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    The Artist's Role During Climate Change
"Speaking from the Gut: The Role of the Artist During Climate Change" is an article by Natasha Rivett-Carnac in The Global Environment, edition one, a publication of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management. Rivett-Carnac writes, "Artists have the skill, vision and capacity to create the dreams of the next generation and change the patterns of this one."

    Weather Report
"Weather Report: Art & Climate Change" is an exhibition curated by internationally renowned critic, art historian, and writer Lucy R. Lippard. It is presented in collaboration with EcoArts. The catalogue includes essays by by Lucy Lippard and Stephanie Smith. This exhibit partners the art and scientific communities to create a visual dialogue surrounding climate change. Historically, visual arts play a central role in attracting, inspiring, educating and motivating audiences. "Weather Report: Art and Climate Change" will exhibit artwork, in the museum and our partnering venues, and in outdoor site specific locations throughout Boulder, that will activate personal and public change.
Lippard, Lucy R., and Stephanie Smith. Weather Report : Art and Climate Change. Ed. Andrew Revkin. Chicago: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007. ISBN:0979900700

    Fragile Ecologies
"Fragile Ecologies" was a travelling exhibition that focused on activist, environmentally oriented art, and the role of artists as agents of change. It brought together material documenting the work of a dozen ecology-minded artists, or artist groups, working in diverse environments and situations.
Matilsky, Barbara C. Fragile Ecologies : Contemporary Artists' Interpretations and Solutions. Minneapolis: Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated, 1992. ISBN:0847815927

"Coined in 1999, the term ecovention (ecology + invention) describes an artist initiated project that employs an inventive strategy to physically transform an ecosystem. This exciting publication has been designed and written to attract a diverse audience. Ecovention juxtaposes interesting ecological facts alongside case studies of projects artists have realized, in tandem with scientists and community members. Active ecovention sites that span the globe, from Australia to Kenya and Italy to the United States are documented in this book. This is a refreshing look into how artistic ideas can be combined with the sciences to create a healthier and more meaningful world! Co-published by, the Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati and ecoartspace."
Spaid, Sue. Ecovention : Current Art to Transform Ecologies. Chicago: Contemporary Arts Center, The, 2002. ISBN:0917562747

    Eco-Centric Topics
Art conjoins with ecology each time artists synchronize nonhuman organisms, the non-living environment, and human actions. This encompassing mandate revamps, and sometimes reverses, cherished cultural values and entrenched cultural norms. Thus, although all 10 artists and groups discussed in this textlet address conventional concepts, the content is not conventional. Their ecocentric interpretations constitute an exciting, and sometimes daring, arena of artistic exploration. This volume offers the few categories that might appear among many others on a vast spreadsheet of thematic opportunities awaiting adoption by eco-artists.
Eco-Centric Topics: Pioneering Themes for Eco-Art. Artnow Publications, 2006. ISBN (Paperback) 0977742148; ISBN (PDF) 0-9777421-4-8; 140 pages.

    Cycle-Logical Art
The term 'cycle-logical' creates a linguistic link between recycling and psychology. Cycle-logic means utilizing cyclic logic that expands thinking beyond current uses and end-point goals. It envisions pre-production and post-use scenarios existing as stations along an ongoing itinerary of material use. Cycle-logic integrates recycling into decisions regarding which materials are mined, how they are fabricated, what uses they serve, when they are discarded, and how they are reused. It simultaneously seeks methods of reuse that assure the ability of eco systems to cope with stress, withstand adversity, recover from disturbance, create vitality, and invent their own recycling strategies. In this manner, cycling the earth's limited materials becomes a function of the mind's unlimited creativity.
Cycle-Logical Art: Recycling Matters for Eco-Art. Artnow Publications, 2007 (second edition). ISBN (Paperback) 0-9777421-5-6; ISBN (PDF) 0-9777421-6-4; 120 pages.

    Art in Action
"Art in Action: Nature, Creativity, and Our Collective Future" showcases works of art from eighty international artists with essays by each artist about nature as their source of inspiration.
Art in Action : Nature, Creativity, and Our Collective Future. Grand Rapids: Mandala, 2007. ISBN:1932771778

    Beyond Green
Balancing environmental, ethical, economic, and aesthetic concerns, sustainable design has the potential to transform everyday life and has already dramatically reshaped the practice of architecture. Beyond Green introduces a new generation of international artists who work at the intersection of sustainable design and contemporary art. The book explores the ways that this design strategy is being used and sometimes intentionally misused by an emerging group of artists who combine fresh aesthetic sensibilities with constructively critical approaches to the production, dissemination, and display of their art. Lavishly illustrated, the book also includes texts by and interviews with individual artists, along with substantial essays by exhibition curator Stephanie Smith and design historian Victor Margolin. What results is a bracing volume that will be of interest to practitioners and aficionados of design and art alike, as well as to environmentalists.
Smith, Stephanie. Beyond Green : Toward a Sustainable Art. New York: University of Chicago, David & Alfred Smart Museum, 2006. ISBN:0935573429

Badlands, which accompanies an exhibition at MASS MoCA, approaches landscape as a theme with variations, grouping artists and their art (which is shown in 150 color illustrations) by category: Historians, who recontextualize the history of landscape depiction; Explorers, who explore the environment and our place within it; Activists and Pragmatists, who alert us to problems in the natural world and suggest solutions; and the Aestheticists, who look at the beauty found in nature. Each section begins with an essay: Gregory Volk maps the evolution of the genre from the Hudson River School to Earth Art; Ginger Strand examines the relationship between man and landscape through our cultural history; Tensie Whelan discusses environmental science, sustainability, and climate change; and Denise Markonish considers the new genre of landscape that emerges from the work displayed in Badlands. As a physical object, Badlands supports the values represented by its intellectual and artistic content: it was produced using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified techniques including paper, printing, and inks.
Thompson, Joseph. Badlands : New Horizons in Landscape. Ed. Denise Markonish. New York: MIT P, 2008. ISBN:0262633663

    How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming
When the weather changes daily, how do we really know that Earth's climate is changing? Here is the science behind the headlines - evidence from flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs, trees, glaciers and much more, gathered by scientists from all over the world, sometimes with assistance from young "citizen-scientists." And here is what young people, and their families and teachers, can do to learn about climate change and take action. This book combines the talents of two uniquely qualified authors: Lynne Cherry, the leading children's environmental writer/illustrator, and Gary Braasch, award-winning photojournalist.
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Cherry, Lynne, and Gary Braasch. How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming. Minneapolis: Dawn Publications (CA), 2008. ISBN:1584691034

    Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World
This book is a comprehensive look at the world wide effects of climate change. In dramatic photographs, maps and quotes from world climate science leaders, this book shows how the earth is being changed right now. "Earth Under Fire" illustrates ongoing shifts from weather extremes and melting glaciers to disruptions of animal migration and plant growth, including the strong impact on human life, cities and cultures. It ends with a vision of how we can slow global warming and improve the lives of people everywhere.
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Braasch, Gary. Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World. 2nd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. ISBN:0520260252