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Arts, sports and cultural events and resources can help increase awareness of sustainability issues, provoke discussion and exploration of new ideas and solutions.

What communities can do[edit | edit source]

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  • Green fairs
  • Benches and seats as public art
  • Advocate and promote Green sports and recreation and associated community sports facilities
  • Advocating environmentally friendly sports events
  • Street parties
  • Local distinctiveness events
  • Community maps
  • Community art from recycled materials
  • Adventure playgrounds created from recycled materials
  • Green film festivals
  • Green arts and drama events

Benches and seats as public art[edit | edit source]

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Green Fairs[edit | edit source]

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Green Fairs can be a way of promoting sustainability in a relaxed and fun setting. Some pay a lot of attention to their own carbon and environmental footprint.

Street party[edit | edit source]

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As a form of activism street parties are festive and/or artistic efforts to reclaim roadways as public space by large groups of people. They were made known in Western Europe and North America by the actions of Reclaim the Streets, a widespread "dis-organization" dedicated to reclaiming public space from automobiles and consumerism. In a somewhat different context, Poland's Orange Alternative staged festive protests to break the Communist government's monopoly on public life. W

Resources[edit | edit source]

  • How To Start A Social Street on Shareable
  • Making is Connecting - site about Making is Connecting project, with extracts, video, etc., by David Gauntlett W

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"With the increasing awareness of movements like Extinction Rebellion and Fridays For Future, citizen activism is a social trend that's here to stay. There’s incredible technology at our fingertips and when used strategically, it has the potential to influence millions." Gabriella Tavini [1]


"The twentieth century has transformed the entire planet from a finite world of certainties to an infinite world of questioning and doubt. So, if ever there was a need to stimulate creative imagination and initiative on the part of individuals, communities and whole societies that time is now. The notion of creativity can no longer be restricted to the arts; it must be applied across the full spectrum of human problem-solving." Our Creative Diversity, UNESCO

Video[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2020

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UK arts' leading figures join call for green recovery from coronavirus crisis [2] Jun 22

2019

Royal Shakespeare Company to end BP sponsorship deal. [3] Oct 2 ...Arts, sport and culture UK

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A new, collective business model for traditional crafts in Oaxaca. [4] May 2 ...Mexico

Building a fair art market in a sharing economy. [5] Apr 29

2018

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Singing Cicadas Collective amplifies power of creative storytellers in Hong Kong, Dec 17 [6] ...China news

South Bronx teens get creative about climate change, Oct 23 [7] ...New York City

"The mission is to remind people what they have in them already": Common Wealth are making movements from theatre, Sep 3 [8] ...Arts, sport and culture UK

2017

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World’s first solar panel mural unveiled in San Antonio, Nov 17 [9] ...Texas

Singing for Peace – Dahab, Egypt, Nov 11 [10]

Berlin's Holzmarkt Shows the Incredible Potential of Urban Villages, Aug 23 [11]

How an open source board game is saving the planet. Students learn how to solve environmental problems while having a good time and contributing to the maker community. Jul 28 [12]

How Crowdfunding and Collaboration Helped Create a Vibrant Cultural Space in Buenos Aires, Apr 17 [13] ...Argentina

2015

Creative Communities and Arts-Based Placemaking, Jun 13 [14]

2008

Linking Sport and the Environment to the Peace and Poverty Agenda in Kenya, UNEP and Underprivileged Children and Youth Kick Off New Reconciliation Initiative [15]

Events[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]


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Interwiki links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Intangible cultural heritage, Traditional knowledge (category)

Greenlivingpedia: Green sports and recreation

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External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]