This is a very incomplete listing of organisations, networks and information sites on different aspects of environmental and climate change or the Anthropocene, with perspectives including the arts, humanities, and natural, physical and social sciences.
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Anthropocene Magazine – Anthropocene is an initiative of Future Earth, built in partnership with the Future Earth Media Lab based at the Stockholm Resilience Center. Editorially, Anthropocene is the evolution of Conservation magazine, which brings with it a 15-year track record of journalism and design excellence.
Anthropocene Transitions website digest – Anthropocene Transitions is a weekly selection of discussion about the Anthropocene and transition from across the web. Provided by the Anthropocene Transitions project, it is updated at midnight (GMT+10) every Saturday.
The Arctic Cycle – The Arctic Cycle uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from earth and social scientists, and actively seek community and educational partners.
Artists & Climate Change – An initiative of The Arctic Cycle, to track works artistic work about climate change all over the world and gather them in one place. It is both a study of what is being done, and a resource for anyone interested in the subject. “We deeply believe that what artists have to say about climate change will shape our values and behavior for years to come. For that reason alone, we should pay attention.
Artsadmin – Artsadmin enables artists to create without boundaries, producing bold, interdisciplinary work to share with local, national and international audiences. The advisory service supports artists at every stage of their development with free advice and opportunities. At Toynbee Studios in London, Artsadmin has established a centre for the creation, rehearsal and presentation of new work.
Art.Earth – A family of artists and organisations whose work focuses on contemporary art and ecology. Allied with the Arts & Ecology programme at Schumacher College. art.earth incorporates RANE, the Research in Art, Nature and Environment network. Allied with the Arts &Ecology programme at Schumacher College.
Arts Catalyst – Arts Catalyst works with contemporary artists and scientists, commissioning art projects that spark dynamic conversations about our changing world. Over the last 23 years Arts Catalyst has collaborated with world-class galleries and museums, major universities, artists groups and festivals.
ASCUS Art & Science – ASCUS Art & Science is a non-profit organisation committed to bridging the gap between the arts and sciences. We work with partners and practitioners to create innovative trans-disciplinary projects to engage new and wider audiences and facilitate innovative public engagement with both fields.
Ask the Wild – Ask the Wild is a project by British artists Marcus Coates and Feral Practice. Through a series of public events and podcasts, Ask the Wild offers fresh perspectives on personal, social, and political issues in human society, by bringing the expert knowledge of the natural history disciplines to bear on everyday human problems and dilemmas.
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK & Ireland – ASLE-UKI represents and supports scholars and writers, in the Atlantic archipelago and beyond, interested in the environment and its expression in the cultural imagination: a forum for ‘environmental criticism’ and ‘ecocriticism’.
Brexit & Environment – Brexit & Environment is a network of independent researchers from across the UK and the EU working on different projects related to Brexit and the environment. The website, funded by the ESRC, is a hub of information on how Brexit affects the environment and related sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and climate change. Policy-makers and environmental NGOs need expert knowledge in order to seize the opportunities and mitigate the risks posed by Brexit. The public too needs information.
Carbon Brief – Carbon Brief is a UK-based website “covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. We specialise in clear, data-driven articles and graphics to help improve the understanding of climate change, both in terms of the science and the policy response. We publish a wide range of content, including science explainers, interviews, analysis and factchecks, as well as daily and weekly email summaries of newspaper and online coverage.”
The Centre for Alternative Technology – CAT is an education and visitor centre in mid-Wales demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. We cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.
Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World – CCANW explore new understandings of our place within Nature through the Arts. Allied with the Arts &Ecology programme at Schumacher College.
Cli-Fi Report Global – CFR is a research tool for academics and media professionals to use in gathering information and reporting on the rise of the emerging cli-fi term worldwide. “As the 20th century began to morph into the 21st century in the late 1990s, the global landscape of cultural production started to teem with a cornucopia of fictional ‘cli-fi” texts in print and on cinema and TV screens, engaging with the local and global impact of man-made global warming.”
Climate Access – Climate Access is a nonprofit organization building political and public support for climate solutions through our learning network of climate leaders, pilot engagement projects and strategic services.
Climate Knowledge Brokers – CKB is a growing alliance of currently around 150 leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specialising in climate and development information. It brings together a diverse set of information players, from international organisations to research institutes, NGOs and good practice networks, and covers the full breadth of climate-related themes.
The Climate Media Net – The goal of the Climate Media Net is to help develop fresh and popular approaches to climate change in non-news UK media: a new, independent resource for broadcast, print and online media, focusing on high rating mainstream content (entertainment, comedy, drama, soaps, sitcoms, features and factual). Our interest is not to push any particular line on climate change but rather to bring the subject into the mainstream of public awareness and conversation.
Climate Outreach – Climate Outreach’s mission is to help people understand climate change in their own voice, and is Europe’s leading climate communication organisation.
Commonweal – Commonweal supports ordinary people who work for a nonviolent world, mainly by sharing resources online
maintaining a unique collection of books, pamphlets and journals on nonviolent social change, and offering a major set of archives on the history of nonviolent direct action.
The Conversation – The Conversation is curated by professional editors, with content from university scholars to offer informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world, including culture, the environment, climate change and the Anthropocene.
Creative Carbon Scotland – CCS is a charity that believes that the arts and culture have an essential role in achieving the transformational change to a sustainable future. They work with artists and individuals, cultural and sustainability organisations, funders and policymakers, connecting them to the change process and exploring how the cultural sector can contribute.
Culture and Climate Change – Culture and Climate Change is a series of events and publications from partners at the University of Sheffield and The Open University, communicating insights through freely available print and web publications and podcasts. Its activities seek to break new ground on this important topic.
Culture Unstained – is a research, engagement and campaigning organisation which aims to end fossil fuel sponsorship of culture. “We call on arts and cultural organisations to cut their ties to fossil fuels, with the aim of undermining the social legitimacy that the industry gains from these relationships.”
D-Fuse – a London-based artist collective who work across a range of media, encompassing installations, film, experimental documentary, photography, live cinema performances and architectural projects, to address social and environmental themes and explore collaborative processes.
Dragonfly Eco – Dragonfly.eco is all about writing meaningful stories about our natural world, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and prose. This project combines other sites, including eco-fiction.com, to provide an online storytelling portal, which writers, academics, publishers, and readers may freely use as reference or as a way to share eco-writings.
Ecosophia – Ecosophia is a website by author John Michael Greer, a widely read author and blogger whose work focuses on the overlaps between ecology, spirituality, and the future of industrial society. He served twelve years as Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, and currently heads the Druidical Order of the Golden Dawn.
Edge Effects – a digital magazine produced by graduate students at the Centre for Culture, History and Environment (CHE) at Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Edie – edie is the year-round resource providing energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals with the practical information, insight and intelligence they need to make their businesses more sustainable.
Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network – EEHN is an interdisciplinary research network which aspires to be: relational in its approach to key issues and problems; responsive to new developments, opportunities and research insights; open to public or artistic collaborations.
Ensia – Ensia is an independent, nonprofit magazine presenting new perspectives on environmental challenges and solutions to a global audience.
Environment and Energy – formerly Environment Research Web and now part of Physics World, E&E has regular news items and articles on environmental science.
Future Earth – Future Earth is an international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world.
The Guardian – The Guardian provides news and commentary on culture, the environment, climate change and the Anthropocene
Happy Museum Project – Happy Museum provides a leadership framework for museums to develop a holistic approach to wellbeing and sustainability. The project reimagines the museum’s purpose as steward of people, place and planet.
Humanities for the Environment network of Observatories – The HfE Observatories are piloting projects and research that seeks to answer questions about the role of the humanities in a time in which human activity is significantly reshaping the geological future of the planet.
Imagine 2020 – Imagine 2020 (2.0) is a network of 10 EU based arts organisations, funded by Creative Europe. It funds artistic commissions, research and development and promotes the sharing of resources, ideas, knowledge and debate across the various topics under the umbrella of art and ecology.
International Cloud Atlas – The World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) International Cloud Atlas describes the classification system for clouds and meteorological phenomena used by all WMO Members. The classifications also describe meteorological meteors other than clouds – hydrometeors, lithometeors, photometeors, and electrometeors – with contrails from aircraft now designated as Cirrus homogenitus.
The Journal of Wild Culture – Much is spinning out of control, and it’s often the job of humans to see if what is getting too wild can brought back into balance. The Journal of Wild Culture wants to be part of the discussions and stories that are at the centre of this rebalancing work.
Julie’s Bicycle – Julie’s Bicycle supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability, providing the creative community with the skills to act, using their creativity to influence one another, audiences and the wider movement.
Manchester Climate Monthly – MCFly “exists to inform and inspire and connect people in (Greater) Manchester who are taking or who want to take action to improve the quality of their lives and communities and to prepare for the changes that are coming because of climate change and energy price rises.”
Marine Conservation Society – “MCS’ vision is for seas rich in wildlife, abundant fish stocks and pollution free beaches and bathing waters – seas that are fit for wildlife to thrive in and for people to enjoy, and seas that will support future generations with abundant resources.”
Mothers of Invention – “Climate change is a man-made problem — with a feminist solution!” Each episode of this podcast features the Mothers of Invention driving powerful solutions to climate change – from the grassroots to the courtroom, the front lines to the boardroom – all over the world. Created by Mary Robinson — the first female President of Ireland and climate justice campaigner is one of the women leading the global climate movement — and Maeve Higgins, an Irish comic based in New York.
New Weather Institute – “The New Weather Institute is a co-op and a think-tank, created to accelerate the rapid transition to a fair economy that thrives within planetary boundaries. We find, design and advocate ways of working and living that are more humane, reasonable and effective.” Projects include Modern Folk Tales, a monthly blog of essays and new or reimagined folk tales.
O N C A – ONCA is a gallery and performance space in Brighton and believes that the arts are capable of catalysing dramatic shifts within society. Its mission is to inspire positive action in response to current cultural and environmental urgencies, through creativity, courage, collaboration, playfulness, learning and impact.
Plastic Oceans Foundation – A UK-based charity with a mission “to change the world’s attitude toward plastic within one generation. Plastic pollution is a global issue that impacts our ocean, our health and our wellbeing. Through education, science and our film, we are working to stem the tide of plastic entering the ocean, before it is too late. Our Request? Rethink Plastic.”
Platypus – Platypus is the blog of the American Anthropological Association’s ‘Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing’. It has a small but no doubt growing strand under an ‘environmental anthro’ tag. (And it’s About page answers the obvious question about the blog’s name: ‘What could a rare endemic species from Australia have to do with an association of anthropologists who study science, technology, and computing?’)
Power Culture – Power-Culture is a place to explore our energy generation through the arts
RealClimate – RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. It aims to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary.
Resilience – Resilience.org aims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these: “a community library with space to read and think, but also as a vibrant café in which to meet people, discuss ideas and projects, and pick up and share tips on how to build the resilience of your community, your household, or yourself.”
Schumacher College – Schumacher College is an international centre for nature-based education, personal transformation and collective action.
Sounding Coastal Conversations – a research project about social and environmental change in North Norfolk, using sound, music and different kinds of listening, to explore the ways in which the coast is changing and how peoples’ lives are changing with it. The project home is Blakeney village and the research activities focus upon the village, Blakeney National Nature Reserve, and North Norfolk more generally.
The Story of Stuff – a project that grew from a film: “We have a problem with Stuff. We use too much, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be. Together, we can build a society based on better not more, sharing not selfishness, community not division.”
Sustainable Development Research Network – SDRN is an initiative coordinated by the Policy Studies Institute in London. SDRN aims to facilitate and strengthen the links between providers of research and policymakers across government, in order to improve evidence-based policymaking to deliver the UK government’s objectives for sustainable development.
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research – The Tyndall Centre is an inter-disciplinary research centre dedicated to the identification, promotion and facilitation of sustainable solutions to the climate change problem. It brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists who are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change.
UKCIP – UKCIP works at the boundary between scientific research, policy making and adaptation practice to bring together the organisations and people responsible for addressing the challenges climate change will bring.
Water Museums Global Network – WMGN is an initiative aimed at calling on authorities and citizens who believe wholeheartedly in preserving all waters, together with their cultural and historical dimensions: those dimensions which still may narrate evocatively the special and unique relationship of humanity with this most precious source of life.
Wild Sanctuary – Wild Sanctuary has traveled the globe to record, archive, research, and express the voice of the natural world – its soundscape. These increasingly rare sounds of the wild inform and enrich our specialized efforts from the field to public performance.