#climatechangeartchallenge Day 5

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#climatechangeartchallenge Day 3

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If you want to get involved, the challenge runs from the 1st to the 31st of August.

What you need to do:

  1. Make a piece of art every day on the theme of climate change. It can be anything from a painting, to a poem to a song.
  2. Once you’re finished, post your work to the 31 Day Climate Change Facebook Page and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge
  3. If you have Instagram, post it there too, and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge again so I can find it and share it on the MostNorthern Instagram page.
  4. Re-post and share your art wherever you can to spread the word about the challenge and climate change.
  5. If you come late to the challenge, don’t stress, you can still get involved!

#climatechangeartchallenge Day 2

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If you want to get involved, the challenge runs from the 1st to the 31st of August.

What you need to do:

  1. Make a piece of art every day on the theme of climate change. It can be anything from a painting, to a poem to a song.
  2. Once you’re finished, post your work to the 31 Day Climate Change Facebook Page and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge
  3. If you have Instagram, post it there too, and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge again so I can find it and share it on the MostNorthern Instagram page.
  4. Re-post and share your art wherever you can to spread the word about the challenge and climate change.
  5. If you come late to the challenge, don’t stress, you can still get involved!

#ClimateChangeArtChallenge : Day 1

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If you want to get involved, the challenge runs from the 1st to the 31st of August.

What you need to do:

  1. Make a piece of art every day on the theme of climate change. It can be anything from a painting, to a poem to a song.
  2. Once you’re finished, post your work to the 31 Day Climate Change Facebook Page and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge
  3. If you have Instagram, post it there too, and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge again so I can find it and share it on the MostNorthern Instagram page.
  4. Re-post and share your art wherever you can to spread the word about the challenge and climate change.
  5. If you come late to the challenge, don’t stress, you can still get involved!

31 Day Climate Change Art Challenge

This global heatwave, the fires consuming the Arctic Circle, and the fact my baby girl is sad a lot of the time at the moment because she’s just too damn hot has prompted me to start a climate change art challenge, starting on the on the 1st of August and ending on the 31st. There really is no time like the present to start influencing change.

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If you want to get involved it would be fantastic. There’s no right or wrong art. If you want to create 31 photos influenced on how this heatwave has affected you, that’s cool. If you want to mix things up, say, make a poem one day, a photograph the next, a painting the day after that, that’s cool too. Art in all forms, including music and film, is welcome, so long as you are expressing your thoughts, feelings, emotions and ideas about our challenged planet.

When you’ve made your art piece, it would be great if you could put it up on Instagram and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge so I can find it, and then I’ll share it on the MostNorthern Instagram page.

You can also post it to the Facebook page I’ve made especially for this challenge. I intend to share art on Instagram by 7pm daily, give or take an hour. It doesn’t matter when you post on the FB page.

If enough people take part, I may look into producing a publication or organizing an exhibition to showcase the creations.

If you need some inspiration, you can find art I’ve made at the MostNorthern shop. I’ve also made a Pinterest board, which I’ll update regularly throughout the challenge. If you have any questions, drop them in the comments box below.

 

Eyes On The Arctic : Need To Read Things

In this weekly post, I collect all the need-to-read arctic related things that I’ve found over the past several days, and put them here in a handy bundle of links for you to pick, click and read.

12526-snowflakePolar Bears Appear Where They Never Were Before

12526-snowflakeThe Arctic Is On Fire, And You Can See It From Space

12526-snowflakeArctic Wild Goose Chase Threatens Chicks As Temperatures Rise

12526-snowflakeWe Can’t Hide From Global Warming’s Consequences

12526-snowflakeBetter Living Through Tide Pools

12526-snowflake‘City of icebergs:’ Study Says 100s Of Arctic Glaciers Shrinking, Disappearing

12526-snowflakeAn inside look at the AGO’s largest showcase of Inuit art

12526-snowflakeHeat wave scorches Sweden as wildfires rage in Arctic Circle

 

Eyes On The Arctic : Need-To-Read Things

In this weekly post, I collect all the need-to-read arctic related things that I’ve found over the past several days, and put them here in a handy bundle of links for you to pick, click and read.

12526-snowflake Plastic Tide Reaches The Arctic And Polar Bears

12526-snowflake Massive Iceberg In Greenland Breaking Up (Video)

12526-snowflake How Global Warming Is Destroying Our Best-Preserved Archeological Sites

12526-snowflake Ongoing Global Heatwave Is Setting All-Time Hottest Temperature Records All Over

12526-snowflake Beavers Are Moving Into The Arctic And You Can See It From Space

12526-snowflake As Arctic Warms Reindeer Herders Tangle With New Industries

12526-snowflake Nunavut Day Celebrations Include Facebook Beginning

12526-snowflake Welsh Students Create Ice-Rebuilding Machines

12526-snowflake Exploring The Arctic On A Sledge

 

International Polar Bear Day

Today is International Polar Bear Day, a global event organised by Polar Bears International to raise awareness about the disastrous impact climate change is having on polar bear populations.

I want my daughter to see a wild polar bear. I want to see a wild polar bear. And I imagine that you too would like to see a wild polar bear. I want us all to see big, wild, healthy, flourishing bears dominating the Arctic skyline.

But, unless we all make an effort to take action, the likelihood of that happening diminishes every moment we continue to burn the planet up with our carbon output.

An excellent way of highlighting this global concern is by reminding people, all the time, about polar bears. And by reminding them about polar bears, you’re reminding them about climate change, as it’s literally impossible to think about a polar bear without thinking about their endangered situation, and the fact that unless we get our shit together, and act now, the Arctic will be empty of polar bears in 30-40 years.

You don’t have to do this with ranting lectures though. Instead, you can be more subtle with things you use on a day to day basis (like a tote bag or a necklace) and things you can pass on (such as greeting cards and cookies.)

It’s essential to get the kids involved too. By engaging them in reading stories about polar bears and having them play with polar bear toys, you can can educate them on the importance of us all doing our part to save these beautiful animals.

Below you’ll find 10 carefully selected products that will help you to remind yourself, your family and those all around you to think about the planets largest land carnivores, and how bleak a future would be without them.

Polar Bear Necklace / Quimmeq

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Wooden Polar Bear Toy / Atelier Saint Cerf

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Polar Bear Tote Bag / Kitsch Attic

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Polar Bear Origami Cookie Cutter / Le Cuisinier

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Organic Cotton Baby Harem Pants / Freya And Thor

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Felt Polar Bear Hanger / Black Sugar Creations

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Northern Lights Greeting Card / Lupi Art

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Polar Bear Silhouette Mittens / Alaska Mittens

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The Polar Bear / Jenni Desmond

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Adopt A Polar Bear / WWF

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If you’re interested in finding more inspirational things you can make/buy/see I’ve made a Pinterest board for International Polar Bear Day where you can find plenty to keep you occupied for the rest of today and beyond.

– Katie / Your Eyes In The North

Pulse Of The Arctic : Increase Your Arctic Awareness

Watch : Polar Bear On Thin Ice

Read : You Can Help Polar Bears By Changing Your Diet

Climate scientists have stated that 330 grams of carbon are emitted for one single meal with beef, according to researcher M. Sanjayan, “that’s like driving a car three miles.” He added, “we’re probably eating too much meat…vegan is the way to go for the least impact on the planet.”

Listen : Ludovico Einaudi ‘Elegy For The Arctic’

Look : Art By Banksy

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