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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.

Events[edit | edit source]

Community action projects[edit | edit source]

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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A block party or street party is a party in which many members of a single community congregate, either to observe an event of some importance or simply for mutual solidarity and enjoyment. The name comes from the form of the party, which often involves closing an entire city block to vehicle traffic or just a single street. Many times, there will be a celebration in the form of playing music, games, dance and activities with food such as popcorn machines and barbecues.

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.

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Other ideas[edit | edit source]

  • Advocate and promote Green sports and recreation and associated community sports facilities
  • Advocating environmentally friendly sports events
  • Local distinctiveness events
  • Community choirs
  • Community maps
  • Community art from recycled materials
  • Adventure playgrounds created from recycled materials
  • Green film festivals
  • Green arts and drama events
  • incorporating arts programs into the activities of community centres
  • setting up Arts centres
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Arts, sport and culture and climate change[edit | edit source]

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A Creative Approach to Community Climate Action, Xavier Cortada
Authors: TED, Dec 23, 2022

Conviviality[edit | edit source]

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The English word "conviviality" means "the enjoyment of festive society, festivity", or, as applied to people, "convivial spirit or disposition".

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Based on the “intermediate technology” by the economist Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher in his work Small is beautiful, the Appropriate Technology movement encompasses convivial technological choice, to promote characteristics such as autonomy, energy efficiency, decentralization, local production, and sustainable development.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

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the Citizen Artist
Authors: Lucy Neal
Date: 2015-12-29
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Medicine
Authors: Rising Appalachia, May 13, 2015
Date: 2015-05-12
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Gaia Earth Artwork
Authors: Gaia is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram
Date: 2019-06-05

Together with the music of Rising Appalachia, the Rise Collective W is used to support many of the Smith sisters' community-based projects uniting the arts and justice. Having themselves been community activists during their travels, Leah and Chloe Smith want their art to also be a source of activism, as well as of cultural development.

More video: Belgium, Climate action

How to's[edit | edit source]

Other resources[edit | edit source]

  • 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

See also[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

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Authors Phil Green
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Created May 12, 2015 by Phil Green
Modified February 10, 2024 by Phil Green
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