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Do The Green Thing WWF Earth Hour poster campaign: From Waste to Wonderful by Mel Duarte

By Angela Haggerty | Reporter

March 18, 2013 | 4 min read

Creative environmental charity Do The Green Thing has announced it is running 23 custom-designed posters, one each day in March in the build-up to WWF Earth Hour on 23 March.

Do The Green Thing WWF Earth Hour poster: From Waste to Wonderful

On that date the environmental campaigners are encouraging people to switch their lights off from 20:30 in support of future sustainability, with The Drum running each poster on the morning of its release.

In a small Brazilian village, artist and photographer Mel Duarte came across this great example of turning an old thing into a new thing.

"I really like the idea of creative recycling, and hope to inspire people with the potential it offers. With this in mind, I took the chance when I was in a little town in Bahia, Brazil, called Serra Grande, to wander through the village looking for something that could express this idea. That’s how I came across the recycled toilet bowl - it’s such a lovely example of how waste can be turned into something funny and beautiful."

Confirmed contributors are:

Tom Uglow, creative director at Google

Patrick Cox, designer of the London 2012 logo

Michael Bierut, Pentagram Partner and Co-Founder of Design Observer

Eddie Opara, Pentagram Partner and in Fast Company's 100 most creative people in business list

Su Huntley and Donna Muir, artists

Andrew Rae, illustrator at Peepshow and designer of Monkey Dust

Pete Fowler, illustrator and world-renowned monster creator

Dan Norris and Rachel Shaugnessey, creative directors, Wieden + Kennedy

Dan Germain, Creative Director, Innocent

Dean Chalkley, fashion photographer

Marina Willer, Pentagram Partner

Domenic Lippa, Pentagram Partner

Emily Oberman, Pentagram Partner

Harry Pearce, Pentagram Partner

Joe Stephenson, designer

Sophie Thomas, Co-Head of Design at the RSA

Steven Qua, designer

Hiromi Suzuki, illustrator

Angus Hyland, Pentagram Partner

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