Save the Dates! January 25th & 26th our second international virtual conference on how to address Climate Change and Sustainability through Arts Action.
Climate Action through Art: Out of Apathy and Into Action!
Carrie Zeigler, Earth Artist
Speaker, expert in community engagement through large scale art installations
Washington, United States
Are you struggling to create real impact in the communities you serve? In this interactive
Keynote, Artist, Speaker, and Community Engagement Expert, Carrie Ziegler will take you on a
journey that will rocket you Out of Apathy and into Action! Together, we will explore the transformative power of collaborative art and its capacity to create change in us as individuals, in our communities, and beyond.
This Keynote is designed for artists, scientists, teachers, and change makers looking for a creative way to engage your communities in taking real action. You do not need to be an artist yourself.
School of the (Im)Possible: Art and Play as a tool to tackle Climate Change in Education.
Plato Cultural, Greater Florianópolis, Brazil
What if S.O.S, an organisation from the future, found a way to communicate with our time? What if they invited our children to embark on an (Im)possible mission to save our planet?
The ‘School of the (Im)Possible’ is an immersive education experience for kids aged 8-10 year olds from primary schools. It is based on a fictional plot: a time travelling bookshelf appears in classroom filled with mysterious still-to-be-written books from the future. The students’ interaction with the bookshelf opens up a communication channel with Massami Alamair, a scientist living in 2072, who invites the young students to join an (im)possible mission: “to re-write the future with sustainable solutions.” This immersive experience sought inspirations in
the 17 UN sustainable development goals and it is exploring links with both the Brazilian and the
Scottish Curricula. The pedagogical approach has been developing and testing, through this
playful, immersive and gamified educational experience, the teaching-learning methodology called “learning adventures”. The experience has so far allowed the construction of new educational spaces permeated by art and new technologies, immersive theatre, and active
methodologies with verified social impact. The young students are invited to recognize their potential as transforming agents in society, while they advance in educational goals.
Nalwadda Phiona Masiko, Project Manager
International STEM Educator of the Year
Youth Fighting Climate Change Nonprofit
Kyaddondo County, Wakiso District, Uganda
Named 2021 STEM Teacher of the Year by the International STEM Success Summit, Nalwadda Phiona Masiko works as Projects Manager at YOFICC (Youth Fighting Climate Change) in Uganda. YOFICC’s mission: to preserve our natural resources, design alternative remedies for use and train youths on how to preserve natural resources.
Ben Evans , Writer
Federal Legislative Director
at U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC, United States
Ben Evans is federal legislative director at the U.S. Green Building Council, helping lead the council’s advocacy work in Washington promoting green buildings and sustainable communities. Ben brings more than 20 years of experience working in politics, government affairs and communications, mostly in the energy sector. He has extensive experience developing policy, creating strategic advocacy campaigns, building stakeholder coalitions, and engaging with Congress and the executive branch. He has been quoted or published in national media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, Politico and Reuters. Prior to joining USGBC, Ben was vice president of public affairs at the Alliance to Save Energy, overseeing the Alliance’s work to advance energy efficiency policy, including government affairs and policy communications. Prior to that, Ben he director of public affairs at the National Biodiesel Board, the biodiesel trade association. Previously, he was a reporter covering politics in the Washington bureau of The Associated Press and at Congressional Quarterly, where he covered the landmark Energy Policy Act of 20