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Human Glacier Project performed in front of Macky Auditorium before an Inside the Greenhouse event interviewing James Balog


Inside the Greenhouse (ITG) takes an interdisciplinary approach to creative climate communication. It was created in 2012 with my co-founders Max Boykoff of Environmental Studies, Rebecca Safran of Evolutionary Biology, and later joined by Phaedra Pezzullo of Communication. My primary ITG project for the past five years has been Shine, an original musical performance for youth-led community engagement for resilience planning. Shine weaves climate science and artistic expression into a funny and powerful story that spans 300 million years of geological time to convey the interrelationship among energy, humanity, and climate. I toured Shine to communities in conjunction with the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Initiative from 2015 to 2017. My most recent book Performance for Resilience: Engaging Youth on Energy and Climate through Music, Movement, and Theatre (Palgrave 2017) shares an account of each location reached and the lessons learned from facilitating local youth in performing Shine. Another ongoing ITG project focuses on climate comedy in partnership with Boykoff. Together we have published articles on the impacts of “good natured” climate

Inside the Greenhouse

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