Julie’s Bicycle calls on governments to address the gap between culture and environment policy

As the world’s governments negotiate policy to effectively limit climate change at COP26 in Glasgow, there is a crucial gap: culture policy. The cultural sector - the arts, creative industries and heritage - can make a crucial contribution to accelerating environmental action. Culture is vital to national economies, contributing creative skills and innovation, and influencing lifestyles, … Continue reading Julie’s Bicycle calls on governments to address the gap between culture and environment policy

Julie’s Bicycle finds the missing link in environment policy: culture

Julie’s Bicycle, a leading international NGO that mobilises the arts and culture to act on the climate crisis, has found that governments around the world have failed to adapt their culture policies to reflect the environmental emergency and commitments to the 2015 Paris climate agreement. In recent research, Julie's Bicycle set out to understand the … Continue reading Julie’s Bicycle finds the missing link in environment policy: culture

“Listening to a composition is an active experience, not just a passive one. It can make climate change feel more personal and inspire people to take action.”

Scientists and artists hope the emotional power of music will help move people to act on the climate crisis. Knvul Sheikh discusses the power of music in an article from 2019 on the New York Times website.   This Is What Climate Change Sounds Like Earth’s climate is changing around us. From the frequent wildfires … Continue reading “Listening to a composition is an active experience, not just a passive one. It can make climate change feel more personal and inspire people to take action.”

A variety of media offer images on the effects of climate change may help people be motivated to solve them

On a daily basis, a variety of media offer images that depict the effects of climate change to help us understand the extent of environmental damage. Carmela Cucuzzella, Professor Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal explains in an article on The Conversation website that through these experiences, people move a step closer … Continue reading A variety of media offer images on the effects of climate change may help people be motivated to solve them

Classical music is one of the greatest joys on our planet and that we need to make changes in order to keep it that way

Classical concerts consume energy in several ways: patrons traveling to the venue, the concert hall's lighting and heating costs, and the artist traveling via plane, car or bus to venues across the country or even the globe. While environmental activism and support is shown by performers and composers, there are ways in which music appreciators … Continue reading Classical music is one of the greatest joys on our planet and that we need to make changes in order to keep it that way

How classical music can reduce its carbon footprint

As we all prepare for COP26 in Glasgow, it is refreshing to see how various industries are addressing their carbon footprint.  Michela Comparey wrote on the Ludwig Van website how classical music is taking on climate change. While this was originally published last year, it is still very relevant today.   How Classical Music Is … Continue reading How classical music can reduce its carbon footprint