"The Arctic Cycle uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from earth and social scientists, and actively seek community and educational partners."
"Julie’s Bicycle is a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. We believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to transform the conversation around climate change and translate it into action.
We provide the creative community with the skills to act, using their creativity to influence one another, audiences and the wider movement. We run a rich programme of events, free resources and public speaking engagements, which contribute to national and international climate change policy development.
Julie’s Bicycle supports the Paris Agreement goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by focusing on energy, the major source of carbon emissions for the cultural sector. More than 2,000 companies use the Creative IG Tools, our suite of carbon calculators, and our certification scheme, Creative Green, is the recognised benchmark for sustainability achievement within the creative industries.
We have a deep engagement with the arts and cultural sector, working with organisations and independent professionals across the UK and internationally to embed environmental sustainability into their operations, creative work and business practice.
We have two key objectives:
- Advocate to and for culture to publicly inspire action on climate change and sustainability. We will equip cultural professionals and artists with the knowledge and confidence to speak out and together on this issue, using their creativity to influence one another, audiences, and the wider movement.
- Support the Paris Agreement Goal to limit global warming to below 2 degrees by focusing on energy, the major source of carbon emissions for the cultural sector."
Learn more about Julie's Bicycle here.
"Sustainable Museums helps board and staff members at zoos, gardens, aquariums, museums, and historic sites make strategic plans, set goals, and pursue thoughtful project and program choices. We consult on environmental sustainability in organizational practice and public engagement. We also conduct grant funding searches and prepare grant proposals." Read more about Sarah Sutton's Sustainable Museums here.
Sarah Sutton, LEED-AP
Waialua, Oahu, Hawai'i
Western Australian Museum ‘Changes’ gallery development
The new Western Australian Museum (New Museum) is due to open in the Perth Cultural Centre in 2020. The New Museum will share the stories of our people and place, and act as a gateway to explore Western Australia (WA). The New Museum’s Changes gallery will explore the complex, enduring and significant relationship between people and the environment in WA. Changes shares the idea that WA’s land and water are precious resources, and that visitors’ actions can, and will, determine our future. Through the lens of multiple perspectives, it will explore the economic, environmental, cultural and social impacts of human engagement with our environment. As we learn from the past and think ahead, it will pose fundamental questions – what do we value? What do we want our State to look like in the future? What are we doing now to ensure the health of our State for a prosperous and sustainable future? Shaping the Future is one of seven main story areas within Changes.
While future focused content will feature throughout the entire Changes gallery, Shaping the Future will include a dedicated ‘hub’ (likely towards the end of the visitor journey), that will encourage visitors to form and reflect upon their own values and aspirations for the management and health of WA’s environment. It aims to spark discussion and debate, asks people to think and respond with their own comments, and invites them to consider how their own personal choices will influence the future of our State. Shaping the Future will invite participation and include visitor-generated content that is inspired by the stories and themes presented throughout the other main story areas in this gallery.
Senior Project Officer – Audience Advocate
New Museum Project
Western Australian Museum
Locked Bag 49
Welshpool DC WA 6986 Australia
Follow conservation scientist and UCLA visiting researcher M. Sanjayan as he explores surprising ways to change how we think and act about climate change.
See especially his YouTube series, with episodes on the psychology of what works in climate change communication:
Building museums' capacity to promote awareness, mitigation & resilience in the face of climate change
The Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice mobilizes and supports Canadian museum workers and their organizations in building public awareness, mitigation and resilience in the face of climate change.
The Coalition welcomes participation from people who support the goals outlined below and who are employed within Canadian museums and other cultural institutions along with those who work in support of museums in Canada and around the world including, among others, board members, volunteers, consultants, students, scholars and public servants.
As of April, 2017, a national Advisory Group of seven Coalition members is in place to provide overall governance and share the work. Members of the Advisory Group are Chris Castle (Ontario), Joy Davis (BC), David Jensen (BC), René Rivard (Quebec), Naomi Grattan (Alberta), Peter ord (BC), and Robert Janes (Alberta). We intend to expand this group as the work increases.
1. Help build internal awareness of climate change responses within the museum community
2. Support museums in strengthening public awareness and mitigation of climate change
3. Mobilize museums as participants and activists in public discourse on climate change.
4. Empower museums to lead by example by providing tools and resources to do so.
- Serves as a trustworthy broker to facilitate healthy and respectful dialogue among different points of view on issues confronting museums and their communities as they address climate change.
- Ensures that information regarding climate change is authentic and relevant.
- Respects and builds on diverse perspectives, including Indigenous knowledge and viewpoints.
Updates on the Coalition
(From 'About Us', on the Coalition's webpage
From the Yale Center for Climate Communication website:
"We conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them. We also engage the public in climate change science and solutions, in partnership with governments, media organizations, companies, and civil society, and with a daily, national radio program, Yale Climate Connections."
Hosting the International Symposium on Climate Change and Museums, 10-12 April 2018.
More info: see Events.
Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
The Australian Museum's climate change communication includes Oceania Rising: Climate Change in Our Region, a collaborative arts program centering on the works of Angela Tiatia and others, raising awareness and engagement in climate change in Sydney and the Pacific. A partnership between the Australian Museum, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, and Blacktown Arts.
Runs July-Dec 2018. See AM website for more information.
Text about the Centre, links etc
A pioneering museum, creating a safe place for debate, taking powerful works to the streets... the museum has a headquarters office and at this stage uses public spaces and educational spaces for exhibiting and running workshops.
Founded and Directed by Miranda Massie.
The Climate Museum
800 3rd Ave
21st Floor New York