I met Lisa Kendal from SEAM the Sustainability Environmental Arts Movement based in Australia this week and heard all about this cool project designed to bring us a WARM but gentle glow about the future we can create (instead of global warming).
WARM reflects on why the earth is warming and what we can do to create a sustainable and safe climate future. WARM is made up of two large-scale images created by Lars Stenberg: a landscape scarred by coal mining and another of the same landscape many decades later, regenerated and renewed after the closure of the coal mine.
From March until the end of August 2016, knitters created hundreds of knitted pieces designed by Georgie Nicolson of tikka, including gum leaves, trees, native flowers, wind turbines and knitted squares. Over several days these knitted pieces were be assembled over a picture of the first image, to create the second image of the renewed landscape.
Art is a great way to engage and communicate the sustainability changes we all want to create for a better future and this is a great example of that! This work incorporates many simple messages about what a creating a sustainable future is all about - the movement away from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the restoration of biodiversity in our communities and bringing people together in communities in a positive way to discuss and take their own actions.
Click the image above to find out more about SEAM and this project or view the ABC article on WARM here.
My name is Carolyn Cox, I'm the Director of Green Businesss HQ.
I help businesses develop sustainability strategies, action plans and provide sustainability advice for businesses, industry sectors, education providers, and communities.
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