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.
Links and information from the event
Penguins on Thin Ice
The Climate Monologues
Rock, Folk, and the Environment
A Song to Save the Salish Sea
Musical Performance as Environmental Activism
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: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20072016/enbridge-saga-end-department-justice-fine-epa-kalamazoo-river-michigan-dilbit-spill/
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. https://time.com/doomsday-vault/
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