Indiana Humanities (Organization)
Indiana Humanities manages an award-winning program called Indiana Campfires that pairs nature and literature to ignite conversations about Indiana’s future. Over the last year, Indiana Campfires has focused on the White River watershed and the larger question of how Hoosiers relate to water and to each other across watersheds. To explore these connections further, they funded the creation of three short films about the White River. The films are meant to awaken a new appreciation of the White River and spark meaningful conversations about its future.
Eagle Creek Park Foundation Inc (Organization)
Every year, the Eagle Creek Park Foundation sponsors three nature-themed art shows at Eagle Creek Park’s Earth Discovery Center. The first one is the Woodcarver, Woodturner and Wood burner exhibit where Indiana woodworkers showcase a wide array of artwork depicting beautiful wildlife, flora, and fauna. The second event is Images of Nature, a photography-based exhibit, highlighting nature-only photographs. Last is Celebration of Nature, an event where all types of artwork are accepted. The art shows are a great opportunity for area artists to showcase wildlife, nature, or landscapes through different mediums.
Sierra Club of Indiana (Organization)
The Sierra Club of Indiana holds a yearly art show called Environmental Justice in Indiana. This art shows allows artists inspired by environmental change to share their work with the community. Christina Clark, a local painter, photographer and visual artist says, “I believe artists have a unique opportunity to help others reimagine a world that is equitable, habitable, and sustainable.”
Slate Pacemakers Podcast Episode: After a Tornado, Greensburg, Kansas, Rebuilt Green. Was It Worth It? (Podcast)
After being destroyed by a tornado in 2007, the small midwestern town of Greensburg, Kansas decides to re-build sustainably, as a totally green community. Ten years out, has the green rebuilding program been successful, and is this a model that might be used by other towns? Or is going green harder than it seems?
Acres Land Trust (Organization)
Acres Land Trust acquires land and manages it with a priority on protecting natural resources and managing human impact. The promote knowledge and appreciation of the living systems we belong to through education and recreational use of the land. They are host an event called Ecological Reflections. It is a 200-year project compiling commissioned work by artists and scientists that is meant to reflect on how a place can change over time, leading to increased awareness and respect for the ecosystem around us.