Eco Panther in Press
- Journal “HAPPY365” / @HAPPY365mag / From Rubbish to Art, p. 120-123, 2022 summer. HAPPY 365 – magazine of life stories about happy people. Happy in riches and in poverty. In glory and underground. In Lithuania and far from it.
- Newspaper “370” / @zurnalas.370 / The Spell of (Al)Chemistry: How to Turn Trash into Art. Aug 10, 2022. The newspaper 370 writes about what others avoid and fear. Fashion, music, theater, literature, art, photography, new technologies and other topics relevant to a young, curious and cultured citizen.
- Journal “Moteris” / @moterismagazine / Nobody’s Rubbish in Nature, p. 152-157, Aug 2022. “Moteris” is the largest monthly culture and lifestyle magazine in Lithuania. Published since 1920.
- Journal “Pašvaistė” / @pasvaiste / Reductio ad absurdum ekosystems, p. 39-41. 2022(4). Journal “Pašvaistė” is a cultural life magazine for young people.
Photography exhibition at the Parliament of Lithuanian Republic
An exhibition of photographs “Raise or Leave: Nobody’s Garbage in Nature” was opened in the exhibition gallery of the Seimas (Parliament) III Palace on June 7, 2022, on the initiative of Kasparas Adomaitis, a member of the Seimas Environmental Protection Committee.
Authors of the exhibited works: doctor of chemical sciences, pharmacist, dr. Alisa Palavenis, and a young scientist, Ambassador of the Climate Pact Rasa Tumaševičiūtė.
“This is not my garbage, but this is my planet.” Alisa and her husband collect rubbish on the Lithuanian and Polish coasts and the shores of lakes and rivers for three years. Rasa participates in the “For a Clean Lithuania” march and other environmental cleaning campaigns.
Rubbish collection in nature still seems an awkward or even shameful activity for many of us. To challenge established bad practices, the authors seek to encourage people not to close their eyes and lift even that rubbish in their path when they notice it. People should not get used to and tolerate rubbish mess in their environment. We cannot accept rubbish as an integral part of nature and wait for someone else to take care of it. More importantly, we need to reduce waste, and foster a reusable culture and habits.
Sponsor of the exhibition of photography works by Alisa Palavenis is UAB Innovative Pharma Baltics.
About the book “Rubbish Paradise”
“Rubbish Paradise” is a book about rubbish I found on the beaches, photographed it, and later collected to put into the garbage bins.
Me and my husband are eco-activists, a young couple who loves and respects Nature. We collect plastic and other human-made rubbish from Nature areas in the Baltic Sea region since 2012.
Generally, people tend not to set eyes on rubbish in Nature, because “seeing” can require their efforts to get out of the imaginary comfort zone. Pity, but collecting rubbish, or even picking up one rubbish piece, still looks like a forbidden activity for most of us.
I’d like to ignite that established, “legitimate” indifference to Nature, crowned by the naïve slogan “It’s not my rubbish!”
Our goal is to raise the viewer’s curiosity and attention by presenting a kind of beautiful, colorful, compositional photographs and, therefore, draw the viewer’s attention to the eco-catastrophe. Impressed, he gets closer to admire it, and here is the moment of confrontation: wait, it is rubbish! …
Places on the map (Poland and Lithuania) where rubbish was collected numerous times during 2020 – 2022
How can I contribute?
Living in the times of a hustle culture, we usually have no time for anything, we have no time for the life itself. Thus, our noble goals and inner vocation get lost between daily tasks and responsibilities. But listen, just pick up that one rubbish!
We are grateful for the support!
Innovative Pharma Baltics, Carmen Huster, K. Kratz, Donatas San, Tomas Zalandauskas, Alpen Pharma Lithuania, Jens Janicke
This is not my garbage, but this is my Planet
Summer vibes 2020
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