how much is too little, too much, or just enough

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland The 12×12 project grows out of the powerful story of a North Carolina pediatrician, Dr. Jackie Benton, who ten years ago gave up a luxurious home to live in a 12’ by 12’ off-the-grid house and permaculture farm.  The World Policy Institute used this idea to develop a

Lights out and power down for Earth Hour 2015

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland At 8.30pm on Saturday 28th March 2015, cities and towns across the world will go dark for Earth Hour, an hour-long collective movement towards reducing our environmental impact. Earth Hour, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), is a global participatory event that asks individuals, organisations,

Future Forest

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Collins_Goto_Edwards_FutureForest2015 We are pleased to highlight the Report just released by the Collins and Goto Studio and Forest Research entitled Future Forest, The Black Wood, Rannoch, Scotland.   It features reflection and findings from a year long artist-led creative inquiry into the ecological and cultural meanings and values associated

CSPA Director Ian Garrett to speak at Rice University on Thursday, March 26

CSPA Director Ian Garrett to speak as part of the The Arts in the Humanities Lecture Series, 2014-15 in the Rice University Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. Ian Garrett Arts, the Environment and Sustainability in the Near Future March 26, 2015 7-9:00 p.m. Hamman Hall (reception to follow talk) Ian Garrett is assistant professor

Unchopping a tree

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog For International Women’s Day 2015, we celebrate Maya Lin, the artist, sculptor and architect whose What is missing? foundation and ongoing multimedia multisite memorial creates science-based artworks and installations to help global audiences make the link between habitat destruction, biodiversity loss and the sixth mass extinction. “What

Culture Shift: How Artists are Responding to Sustainability in Wales

Culture Shift: How Artists are Responding to Sustainability in Wales’ is a research report commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales by Paul Allen, Emily Hinshelwood, Fern Smith, Rhodri Thomas and Sarah Woods The report is available as a download in English and Welsh ‘Culture Shift’ gives an overview of the many pioneering sustainable arts initiatives currently operating across

Greenie-in-Residence program at Arts House

A set of principles for Greening the Arts that emerged through the 2014 Greenie-in-Residence program at Arts House. Melbourne-based theatre artists and arts organisations embraced the opportunity to build on their environmental performance and sustainability knowledge this year, by joining this innovative program with Arts House ‘Greenie’ Matt Wicking. The year-long program of workshops, consultation

Nil by Mouth at the Scottish Parliament – CREATIVE FUTURES

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland We’ve just put up an excellent video from artinscotland.tv documenting Crichton Carbon Centre‘s Nil by Mouth event (produced by Wide Open) at The Scottish Parliament last November. You’ll also find background on the project, lots of info on the scientists from The James Hutton Institute, Rowett Research Institute

Update of the International campaign for the inclusion of culture in the UN post-2015 agenda

This message was sent to the signatories of the Declaration Last round of negotiations on the UN post-2015 development agenda launched in NYC on January 19, 2015 Endorsement to Declaration reaches 2,200 signatories from 120 countries, including more than 800 organizations UN Secretary General synthesis report ”“The Road to Dignity by 2030“, released on Dec.

‘Counting Consciousness’ at GSA

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Glasgow School of Art Sustainability in Action group and Artists Using Resources in the Community will host an exhibition next week showing a culmination of work from the year. The ‘Counting Consciousness‘ exhibition shows research, learning and outcomes from the past year alongside work from project reSOURCE. Attendees

Portraits of Time

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Stunning. Magical. Exquisite. Monumental. Timeless. These are just a few of the adjectives used to describe Beth Moon’s magnificent platinum portraits of ancient and mythical trees, lovingly photographed over a 14 year journey that crossed almost every continent. From her website: “Many of the trees I have photographed have

Does anyone know Professor Paul Younger Rankine Chair of Engineering and Professor of Energy Engineering at the University of Glasgow?

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland … or any of his co-authors of the letter published in the Guardian 10 October 2014 (his co-authors were Prof Colin McInnes, James Watt Chair and Professor of Engineering Science; Prof Fin Stuart, Professor of Isotope Geosciences; Prof Rob Ellam, Director, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre; and Prof

Mourning the planet: Climate scientists share their grieving process – from Truthout

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Dahr Jamail, staff reporter for Truthout and known for his work on Iraq and Afganistan, speaks to scientists working on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption about their emotional responses in this important piece.  Thanks to Truthout for permission to repost extracts.  Jamail starts, I have been researching and writing about

Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America

Our upcoming issue will examine the political function of art in diverse contexts in Latin America. The issue aims to discuss the implications and consequences of the formation of Latin American contemporary art scenes, with respect to artists’ ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, as well as the possibility of cooperation between

JUJAMCYN THEATERS RECEIVES THE FIRST EVER GREEN BROADWAY AWARD

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance In acknowledgement of their exceptional leadership in the Broadway community’s ongoing initiative to become greener New York, NY – February 26, 2015 – The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is pleased to announce the creation of a new award, the Green Broadway Award, to honor an

Job Opportunity with Creative Carbon Scotland – Projects and Festivals Environ. Sustainability Officer

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland – a charity initiated by the Edinburgh Festivals and founder members the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network – is a partnership of arts organisations working to help shape a sustainable Scotland. Our vision is of a cultural sector that is fully

Zata Omm Dance Projects’ Vox:Lumen Goes Off Grid

Produced with Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage in association with York University and Aesthetec Studio March 4–7, 2015 in the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto, Canada CLICK HERE FO TICKETS Choreographer William Yong proposes a future in which human labour produces energy and the pleasure of movement works to integrate technology into the social sphere. Thanks to a multi-year creative

Opportunity: Mull Artist Residency – Thinking about Art & Sustainability

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland What will artists’ roles be in future societies? How might artistic practices have contributed to a greener, healthier, more equal planet? Mull is a multi-disciplinary weekend-long residency which explores the links between artistic practice and environmental sustainability, considering what major challenges and changes might have taken place in

UNFIX festival call for submissions

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This opportunity comes from CCA Glasgow- UNFIX is a new festival of Performance and Ecology taking place at CCA Glasgow from 10 – 12 July 2015. We are seeking proposals for live performances, films, installations and workshops that resonate with ecological crisis / renewal and conscious physicality. UNFIX

Summer Internships with Creative Carbon Scotland

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We are looking for final-year students or graduates from these universities to take on the roles of Production Assistant and Environmentalist/Blogger-in-residence. The Production Assistant intern will provide support in delivering the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Production Award and Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days, assistance with the Green Arts Initiative, as well as