Future Forest and Infinite Forest: Installation and accompanying exhibition reflect the spirit of endurance embodied by forests

Suffolk’s Thetford Forest is now the temporary home to a scuplture trail of 10 life-size figures based on Classical figures such as Cupid, the Three Graces, and Venus de Milo – each representing custodians of the past looking over our forests. The sculptures, Future Forest, were created by artist Lisa Wright and are set within six installations made by British theatre set designer Tom Piper … Continue reading Future Forest and Infinite Forest: Installation and accompanying exhibition reflect the spirit of endurance embodied by forests

Carbon City Zero board game aims to get people talking about cleaning up our energy system and inspire action

Climate action group Possible have created a Carbon City Zero board game to get people talking and learning about the choices our towns and cities need to make to take action on climate change. Possible have worked with games experts at Manchester Metropolitan University to create the game, with the aim of getting people talking about cleaning up our energy system. That means taking the … Continue reading Carbon City Zero board game aims to get people talking about cleaning up our energy system and inspire action

Josh Willis: NASA scientist and comedian communicating climate change through Climate Elvis persona and other comedy

Climate scientist by day and climate comedian by night Josh Willis is on a mission to communicate climate change through one of the most powerful mediums – comedy. Josh Willis, a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, studies sea level rise driven by human-induced climate change in his day job. One of the scientist’s current missions, Oceans Melting Greenland, is measuring how … Continue reading Josh Willis: NASA scientist and comedian communicating climate change through Climate Elvis persona and other comedy

The North Pole: Comedy web series tackling gentrification and climate crisis in Oakland returns for second season

The North Pole, a comedy web series centred around gentrification in Oakland and climate crisis, returns with a second season next month. Set in North Oakland, California, from which the series takes its name, The North Pole follows three friends as they endeavour to stay afloat amidst a rapidly changing neighbourhood and changes to the environment due to climate change. The North Pole first debuted … Continue reading The North Pole: Comedy web series tackling gentrification and climate crisis in Oakland returns for second season

Aruanas: Female-led drama shines a light on environmental crimes in the Brazilian Amazon

The Brazilian Amazon is the subject of a new Brazilian drama series, Aruanas (Sentinels of Nature), which aims to raise awareness of the threats to the environment while bringing “people closer to the need for environmental protection”. Environmental thriller Aruanas follows three female friends who set up an NGO called Aruana that investigates the suspect activities of a mining company operating in the Amazon rainforest. … Continue reading Aruanas: Female-led drama shines a light on environmental crimes in the Brazilian Amazon

Jaden Smith launches pop-up food truck, I Love You Restaurant, providing free healthy meals to those in need

Jaden Smith has marked his 21st birthday with the launch of his latest venture, I Love You Restaurant, a food truck that provides people in need with a healthy meal. The food truck made its first appearance in downtown LA on 8 July, giving away free nutritious, vegan meals to homeless people. The actor, designer and activist made the announcement via his instagram account. He … Continue reading Jaden Smith launches pop-up food truck, I Love You Restaurant, providing free healthy meals to those in need

German circus uses holograms instead of real animals

Circus Roncalli in Germany has swapped real animals for holograms in an attempt to fight against animal cruelty in the entertainment industry. While the travelling shows still feature real acrobats and swirling fires, none of the animals are real. Instead Circus Roncalli project 360° 3D holographic images that fill the entire 105-foot-wide, 16-foot-deep arena. The spectacular displays feature giant holographic horses, elephants, and fish that … Continue reading German circus uses holograms instead of real animals

TV should weave environmental messaging into shows and drama plots, BAFTA says

Climate change should be the focus of more TV shows and drama plots to help raise awareness of the issues, according to the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA). A new report released by Bafta found the word “cake” was mentioned 15 times more than climate change in non-news British television programming – with 46,063 mentions compared to 3,125 mentions of climate change. Certain … Continue reading TV should weave environmental messaging into shows and drama plots, BAFTA says

Aquaman star Jason Momoa shaves off his beard to raise awareness of the planet, recycling and aluminum

Aquaman star Jason Momoa has shaved off his beard in a bid to raise awareness of the health of the planet and recycling, while also promoting a new range of canned water. The Hawaiian actor took to YouTube and social media accounts to share with his fans the moment he shaved off the famous facial hair, which has spawned many hipster beards like it, that … Continue reading Aquaman star Jason Momoa shaves off his beard to raise awareness of the planet, recycling and aluminum

Ramblings Of The Medea: Green Book – A tale of true friendship and brotherhood

I recently watched Green Book, which tells the true story of African-American pianist, Dr Don Shirley, and Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip, who takes on the job as Dr Don Shirley’s chauffeur as he embarks on a tour of concert venues in the deep south of America in 1962. The Oscar-winning movie is a heartwarming tale […] via Ramblings Of The Medea: Green Book – A tale … Continue reading Ramblings Of The Medea: Green Book – A tale of true friendship and brotherhood