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Alaska’s climate refugees, blurring the global and the local
Sustainability & the arts

Alaska’s climate refugees, blurring the global and the local

This really interesting piece in The Guardian documents the story of the people of Newtok, Alaska, a community seen as America’s first climate refugees. Climate refugees are defined as “people displaced from their homes by the impact of a changing climate”. Interestingly, the current definition of a refugee in international law is narrower and includes people displaced … Continue reading

Free Culture and Climate Change podcasts
Podcasts / Sustainability & the arts

Free Culture and Climate Change podcasts

Have a listen to ‘Mediating Change‘, a great series of podcasts by The Open University, in partnership with The Ashden Trust (see previous post on this site), and FREE in iTunes, Our generation has seen the topic of climate change become a major area of concern and research and a hotly contested discussion point in politics. … Continue reading

The Ashden Trust/Ashden Directory
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The Ashden Trust/Ashden Directory

“Bringing together environmentalism and performing arts”  The Ashden Directory is an interesting resource for anyone looking for a range of information relating to the environment and theatre/performance. Have a browse for useful links, news, interviews, projects, performances and much more. The directory is part of The Ashden Trust, a grant-making charity established in 1989, who primarily support … Continue reading

Articles / Other resources

The three pillars of sustainable theatre

Written just over a year ago but still highly relevant, this interesting Guardian piece discusses theatre’s role in building a sustainable future. In addition to the performances themselves as tools to create awareness and promote change (e.g. see the article linked to in this blog ‘Cultures role in environmental change‘, ), the theatre industry needs to … Continue reading