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Artists for the Earth is a global campaign that aims to bring people and communities together to address environmental issues. Artists and art organizations have worked to reach the public on a personal level through art. This enables people to gain a deeper connection and understanding about what's currently happening to the planet. Artists for the Earth hopes to inspire many to start taking action. Here are some of the featured artists that have done breath-taking work through a wide range of media.
Jacki Clark - Light in Dark Places
In this piece, Jacki paints in virtual reality to capture nature in darker times. Watch the video below to see her work.
Amanda Drewniak - Crocheted from plastic grocery bags
Amanda is an upcycle artist from Miami. She mixes yarn and different paints to create stunning pieces of plants and animals! Learn more about Amanda here.
Cath Sandker - Sustainable fashion
Cath created PLOYS Apparel, which is a fashion brand that repurposes pool toys and keeps PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) out of landfills. She has made beach bags, lunch bags and much more! Check out her Facebook page here.
Jordan B. Jordan - "Feast of May"
Jordan B. Jordan is a singer from Toronto who has released his debut single "Feast of May". This song is about how humans have destroyed the beauty of Earth over time, and how we can turn this around.
There are several ways you can use the arts to inspire change for the planet! Anyone can be an artist and has the power to create something impactful from nothing. If you need ideas on how to teach your students about sustainability with the arts, visit our arts page here. It's filled with amazing lessons plans, songs, raps, arts and craft activities, and much more!