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About The Rama Exhibition

Calley O’Neill is a highly respected artist, muralist, visionary designer and social ecologist from the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Journalists have described her art, which spans four decades, as ethno-visionary, dynamic, symbolic and breathtaking. Calley finds her expression through classical glaze painting in mixed media works, public murals, stained glass and mosaic. Her landmark Healing Gardens of Makahikilua master plan for North Hawai’i Community Hospital in Kamuela received national recognition among top landscape architects in the field of therapeutic garden design. A great team player, Calley’s input raises the bar and sparks innovation toward healing the Earth and its inhabitants. Journalists have described her as ‘a way-finder’, ‘a life giving force’ and ‘a force of nature.’ Calley is known for exceptional quality draftsmanship, a crystalline mastery of glaze painting, stimulating diversity, relentless experimentation, and her love of the Earth and humanity. Her magnum opus is Rama, Ambassador for the Endangered Ones, and she continually works on the exhibition paintings in her Waimea studio and her plein air pop-up studio and tree gallery at the Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, where she is the Artist in Residence. Her paintings are both visual prayers and wake-up calls. Calley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, summa cum laude from Pratt Institute, New York (1974) and a Master’s Degree in Social Ecology from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont (1977).

BRAVO! EUROPEAN INVESTMENT GROUP MANAGING $40 TRILLION MAKE PLANS TO DECARBONIZE THE WORLD!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Huge Bravo to the IIGCC (The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change) European group of global pension and investment managers !  With 1,200 members in 16 countries, they have a detailed plan to slash carbon … Continue reading

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Electric Vehicles Have Come a Long Way!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Hundai Kona tops 600 miles/charge at slow European city speeds, and, more EV’s on the road will save billions of dollars, thousands of lives, and protect our climate! The Tesla S Long Range Plus exceeded … Continue reading

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OROVILLE CALIFORNIA HAS THE FIRST HIGHWAY TO BE PAVED WITH RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Until they are no longer produced and we stop buying them and all one-use plastics, here’s a great way to deal with those bottles: 150,000 per mile.

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Representative John Lewis, Civil Rights Legend, passes at 80, leaving a legacy of hope

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights icon died on Friday at the age of 80. The following quote of Lewis offers a glimpse of our potential to come together to create change in our lives, nations, and world: “I was … Continue reading

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Mark your Calendar for this FREE WEBINAR! August 7, 11am

Join renowned Climate Psychologist Dr. Renée Lertzman for a FREE Webinar on how to turn climate anxiety into action! The Webinar will be live August 7th at 11am Pacific Time

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FOOD WASTE BANNED IN VERMONT

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  YAY!  BRAVO VERMONT for banning food waste in the trash!  Yay for composting!  I Love  Vermont!  One of the most ecologically progressive states in the US, Vermont has the most comprehensive ban on single use plastics, … Continue reading

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GERMANY BANS ONE-USE PLASTICS WITHIN ONE YEAR!!!!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  YAY!!!  BRAVO GERMANY!!!  Germany has banned the sale of all single-use plastics including cutlery, straws, plastic Q-tips, balloon sticks and Styrofoam cups and boxes.  This will take effect within ONE YEAR, by June 3, 2021!!!  Take … Continue reading

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DOLE TAKES A QUANTUM LEAP FOR NATURE!

BRAVO DOLE!Never thought I’d hear myself say that! I am so grateful to DOLE, who has committed to eliminate their MASSIVE amount of food waste by 2025. Some of the cool things they are developing: turning pineapple skins and banana … Continue reading

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MEXICO CITY’S LIVING WALLS COVER 1000 COLUMNS AND 15 ACRES!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Bravo to the people of Mexico City!  Local patrons master-minded and are privately funding 1000 columns (15 ACRES!) on the busy thoroughfare now named The Greenway, which will amount to of Vertical Gardens/Living Walls.in the … Continue reading

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Silver Lining in Coronavirus: Measurable Drop in Air Pollution

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  As we know, the great gift of Covid-19 has been a huge drop in toxic air pollution worldwide, most notably over China and India.  The clearing of the rivers and streams, the return of beautiful … Continue reading

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