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Published on September 18th, 2013 | by growwny

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D2LS Seeking Synergy at MiA

BY GEORGE BESCH, DESIGNING 2 LIVE SUSTAINABLY

On May 18th, Designing to Live Sustainably (d2ls) held a gala celebration of designs for a better Buffalo at the CEPA Gallery.  The submissions fulfilled d2ls’s 2013 mission with the broad range of entrants, mirrored by the variety and creativity of their concepts and visions. The event exceeded even our most hopeful expectations.

The incredible inclusiveness and energy exhibited by entrants, entries and attendees lead to an invitation to table at the Music is Art Festival. These tables would allow d2ls to do even more than just display some of the submissions in a tent, it allowed us the opportunity to gather more feedback on how to make a better Buffalo. Designing to Live Sustainably was pleased and excited by this opportunity to do even more to educate and promote living sustainably in Buffalo.

Along with displaying the designs from the CEPA Gallery event, d2ls is joined in its grouping of five tents and space by The Foundry/Net Positive Foundation, the Native American group Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe, Groundwork Buffalo, For Art Repurposing (FAR) and exhibits of repurposing used items into fine art from Max Collins, forming a “sustainability village.”

 

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A design submitted to D2LS

 Seeking the synergy possible when two or more designs are combined, the public will be invited to use thumbnail pictures of each design shown at the festival to get creative and assemble collages of the designs they think would work well together.

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A design submitted to D2LS

There will be ample evidence of how important it is to remember all of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.  We want to emphasize that the better we are at Reducing, the less we have to Reuse, and the better we are at Reusing, the less we have to Recycle.  People will be offered a chance to paint a part of some large Rs, and contribute even more Rs to live by, adding to the three most often cited.

A flat screen TV will be showing videos of the d2ls CEPA event, the Foundry/Net Positive, and the The Skyway to the Future design.

Please come to the Music is Art Festival — 10 AM to 10 PM on Saturday September 21st, Delaware Park behind the Albright Knox—and enjoy the over 100 bands and over 100 artists. And, while you’re there, please stop in to see what’s going on with d2ls, The Foundry, Neto, Groundwork, and Max’s work.

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