25 August 2019
Make art about what’s irreplaceable, about losing what can never be regained.
How to help the Amazon rainforest
The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world and vital to combating climate change. In the aftermath of the wildfires, several organizations have stepped up to assist in aid or other ways to help save the Amazon. The following organizations have been rated 4 out of 5 stars by Charity Navigator, a non-profit that evaluates financial health, transparency and accountability in charities.
- Amazon Conservation Team fights climate change, protect the Amazon and empower indigenous peoples.
- Amazon Conservation Association accepts donations and lists exactly what your money goes toward –– whether it’s planting trees, sponsoring education, buying a solar panel and preserving indigenous lands.
- Donate to the Rainforest Trust to help buy land in the rainforest. The organization has saved over 23 million acres and counting since 1988.
- The Rainforest Foundation is committed to making sure donations made reaches projects such as supporting environmental defenders, indigenous advocacy organizations and deforestation monitoring.
From “What You Can Do to Help the Burning Amazon Rainforest” —from CBS News
21 May 2019
Make art about the geography of summer.
15 March 2019
Today, children in some 100 countries are walking out of school to push for global action on climate change. Over the last four months, hundreds of thousands of young people from many countries participated in demonstrations against climate change.
Make art about children leading the way. Or about climate change.
Read more details on the Global Youth Climate Strike here.
26 February 2019
Make art about the river rising, about what the flood takes with it, what it leaves behind.
23 February 2019
Make art about what the wind says.
Image by Comfreak on Pixabay
15 February 2019
Woke this morning to the heartbreaking sound of chainsaws, taking down several large oaks at the little church across the street, trees that are easily hundreds of years old. The crash as they fell echoed all around us.
Make art about what’s lost when we lose a tree, about what’s lost in those branches, or about the spirit of trees.
19 July 2017
Make art about self-deception, about deluding the self.
20 July 2017
Make art about pardons, the act of pardoning, about choosing to punish or forgive.
21 July 2017
Experts have often drawn a correlation between heat and crime.
Make art about the emotional effects of extreme heat.