Climate Creative TV: Zero Waste

Climate Creative TV (CCTV) brings you regular updates about our media club, upcoming events, and in general, all things climate-related.

A note from Climate Creative's Director, Logan Evasco, on the Media Club:

I always feel so invigorated and inspired every month after our media club. There's something so wonderful about investigating new environmental topics with other creative, complex thinkers. The other members are always teaching me about new scientific factoids, experimental social structures, or communication techniques. I love when we disect, critique, and learn from the actual vehicle of the media itself as well and get to think, "what can I learn from this for my art, my persuasive writing, or my communication campaigns”.

📰 Recap

The topic for March's Media Club was: Zero Waste. Here's what we read and watched.

Why cities need to advance towards zero waste by C40 Knowledge Hub

Club analysis: Do you know what percentage of waste your city is successfully diverted from the landfill? You can find out here! Though this article's primary intention is to help municipal staff and lawmakers advocate for better waste diversion, we got a lot out of this as well. It's packed with useful statistics, like that 5% of the world's GHGs come from waste disposal, and particularly missorted organic food waste. This perked up the ears of our resident composting expert, Elexis Padrón. Good read? 🌎 ✅

Japan’s Town With No Waste by Great Big Story

Club analysis: This short video is touching and brings zero-waste down to individual people's stories of system and habit change. It subsequently led to a debate around the concepts of eco-efficiency vs. eco-effectiveness and reduction vs. regeneration. Also, the video's production value is excellent and it features the work of The Zero Waste Academy, a program of Zero Waste Japan which is where one of our Media Club members, Mitsu Okuno, currently works ... what a happy coincidence! Good watch? 🌎 ✅

🖍️ Logan, our founder and director, made this AMAZING visual of the meeting’s proceedings - she’s clearly living up to her ‘Climate Creative’ tag!

💻 If you missed it, you can find the recording of March’s Media Club session here. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to access more content by Climate Creative!

📅 Upcoming Events: April 2021

🖥️ Think book club, but without all the guilt. The Climate Creative Media Club is a monthly multi-media discussion group, with resources that are fast to read (well, faster than a book at least) and fun to engage with!

In April's media club on April 1st 2021 at 10 AM PST, we will be exploring Food and Agriculture!

Join us

🎨 Are you working on a creative climate project, but need some accountability buddies/feedback/inspiration/collaborators?

Join us every Wednesday at 1.30 - 3 PM PST, for Art-countability - our weekly creative climate working sessions!

Register here

🌈 Climate Creative - Spring Cohort 2021

Climate Creative’s Spring Cohort 2021 is open for applications now - apply by 15th March 2021 to secure your place!

The Climate Creative Cohort is an 8-week creative collaborative endeavour. You’ll work with a group of like-minded, differently skilled individuals to ideate, plan, and execute a climate campaign. The program is a professional development opportunity that seeks to build participants’ creative skills, professional network, a database of resources, portfolio, catalogue of references, understanding of environmental issues and impacts, and will to fight climate change.

This cohort will run from 20th March - 15th May 2021.


🌎 Explore

Want to watch and read some interesting tidbits that the internet gave us this month?

🚢 See how a large commercial ship sailed across the Arctic in mid-winter for the first time, with this article explaining the consequences of the Arctic being open for business year-round.

🌡️ Ever wondered how much hotter your hometown is now than when you were born? Find out.

🖌️ Explore Jill Pelto’s artworks - watercolour paintings that include climate change data lines and graphs reflecting sea-level rise, glacier volume decline and increasing global temperatures!