Tara de Porte, who is research fellow at the Labex OT-Med and at the IMéRA (l’Institut d’Etudes Avancées) of Aix-Marseille University and the Founder and Executive Director of Human Impacts Institute launched in October 2015 Human Impact Stories "Climate Connections" project.
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How do we inspire people to take climate action? What do we need to effectively communicate complex problems and solutions? And who are the people leading the way in our communities? Imagine you could explore these questions, while walking through your city viewing beautiful artwork and listening to great stories. Human Impacts Stories Marseille, which was launched during the arrival of the "Climate Train" and the "Festival of Science" on Sunday, October 11th, did just that by creating a "climate walking tour" of the City of Marseille, where we could all explore climate change in a personal way through the tales of diverse, local people and their perspectives, experience, and actions.
The Human Impact Stories program of the NY-based NGO "Human Impacts Institute (HII)" makes climate science and solutions fun and beautiful, while inspiring each us to do our part by telling the local, personal stories of people taking climate action in diverse ways. Through a combination of visual design, podcasts, and artistic installations, Human Impact Stories make the people behind climate action come to life. Using storytelling as a basis for connecting people with the "why should I care", while also giving us key informatoin we need to take action.
The second series of Human Impact Stories "Climate Connections" shares climate stories from the area around Marseille, France, where Tara DePorte, developed the series, which showcases local researchers and practitioners who are connecting climate change to other issues central to our daily lives. "Research shows that if people are able to personally connect to complex, often overwhelming issues such as climate change, then they are more likely to care and want to be a part of the solution" commented Ms. DePorte. "By both connecting climate change to other issues that we all think about regularly, such as money, food, our health, and also sharing the stories of local people who ARE making a difference, we see a real opportunity for inspiring YOU to get involved."
Facilitator: Tara DePorte, Founder and Executive Director, Human Impacts Institute and visual artist (NYC)
Climate Change, Economics and Migration
Energy, Transportation and Climate
Climate and Society
City and Climate
Agriculture and Climate
Water and Climate
Pollution, Health and Climate Change
Law and Sea-Level Change and Climate Change
Risk/Perception of Climate Risk
Governance and Climate Change
date mise a jour 26 November 2015