speaking of earth day

Under the title, Trash is Not Trash, photographer Gaby Herbstein worked with illustrator Pablo Bernasconi to come up with this wonderfully whimsical series which asks us to reflect on the importance of recycling and think about what we can do to reduce our ecological footprint. (Ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth’s ecosystems. It compares human demand with planet Earth’s ecological capacity to regenerate.)

With sweet children as her models, Herbstein does a great job in delivering an important message, gently reminding us who we’re ultimately leaving this world to. The series was created for a 2011 calendar.

Gaby Herbstein’s website