Category Archives: Creative Expression

Read about the latest Human Impacts Institute creative expression projects and events.

Performance, Debate, and ‘Climate Speed Dating’ in the Capitol: Human Impacts DC

In 2013-2014 the Human Impacts Institute is partnering with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of Germany to explore how we can make climate change personal to our communities and re-communicate climate issues to the American public in creative and engaging ways through our “Creative … Continue reading

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High School Nostalgia: Our Days with Dekalb School of the Arts

Witches, monsters, and popular icons were in no short supply on Halloween morning as the HII crew walked down the halls of DeKalb School of the Arts (DSA). We partnered with the Atlanta high school to work on media and … Continue reading

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One Down, Eight To Go: Reflections on Human Impacts Atlanta

In 2013-2014 the Human Impacts Institute is partnering with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of Germany to explore how we can make climate change personal to our communities and re-communicate climate issues to the American public in creative and engaging ways through … Continue reading

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Inspiration for Climate Action

Did you miss the “Energizing a Clean Climate Human Impacts Salon? Check out our highlight video here>> As an environmental nonprofit, the Human Impacts Institute (HII) inspires action for strong communities and a healthy environment.  When challenging people to confront … Continue reading

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The Impossible Hamster and HII Teach Global Kids to use Creativity to Promote Sustainability

On Thursday, June 6th, The Human Impacts Institute joined the Global Kids Climate Change Conference to host a workshop for a group of passionately ‘greenspired’ high-schoolers on just our specialty– creativity in sustainability! It was an absolute delight to see … Continue reading

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International Call to Artists: Ten Days of Climate Action

How would you tell the story of climate change? Call to Artists: Ten Days of Climate Action 2013 Developed by: The Human Impacts Institute (HII); Brooklyn, NYC Event Dates: September 20-29, 2013 Cash Prizes: First place: $500  •  Second place: $300  •  Third Place: $200 … Continue reading

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HII and Syracuse University: Creative Climate Campaigns!

In 2012, the Human Impacts Institute paired up with Syracuse University to develop and lead a workshop on The Creative Climate: Eco-Graphics Workshop to undergraduates at the University.  HII’s Executive Director, Tara DePorte, developed the course and worked with Syracuse … Continue reading

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School Evacuation Takes DUMBO By Storm

Sunday’s “School Evacuation” performance concluded HII’s Ten Days of Climate Action initiative. Ten performers, eight of which were children, performed an “evacuation” sequence consisting of slow motion walking and a quick-step dance routine, complete with 1920s garb and mesh “fish … Continue reading

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A Piece About Excess

Susan Albert’s tablecloth installation at Bryant Park and Whole Foods Market on Bowery St. made the connection between climate change and consumerism. North Americans produce more food waste than any other geographic group on the planet. Susan Albert’s brightly colored … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat

Laura Mega gave a performance at the Union Square Green Market on Monday, September 24 that reminded viewers of their climate impacts by the way they treat and eat food for 10 Days of Climate Action. Laura Mega’s performance involved … Continue reading

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