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

Interview with Cheese lighting designer, Josh Pharo.
Interviews / Sustainability & the arts

Interview with Cheese lighting designer, Josh Pharo.

Making low carbon theatre: the unspoken languages of low energy lights Cheese is certainly a play with difference. Powered by the public on energy generated on specially designed gym bikes, it tells the story of the financial crisis and environmental justice through comedy. I managed to catch up with the busy lighting designer for the … Continue reading

Art, science, climate change
Sustainability & the arts

Art, science, climate change

“energising the creative response to climate change” TippingPoint was founded in 2005 and is a network-based organisation connecting the arts and climate science worlds; TippingPoint’s role is to be a catalyst in bringing together artists and scientists, to expose artists from all art forms to the enormous challenges of climate change. Artists can learn how to reduce … Continue reading