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Monarch Food Cart Debuts in St. Louis

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Milkweed Dispersal Balloons by Jenny Kendler debut at Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and Tower Grove Farmers’ Market

In response to the declining monarch butterfly population, resident artist Jenny Kendler debuted Milkweed Dispersal Balloons as part of the recent Marfa Dialogues / St. Louis series. The project, funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, generated… Read More >

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Limited-edition Monarch Pins from Artist Jenny Kendler

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Join Jenny Kendler, NRDC Artist-in-Residence, for Milkweed Dispersal Balloons on Wednesday, July 30th and Saturday, August 2nd. Help support the local monarch population and get your very own souvenir pin! Full event details can be found here.

 

 

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Managing highways

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Managing our highways for butterflies, not pesticides by Sylvia Fallon - May 8, 2014

With news that the number of monarch butterflies is plummeting due to the use of herbicides in agriculture, people have been looking for alternative habitats to restore the butterflies’ host plant, milkweed.  NRDC has partnered with Monarch Watch to help plantRead More >

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Monarch butterflies plummet

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As monarch butterflies plummet, it’s time to rethink the widespread use of our nation’s top weedkiller by Sylvia Fallon - February 24, 2014

NRDC is calling on EPA to re-examine the widespread use of glyphosate, commonly called Roundup, in light of its impacts on monarch butterflies.  Glyphosate was last approved by EPA in 1993 before the adoption of genetically… Read More >

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Bring Back Monarchs

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Bring Back the Monarchs! One ecologist’s plan to plant milkweed to save the popular pollinating butterfly. by Chip Taylor   • May 14, 2014

Ten years ago, a grain farmer in Northeast Nebraska wrote me a letter: “I am concerned that the recent large use of Roundup-ready crops (which I use) and the subsequent widespread use of Roundup herbicide (which I also… Read More >

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NRDC & Jenny Kendler spy milkweed and monarchs on Chicago City Hall’s green roof

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Artist Jenny Kendler and NRDC’s upcoming project for MD/STL, Milkweed Dispersal Balloons raises awareness about monarch butterflies, and their recent population decline due to climate change and the decrease in milkweed, monarch caterpillars’ only food source.

Milkweed Dispersal Balloons aims to provide an art experience for the viewer, while simultaneously creating an urban source of milkweed for future generations… Read More >

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The Chicago Reader on NRDC Artist-in-Residence Jenny Kendler

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Natural Resources Defense Council and artist Jenny Kendler will bring “Milkweed Dispersal Balloons” to St. Louis for Marfa Dialogues. The project is a mobile food cart that will distribute milkweed seeds across the area, to strengthen the declining monarch butterfly population.

The Natural Selection of Jenny Kendler

Artist and environmental activist Jenny Kendler makes complex work about the weird relationship… Read More >

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Rewinding the Clock on Climate Change Through Culture

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In partnership with Marfa Dialogues/NY, Creative Time Reports presents a panel discussion on how culture can help visualize the impact of climate change with artist Maya Lin, Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke and Creative Time President and Artistic Director Anne Pasternak.

Read more at Creative Time!

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Maya Lin and Frances Beinecke in Conversation

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Last week’s conversation between Maya Lin and NRDC President Frances Beinecke, now archived online. From the NRDC website

On Monday, November 4th, two of the leading voices on the issue of climate change — artist and honorary NRDC Trustee Maya Lin and NRDC President Frances Beinecke — discussed the critical role… Read More >

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MD/NY in the Washington Spectator

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The new issue of The Washington Spectator, with an introduction to MD/NY from Marfa Dialogues co-founder Hamilton Fish of the Public Concern Foundation, which publishes The Spectator

This special issue of The Washington Spectator coincides with the launch of the Marfa Dialogues/New York project—a citywide public conversation on climate change scheduled for this October and November in New York…. Read More >

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