The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) in partnership with the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice and Shadow Light Productions, is excited to announce the launch of a new video series, Taking Action Against Climate Change. These five videos – which debuted at the AMA’s 2018 Conference Cultivating Connections: Museums and the Environment – will help museums to raise awareness of this vital issue and will support the global museum community in taking an active role in the fight against climate change.
The series, along with Museums and the Climate Challenge video, released in April 2018, are funded in part by the Government of Alberta and will provide resources for museums as they embrace their role as agents of change in society. All are available for free download here.
Containing practical examples of how individuals can take proactive action to address climate issues, the five videos are intended to be shared across multiple platforms by the Alberta museum community and beyond. The videos are hopeful and engaging, and demonstrate not only what museums are doing to mitigate their carbon footprints but also how individuals and other institutions can, by making sustainable choices, affect real change to address this global problem.
Museums are key civic resources in promoting public conversations about our collective well-being. The Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice is honoured to partner with the Alberta Museums Association and Shadow Light Productions to produce these videos, all of which are intended to broaden and deepen public engagement in climate change awareness and community resilience.Dr. Robert R. Janes, Founder and Co-Chair, Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice
These five new videos continue the dialogue that began with our first video: Museums and the Climate Challenge. They demonstrate how museums continue to facilitate and lead conversations around issues that are important to their communities and find innovative and inclusive solutions that impact the future of our communities. We hope they will be widely distributed, and inspire people to take action now to combat climate change and build a more sustainable future.Meaghan Patterson, AMA Executive Director / CEO