Green Tease: Intergenerational climate justice and culture

11oct4:00 pm6:00 pmGreen Tease: Intergenerational climate justice and cultureAt this Green Tease we will explore what intergenerational climate justice is, and how art and culture can play a role in promoting it. OrganiserCreative Carbon ScotlandLeith Community Croft, 4A John's Pl, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7EL4:00 pm - 6:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeClimate Action,Cultural, Arts & SocialThemeClimate Justice,Communication & Storytelling,Community

Event Details

No one will feel the impacts of the climate emergency more than children and future generations.

Join us for this Green Tease on intergenerational climate justice and culture on the 11 October 4-6pm at Leith Community Croft. Together with experts in climate justice and creative climate education, we will discuss what intergenerational climate justice is, why it matters and how culture can be a way of giving a voice to future generations.

Children and future generations are at the forefront of bearing the burdens of the climate crisis. Still, they have little say over the decisions that will affect them more than anyone. Intergenerational justice argues that children have the right to be heard. That the climate crisis is a human rights issue and that climate action must reflect the needs and voices of everyone impacted. The complex interaction of the climate crisis with existing inequalities and injustices is an area where the arts and cultural sector can play a role in developing understanding and breaking down barriers to children participating in climate action.

An excellent example of this comes from one of our speakers Lucy Power, Co-director at Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education. In the run up to COP26 they facilitated the creation of a beautiful and moving soundscape of children’s voices that you can listen to here: Positive Imaginings Soundscape.

This event will partly take place outdoors so do bring warm, waterproof clothes. We provide tea and coffees to warm ourselves with!


Dr Elizabeth Cripps

Dr Elizabeth Cripps is a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Edinburgh and Associate Director of CRITIQUE: Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought. Liz researches and teaches climate justice and ethics. Her most recent books are What Climate Justice Means and Why We Should Care and Parenting on Earth: A Philosopher’s Guide to Doing Right By Your Kids – and Everyone Else. She also has a PhD in Philosophy from University College London and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

2050 Climate Group

Since 2014, 2050 Climate Group has been working to empower Scotland’s Young Leaders to lead action on tackling our climate crisis. Meet Laura Curtis-Moss and Alyson MacKay, who will share their work with intergenerational justice.

Lucy Power

Lucy Power is a Co-director of Rowanbank Environmental Arts and Education. Lucy has a background in environmental science and aerial performance art and steers the creative focus and output of the organisation. Together with Arran Sheppard she runs Positive Imaginings, a creative climate education project based on woodland performances, providing children an opportunity to imagine a positive future in the midst of the climate emergency. Positive Imaginings uses storytelling to empower and engage children in building hope and resilience for their future. Read our case study about the project here. Lucy has also been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research best practice in creative climate communication and education from around the world.

About the Green Tease

Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme connecting cultural practices and environmental sustainability across Scotland. Since 2013 Green Tease has provided a platform for those interested in teasing out the links between the arts, climate change and environmental sustainability through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and practices. Green Tease events are equally open to people from creative and environmental backgrounds and free to attend.


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