Reclaiming Public Space
Streets Alive!, an initiative of Earth Island Institute, works to promote community engagement and reclamation and improvement of public space in Berkeley. Some of our current programing includes working with local artists to install sustainability themed artwork on utility boxes in Berkeley and Oakland, beautifying the urban landscape by planting native and drought-tolerant plants, and working to fund mural projects in the East Bay. In 2010 Streets Alive! also helped the True Colors Mural Project produce a beautiful new mural at InkWorks Press.
Streets Alive! aims to engage and inspire communities and decision makers about the concepts and application of Sustainable principles. By using art and nature as the platform for storytelling and communication, Streets Alive! will turn neglected urban landscapes and infrastructure into vibrant art pieces and community gathering spaces.