SA 2014 Part 1: From Brooklyn to the Greyton Green Park

Here is the first installment in a collection of photographs that I took during a five day journey to the Western Cape of South Africa and back to the land of Brooklyn, NY. I was honored to be invited down for the weekend to help with and host the Third Annual Trash to Treasure Festival of Transition at the Greyton Green Park.

Herein is pictured my journey from the trains of New York City to the streets of Cape Town and beyond to the beautiful hills and surrounds of the Riviersonderend Range and river valley, to see the foundations and base layers of one of the first eco brick constructions in South Africa:

– Jo Stodgel 4/29/14

Cupcycle Artworks on Display and Auction 4/22 in Dumbo

The acquisition, cleaning, stapling, flattening, opening, nailing, and painting of single-use coffee cups has occupied a lot of my time for these last few weeks. I am excited to see what comes of it all in the next few days as we prepare for the final Good to Go exposition and event for the Sustainable Cup Challenge which we are planning.

If you are in NYC, then come join us in Dumbo on 4/22 at the reclaimed wood showroom of the Hudson Company, from 6 to 9. There will be a bit of live music, food and refreshments, the unveiling of a collaborative piece with a local stitch-master, and a silent auction of the coffee cup canvas panels which 14 artists (myself included) have been tasked to paint/create on.

The eventbrite page can be found at: