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Turning Mt. Everest waste into art

Moon Rising Over Everest

Moon Rising Over Everest by SamHawleywood
License (according to Flickr): Attribution License

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According to the Nepalese Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, more than 3,500 have successfully climbed the 8,848-meter (29,029-foot) mountain, the world’s highest. More than a tenth of that number scaled the summit last year alone. But with the mountaineers’ lofty dreams come a price: a trail of trash that now threatens the peak’s environment. A group of 15 artists in Nepal are turning that trash into art. Under a project called “Mt. Everest 8848 Art Project I” created last year, they have collected 1. 5 tons of garbage brought down by climbers from the mountain, including remains of a helicopter that had crashed into the slopes during the 1970s. “With this collaboration we aimed to raise awareness about pollution at Everest,” explained Kripa Rana Shahi, director of Da Mind Tree, the organization that initiated the project.

People:

Rana Shahi

Overall Sentiment: 0.17814

Relevance: 0.471705

Sentiment Quote
-0.0222891 “With this collaboration we aimed to raise awareness about pollution at Everest,” explained Kripa Rana Shahi, …
0.16313 “We hope our creative works of art will inspire and encourage people to keep the mountains clean,” Shahi said. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.1408409
  • Mean: 0.07042045
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Sushma Shakya

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.31181

Sentiment Quote
0 “Many of the artworks reflect mountain life and mountaineering experiences,” says artist Sushma Shakya.
0.167223 “Many of the artworks reflect mountain life and mountaineering experiences,” says artist Sushma Shakya. “It was interesting what we came up with, and how this trash could turn into something beautiful.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.167223
  • Mean: 0.0836115
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Diwas Pokhrel

Overall Sentiment: -0.346719

Relevance: 0.27031

Sentiment Quote
-0.11857 “Each expedition to Everest is required to take a garbage deposit and bring their waste back,” Diwas Pokhrel, the group’s general secretary, said. …
0.0127378 “Each expedition to Everest is required to take a garbage deposit and bring their waste back,” Diwas Pokhrel, the group’s general secretary, said. “But this system has not been strictly implemented.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.1058322
  • Mean: -0.0529161
  • Standard Deviation: 0

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Additional Info:

Organization: Everest Summiteers Association

Overall Sentiment: -0.124708

Relevance: 0.874684

Organization: Nepalese Ministry

Overall Sentiment: 0.114816

Relevance: 0.322856

GeographicFeature: Mount Everest

Overall Sentiment: -0.160172

Relevance: 0.617828

Country: Nepal

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.401132

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With the lofty dreams of Everest climbers come a trail of trash that threatens the peak’s environment. A group is turning that into artwork for sale.

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Turning Mt. Everest waste into art

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~ by vandal3di3go on February 22, 2013.

 
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