be born again as the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea. It's the same fun idea: recycled rafts and boats floating down a river, touting all things

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Joshua Allen Harris’ Inflatable Plastic Bag Subway Art

Joshua Allen Harris’ Inflatable Plastic Bag Subway Art

Polar bears, polar bears. Those ubiquitous symbols of climate change. Cute and cuddly, ethereal and majestic, they're popping up everywhere - including atop subway grates on the streets of New

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ARTinACTION’s Field Guide to Louisiana Birds

ARTinACTION’s Field Guide to Louisiana Birds

ARTinACTION is an artist-in-residence program for post-Katrina Louisiana that effectively uses art as a creative, rehabilitative tool. Invited artists are encouraged work on-site and with local

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PUBLIC FARM 1: Interactive Urban Gardening at PS1 Gallery

PUBLIC FARM 1: Interactive Urban Gardening at PS1 Gallery

This summer PS1 Contemporary Art Center, an arm of MOMA, celebrates the 10th year of Warm Up, its annual summer music series, in New York. This year folks who go to catch the DJs and live music

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Green Graffiti Flower Bomb Balloons by studioTX

Green Graffiti Flower Bomb Balloons by studioTX

The concept of a seed bomb - a mobile medium for seeds - is not new. They were used in 1973 by the Green Guerillas in New York. Artist Kathryn Miller is famous for using them in a 1992 work.

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Stunning Recycled Plastic Lamps by Lisa Foo & Su Sim

Stunning Recycled Plastic Lamps by Lisa Foo & Su Sim

We've seen lamps made from many different types of recycled materials, including plastic bottles, and the result are often fabulous. One of the greatest things about green design is that

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CitySol: Music, Art and Solar Fest this weekend in NYC!

CitySol: Music, Art and Solar Fest this weekend in NYC!

It's officially summertime, and that means that the sustainability music/event smorgasboard CitySol is in full gear this weekend in NYC's Stuyvesant Cove Park! Intended as a creative,

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Walker on the Green: Artists Create Eco-conscious Mini Golf

Walker on the Green: Artists Create Eco-conscious Mini Golf

Golf courses are notorious for water consumption, pesticide use, and unforgivable outfits. There is a modern movement to correct or minimize some of these wrongs - the Audubon Society names some

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FARM FOUNTAIN: Eco-art Meets Aquaculture

FARM FOUNTAIN: Eco-art Meets Aquaculture

Who doesn't love a nice water installation? The bubbling and gurgling of things like fountains has an undeniably relaxing effect - and yet, there's the nagging guilt that comes from running a

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Old Factory becomes Latvian Contemporary Art Museum

Old Factory becomes Latvian Contemporary Art Museum

The former soviet states are littered with half-finished buildings and projects cut short by the collapse of the Soviet Union. High schools, factories, apartment complexes: some of the buildings

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Floating Eco-Art: Miss Rockaway Armada at MASS MoCA

Floating Eco-Art: Miss Rockaway Armada at MASS MoCA

There is currently a totally fun exhibit on view up at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) put together by “a small group of people with extensive experience making

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Recycled Cardboard Sculpture by Chris Gilmour

Recycled Cardboard Sculpture by Chris Gilmour

With all the exploration of recycled materials in green design these days, the work of artist Chris Gilmour seems like a logical and amusing next step in terms of upcycling and eco-friendly art

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Robotic Environmental Risk Assessment Rover by EcoArtTech

Robotic Environmental Risk Assessment Rover by EcoArtTech

Imagine if R2D2 didn't project images of Princess Leia, but rather an assessment of local superfund sites. Objectively, it's nothing like the very adorable R2D2, but the Environmental Risk

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Reverse GMO Eco-art by Critical Art Ensemble

Reverse GMO Eco-art by Critical Art Ensemble

It would be logical to think that buying organic soy milk is to buy non-GMO soy milk. The guidelines for keeping weird science, in this instance genetically modified organisms, out of your body

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