The concept of going green and protecting our environment is now front and center in most industries, and the world of art is no different. Although there are many interpretations of sustainable art, it is often regarded as a genre of visual art that speaks to the core principles of sustainability, such as grassroots democracy, non-violence, social justice and ecology.
As with most facets of the art world, sustainable artworks often address or critique sustainability issues. Most sustainable artists consider themselves eco-warriors, as they create art using recycled materials and processes that produce little to no carbon footprint. It can also be seen as an art form that prioritizes the impact of the work on the environment, be it cultural, historical, biological, economic, or social environment.