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Questions to consider

ADVOCATE for Climate Action

Document your experience and share with your community

“If given a chance to get out and speak to people somewhat randomly on the street, I highly recommend it. I don’t mean going out and soliciting funds or votes or anything like that, but just having the conversation with people about something, which you can share. It is highly unlikely that if it weren’t for this project, I would ever meet the people I have met. We might ride on the same train, or be in line somewhere, or shop at the same store, without ever talking – simply because we would have no reason to speak. By putting myself out in public and doing something, which raises people’s curiosity, I have the chance to have conversations with people.” Eve Mosher, 8/27/07 HWL BLOG

How will Climate Change affect nonhuman species?

How will you engage the public in conversation about climate change?

What are the arguments against global warming?

How can art and design provide opportunities to talk about climate change?

What countries are producing the most emissions and from what source?

What was your experience of performing the HighWaterLine?

ACTION STEPS 1. Gather all of the materials used throughout the project – field notes, planning documents, research, maps, photos and other media 2. Organize these materials to create an outline for a presentation or workshop

ACTIONS • Engage a wider community in the project • Plan public events to share your experience marking the line • Communicate climate science concepts succinctly with the general public • Inquire what motivates people to take action around climate change • Record and Share stories about climate change with peers and community members • Increase public knowledge and understanding of C02 emissions • Document your process

3. Prepare a presentation or way to share your process and outcomes with your community 4. Share your HighWaterLine project and the stories that came out of this artwork

5. Host a public exhibition or public presentation 6. Invite a local environmental organization or university scientist to share climate research 7. Create email list and Facebook page to promote your presentation 8. Design a webpage to display documentation and information on your project online

Eve’s STORY The HighWaterLine project in New York City included a website with a blog (the blog was updated during the development and research of the project as well as each day that was spent drawing). At the conclusion of the project, Eve hosted an event where her documentary film was screened and she had a chance to talk about the project. Subsequent to that she has provided the video and other materials to art and science institutions for display purposes.

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SOME BLOG POSTS 5/17 - “And We’re Off!” 5/19 - “Rain Delay” 6/16 - “When it rains it pours” 6/18 - “Beach cities” 7/13 - “Let’s be real cool and act like nothings weird...” 7/27 - “Can you spare five minutes for the environment?” 8/11 - “A good day to...” 9/16 - “Contemplating climate change” 10/7 - “A Never Ending Story”

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HighWaterLine ACTION GUIDE  

ecoartspace presents Eve Mosher's HighWaterLine ACTION GUIDE, the first in a series of ten art and ecology learning guides presenting replic...

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