The Sustainable Souls Project – Alternative Energy

The Sustainable Souls Project is a monthly artist collaboration inspired by sustainability issues, concerns, ideas, and thoughts.  Each month, they pick a sustainability topic and create awareness through art, using the monthly theme as inspiration.  Projects may include art-journaling, mixed media, assemblage and more. The idea is to create awareness around Sustainability through art, one paint stroke at a time! As this is a topic close to my heart I am happy to participate this month.

This month’s theme is

Alternative Energy, Solar, Wind, Water, Biogas- and here is an art journal page I created with the topic in mind:

I found this quote on pinterest a while ago and I remembered it instantly when I saw the topic of this month. “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.”

To represent the windmills I used part of my Beacon Stencil . Renewable Energy has been a topic in Germany, where I come from, for a very long time – in fact Germany is called ” the world’s first major renewable energy economy”. As of the beginning of 2017 30% of Germany’s power is now generated by renewable sources, with a long-term target of 80% by 2050. This increase of renewable energy has resulted in plummeting energy costs which is a nice side effect even for those that do not believe that our planet has only a certain amount of resources and that there is no Planet B .

Do I find windmills an eye sore? An interesting question which I have been asked before …Not really …I guess as I am used to seeing them especially coming from a flat windy northern part of Germany with loads of those windmills. I find them more attractive, safer and can live better with them than living next to a nuclear power plant…that is for sure. I hope that more countries will explore and invest in renewable energy and make it a goal to mostly use it in the near future. For me it just makes sense, more sense than building a wall.

Comments (6)

  • Sue Clarke

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    Better than walls! So true. I don’t mind windmills at all and it only makes sense to use more renewable energy.
    Unfortunately President Trump doesn’t see a need to use alternative energy (oil is just fine)…sorry to start a rant…I like your page very much and the quote too. Have a happy weekend Nat!

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  • Tina Walker

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    Oh Nat! What a beautiful spread and I love your words and story behind the page. I agree, windmills are much more attractive and sustainable! I wish the US would support sustainability more…but hopefully we are creating awareness, one art piece at a time. ♥

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- thank you Tina! Love your motto – creating awareness, one art piece at a time

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  • Sherry Canino

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    Wow Nathalie I just love this post. Very moving and inspiring. Your art is breathtaking and as for me I love windmills. I personally think they are beautiful certainly much nicer looking than some smoke stack pumping out black smoke. And the quote you used I totally love. Green in large amounts is my “struggle color” and I love how you used it here !!! Thanks for sharing your art and inspiration with us ❤❤❤

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      thank you so much Sherry for you wonderful words! I agree on the windmills versus smoke stack pumping out black smoke. Have a gorgeous week!

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