The role art can play in communicating these messages of change is so important amongst other things. Art can inspire activism by personalising the debilitating abstract concepts around climate change and understanding our role within it. the big ABSTRACT – CLIMATE CHANGE. what art does is create empathy, compassion. it gives the observer / participant a way of accessing those unknown, un-explored emotions of fear , helplessness, despair… it can surely inspire hope, optimism and unity.
For change to happen it is important to understand where people are on the curve of awareness. and most importantly you can’t change people , you can only motivate, encourage and support those who are ready to take those steps. Plant seeds in young minds and hearts and provide a community which supports and nurtures their development. Within Community you are part of something bigger. Then you can act.