December 2022 Climate Cafe


The ECCC had a lively discussion on the arts and climate activism in our December Climate Cafe. The most effective way to move our fellow humans is often through art and narrative, not just words and shouting. Let's explore how music, prose, film, graphic art, etc., can expose the human condition and change hearts and actions.


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Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education

Penguins on Thin Ice

The Climate Monologues

Sharon Abreu

Rock, Folk, and the Environment

A Song to Save the Salish Sea
Musical Performance as Environmental Activism

The [uncertain] Four Seasons

Natural Bridges, California

Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world's most accomplished contemporary photographers.

Enbridge’s Kalamazoo Spill Saga Ends in $177 Million Settlement
Images of the Kalamazoo River Spill:

Environmental Poetry

For My Daughter

Poems by Michelle Deatrick

100,000 Poets for Change: Split This Rock’s Call to Action

Svalbard: A Geography of Light
Image of the Seed Vault ("Doomsday Vault" mentioned at the end of the poem.

Defamiliarization or ostranenie (Russian: остранение, IPA: [ɐstrɐˈnʲenʲɪjə]) is the artistic technique of presenting to audiences common things in an unfamiliar or strange way so they could gain new perspectives and see the world differently.

COP15 ends with landmark biodiversity agreement

The Backbone Campaign

Women Artists and Environmental Issues

Zeitgeist by Rachel Richardson

Past poet laureate Joy Harjo

Current poet laureate Ada Limon

Camilly Dungy, poet and University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University

Trespass by Michelle Deatrick