Melbourne makes it ridiculously easy for you to find street art. Just wander around the city and within minutes you’ll come across an entire lane way of street art such as Union Lane.
The great thing about art is that it is such a personal thing. You can find art in the smallest of things. For example, I thought that there was something cool about the Hotel Windsor room card sleeve…
…and the sign to this nightclub…
…and the inside of the State Library of Victoria.
Today is Blog Action Day so I plan on providing some of the small things that contribute to reducing my impact on the environment.
I try to use my local library as much as a I possibly can. Using the library has many environmental, economic and social benefits:
- Most suburbs/areas have a local library. This means you don’t need to travel very far to borrow books.
- Libraries are free to use and therefore economical (I understand libraries are funded by council rates, but you do pay these whether or not you borrow from the library!)
- Borrowing books is the ultimate form of recycling. I usually only read most books once so it makes sense to borrow them. Less books would need to be printed if more people borrowed books from libraries.
- Libraries have a large variety of books across the various branches, much larger than a retail book store. You can easily find some old lost gems for loan that are well and truly no longer for sale.
- Every time you read a really good book you can be happy to know that many other people before you have read that exact same book.
- Libraries offer social clubs as well as an environment to enjoy without material or commercial solicitation.
- Reading books makes you smarter and more of an interesting person.
- Libraries offer more than just books: cds, dvds, magazines.