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10 intriguing environmentalists

By: Sidney Stevens on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
Edina Tokodi

Photo: Jozsef Valyi-Toth

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Edina Tokodi

Looking for ways to push her green message to jaded city-dwellers, Hungarian-born Tokodi drew inspiration from urban street gangs. She turned to graffiti. Instead of spray paint and gang slang, though, she opted for moss and a message of eco-harmony. Tokodi’s animal and nature shapes -- applied to buildings and barren walls throughout her Brooklyn neighborhood and beyond -- invite people to touch and reconnect with nature.