Urgency in our Mission

It is no longer possible to deny that our planet has become steadily and increasingly poisoned and polluted, and that we are harming it at our own peril.  It is now essential  for us to stop our wasteful and destructive ways that are damaging our ecosystem, and placing the future and  survival of mankind and all life on this planet at risk.  We have been in a continuing mode of “Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” for far too long,  rather than dealing with the critical situation that we are now facing.


  Time is Running Out, by Sue Sponenberg, Nescopeck, Pennsylvania (from the LandfillArt Collection)

Whether you believe or disagree with the current debates on climate change and environmental degradation, and whether you agree or disagree with the highly politicized phrase “climate change,”  put aside some of your doubts and judgements and read about some of the innovative and creative ways that problems are being addressed.

I think that we can all accept the solutions we need to implement for humanity’s long-term survival on this planet are obvious, necessary and beneficial for us and our future generations that want to have a continuing future in a healthy and “liveable” world.


There are four major areas that can unite everyone, and debate is unnecessary.

  • We need to use methods in agriculture that regenerate the soil —  not deplete it
  • Protect the water resources of lakes, rivers, oceans and aquifers
  • Reduce waste and use recycling wherever possible
  • Seek and perfect non-destructive and renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy

The blog will feature articles on new creative initiatives that deal with these four areas, and the mission of the GreenHouse website is devoted to providing information as well as organizing exhibitions that highlight the problems and feature creative ways to improve these four areas.

The GreenHouse site will also begin to feature some of the organizations that are working to solve these problems such as The Sierra Club and The Eden Project; as well as featuring individual artists who are contributing creative solutions.


The Greenhouse website is created by The Humanities Exchange.  Founded in 1981, The Humanities Exchange is devoted to  encouraging understanding and mutual respect among cultures around the world through international exchange and the development and touring of  museum exhibitions.

The Humanities Exchange is a non-profit organization that assists a worldwide audience of museums, art centers, universities, libraries, corporations, foundations and other cultural organizations. The fields of interest include the visual arts, history, science — all of the humanities disciplines.

The Humanities Exchange’s mission is to advise and work with public and private institutions and individuals in Europe, North America and Asia, and to act as a liaison in the coordination of high quality exhibitions for tours, and dissemination of information.

The GreenHouse website is devoted to an exploration of creative solutions in all fields for the preservation of the environment.


Recycle-Lifecycle, by Rita Dianni-Kaleel, South Holland, Illinois (from the LandfillArt Collection)