Eco Art to Save the Planet

 

First Ever Eco-Friendly Fine Art Prints that Raise Awareness and Funds for Green Causes

Laguna Beach, Ca  

Award-winning Fine Artist McKenzie is often referred to as the “Hollywood Charity Artist” for her tireless efforts to support causes close to her heart using her paintings as a catalyst for change.  McKenzie, one of the top selling artists in the country, has sold thousands of fine art prints of her masterful paintings.  It wasn’t until she was diagnosed with a form of Lupus, thought to be brought on by contact with environmental toxins, that she began her passionate study of the 125 Billion dollar Printing/Paper/Pulp Industries; which happen to be among the #1 and #3 polluters on the Planet.

“McKenzie’s Doctor suspected that the solvents used in her oil paintings, mixed media processes, and print-making could have triggered the medical condition,” says Manager Steve Rice. “She formed a team of experts, and together they created the first ever, start-to-finish, Eco-Friendly Art Print Series that raises funds for Environmental causes.  100% of the Profits are Donated!”.

Artist McKenzie now creates her original paintings with proprietary solvent free paints on 100% natural canvas.  The paintings are converted into fine art prints on Bamboo Fine Art Paper using Eco-Friendly Inks and framed with Sustainable Wooden Frames.

“The best part is that I can have a gorgeous collectible piece of art on my wall, and I know that making it did not hurt the environment, in fact, it helped the environment by RAISING money for causes that protect the environment.  It is the coolest thing ever!” says long-time McKenzie collector, Vienna Townsend.

Artist McKenzie is on a crusade to increase world-wide awareness of these industries and their practices.  “As with anything, knowledge is power.  If people understand the environmental damage being done they will pressure the industries into greening their practices,” says the Artist. “We are asking everyone to watch the video and pass it on to 2 or 3 friends.”

The video can be watched on www.Revver.com, (Search “Artist McKenzie”) and generates revenue for every view. 100% of the revenue will also be donated to Green Causes. “I am passing the video on to all of my friends. I am in college and  I can’t afford to buy the art, or donate thousands to Green Causes…but I can spread the word by forwarding the video.  I feel like I am doing something to make a difference” says Jacob Wineman.

McKenzie’s Fine Art Eco Prints are currently available in select Fine Art Galleries, Green Online Stores, and www.EcoFyEstore.com

For more information about the artist,  please visit:  www. McKenzieArtStudio.com

Green printing helps preserve forests and forest habitats.

  • A forest area the size of 20 football fields is lost every minute to paper production. (envirofacts.com)
  • The Environmental Defense Fund estimates that 90 percent of the printing and writing paper in the United States is produced from virgin wood pulp. Producing 2,000 pounds (one ton) of virgin uncoated paper requires 6,000 pounds of wood.
  • Producing a ton of paper using 100% post-consumer copy paper rather than virgin pulp saves the equivalent of 24 trees (forty feet in height and 6-8 inches in diameter). (conservatree.org)
  • 42% of all the wood harvested for industrial purposes in the world goes to making paper. (woodwise.org)
  • The magazine industry harvests more than 30 million trees every year for paper. That’s more than one tree every second. (woodwise.org)
  • More than 70% of the paper in the world is made from wood taken from forests in regions with ecologically valuable, biologically diverse habitat. (woodwise.org)
  • Tree plantations are home to about 90% fewer species than the forests that preceded them. (woodwise.org)

Eco-friendly printing helps keep toxic chemicals out of our environment and generates far fewer greenhouse gasses compared to conventional printing.

  • The printing industry is the single largest polluter in the world. It is also the third largest consumer of fossil fuels, after the automobile and steel-manufacturing industries.
  • The pulp and paper industry is the third largest industrial contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, after the chemical and steel industries, in the 30 nations of the OECD, of which the US is a member. (woodwise.org)
  • Producing a ton of paper using 100% post-consumer copy paper rather than virgin pulp saves 4,100-kilowatt hours of electricity and 60 pounds of air pollution. (Californians Against Waste)

Printing green requires much less water than conventional printing.

  • Producing a ton of virgin uncoated paper requires 19,075 gallons of water. (Environmental Defense Fund)
  • Producing a ton of paper using 100% post-consumer copy paper rather than virgin pulp saves 7,000 gallons of water. (Californians Against Waste)
  • The pulp and paper industry is the largest industrial consumer of water among OECD nations. (woodwise.org)
  • Printers use trillions of gallons of water, which then has to be treated because of its toxicity.Green printing reduces the amount of solid waste going into landfills.
  • Producing 2,000 pounds of virgin uncoated paper generates 2,278 pounds of solid waste. In other words, conventional paper production creates more waste than paper. (Environmental Defense Fund)
  • The use of adhesives and foils in some conventional papers renders the final product un-recyclable. Millions of un-recyclable paper products are manufactured every day, all destined to wind up in landfills.

Keywords: Eco, green, eco-friendly art, sustainable, recycled, artist mckenzie, painting, greenhouse gas, climate change, deforestation

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~ by Alex Martoni on August 8, 2008.

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