The Pillar of Light: An Earth Day Revival and Community Sculpture Project brought students, teachers, and naturalists together to advance environmental awareness, and to take action. Each Ball Jar contains the essence (shreds) of student’s Love of Nature or Earth Advocacy images. The collaboration and cooperation modeled the teach-in ideals of the original Earth Day 1970. The pillar was revealed on April 21, 2018, as part of an Earth Day Art Happening event that presented poetry, music, and art at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The event culminated ten weekly GreenUp Jamestown Coalition presentations. The Pillar remained on view throughl November, 2018.
EcoTopographics. Twelve years ago, Shadow Creek development was excavated to construct forty houses. James Colby vowed to “be the change he wished to see in the world.” He planted over 300 trees, bushes, and grass to shade, cool, and beautify his home, to support Chautauqua Lake watershed, and to “Care for Our Common Home.” Today, earthen beds, water gardens, and flora hold water, restore habitat, shade and cool, and provide lush carbon sinks. Solar panels and clean renewable energy provide 100% of the Colby's electricity and charge a Prius Prime Hybrid Plug-in (providing up to 25 miles per charge). Colby initiated the "EcoTopographics" project four years ago and completed in 2019.