Litterati: Using Technology to Clean the Planet, exhibition and receptionRecology Environmental Learning Center (401 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States) Map it Free
From March 26 to May 9, "Litterati: Using Technology to Clean the Planet," will be on view at the Recology Environmental Learning Center. Sponsored by the Recology Artist in Residence Program, this exhibition features photographs from Litterati, a movement that encourages the public to document litter using the photo-sharing service Instagram, and then properly dispose of the trash. Since its inception in 2012, more that 35,000 pieces of litter have been photographed, cataloged, and properly discarded. The exhibition will feature photographs from locations around the world, demonstrating this innovative use of social media to address environmental issues and initiate positive change.
A public exhibition will be held on Friday, April 25, from 5 to 8pm, coinciding with Earth Week. Gallery hours are Tuesdays, 1-3pm and by appointment. In conjunction with the exhibition reception, author Beth Terry will speak at 7pm. Terry is the author of "Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too" and the blog, "My Plastic Free Life."