People aren’t the only ones going green these days. Now, businesses are trying to do it, too, both to appeal to customers and to do their part to save the planet. The CompTIA Green IT Certification shows that, in addition to your other IT abilities, you can do your part to help a company go green.
What Exactly Does The CompTIA Green IT Certification Show?
The CompTIA Green IT Certification shows that you have the ability to put environmentally friendly practices into place within the context of an existing IT infrastructure. It basically means that you can go beyond working in the IT field to doing it in an environmentally friendly way and that you can spread these practices throughout the IT component of a business. It does not replace other IT credentials but rather gives you a little something extra.
This year, Earth Day (celebrated globally) is all about increasing awareness of climate change and its disastrous effects on our planet. Find out more about what you can do personally to help Save the Earth at This Link.
Eastern European painter and sculptress, Agne Kisonaite, created this stunning sculpture, entitled simply Giant Lipstick, using over 5000 used lipstick tubes. Measuring a height of 2.5 meters (8 feet) with an overall weight of 200kg (440 pounds), the sculpture is incredibly modern and yet timelessly beautiful. Agne made the sculpture to draw attention to the need for green effort consciousness with regard to reduction, recycling and reuse here in our consumer culture
In her artist statement, she emphasizes that four tubes of lipstick are sold in the world every second and the packaging left cannot be recycled.
Please note that the top, or red colored part, of the sculpture is obviously comprised new, or rather unused lipsticks, and that the work was sponsored by Avon, who likely donated the lipsticks and tubes/packaging for use in the sculpture.
Check out more photos of this unique and thought provoking work of art This Link!
Image Credit: Victor R. Caivano / AP, Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters
The Big Fishes is a wonderfully whimsical sculpture that was made from collected and assembled discarded plastic bottles. What a cool way to go green! The sculpture is currently installed at Botafogo Beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. At night, the work is illuminated so that beachgoers can continue to enjoy the piece even when it’s dark out!
Happy Earth Day, Everyone! Here in New York City there are quite a few free events and programs going on around town in Central Park, Times Square, The Highline Park and the New York Botanical Garden, to name just a few. Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood at NYC Earth Day Events.
April 22nd is the day we celebrate Earth Day, which is all about being conscientious of practicing ways to take care of our planet and environment. A list of fun and educational Earth Day activities happening today and this weekend in New York City can be found at This Link. Save the Earth and Have Fun Doing It!
Guys, seriously, if you aren’t at least recycling your cans and bottles at this point, I don’t even want to know you. Just go ahead and un-friend yourself from my FaceBook page right now. I’ll wait. Saving the Earth is everyone’s business, and even though Earth Day helps to draw collective attention to our need to be resourceful, in reality every day is Earth Day. I mean, duh. So if you plan on staying here, get on the stick, as the kids say, and do your part to clean up this mess. Discover a bunch of fun and easy Earth Saving tips at this link.