I am committed to supporting conservation organizations and causes that protect our land and water. I am currently the Artist in Residence at Prairie Rivers Network and have photographs in a United Nations Climate Change and The Climate Museum exhibit in New York City, as well as another United Nations exhibit about water in Paris.
My deeply held ideals are the driving force behind why my wife and I fulfilled a long-held ambition to purchase 20-acres of forest at the mouth of Jordan Creek. Ultimately, we raised money through print sales and worked with The Land Conservation Foundation to get a grant to transfer the land to a land trust for permanent protection.
We also challenged ourselves to explore new ways to green our studio. We weatherized, insulated, overhauled, and installed. We paired geothermal with a rooftop solar system and are now 100 percent powered by clean energy. We have a 19kW system on the roof of our studio, and we added 6kW more at a local community solar farm in 2021. Nothing was exempt from examination to make our workspace good for the health of everyone who works or visits and good for the planet.
I served on the board of directors for Prairie Rivers Network for ten years and served on several other Not for Profit boards. I have worked with The Nature Conservancy, National Geographic, The Sierra Club, and many other not-for-profit organizations. The Illinois Solar Energy Association saw my Solar Heroes project and asked if I could create one for them to help pass new legislation. I said: "OF COURSE"! I am happy to have been a tiny part of it by creating and shooting this campaign, and The Governor of Illinois signed a nation-leading equitable climate bill in 2021. I am always looking for opportunities to partner with conservation organizations. Hit us up, and let's make a difference.
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We are also a member of Green the Bid and Artist Commit.
Jordan Creek Preserve