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10 intriguing environmentalists

Mary Mattingly

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Mary Mattingly

Many artists envision future worlds, but few actually inhabit them. Not so Mattingly, a sculptor and photographer. Unsettled by predictions of rising sea levels and a post-apocalyptic future à la Waterworld, she dreamed up the Waterpod, a sustainable barge with gardens, greywater system, alternative power and chickens. Mattingly and crewmembers lived on board last summer, docking around New York to showcase their new eco-habitat.