Vince Leo, Tomato Patch, 2015
The world often equates climate change with distant, dire circumstances: polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in the Antarctic, deforestation in the Amazon, the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef. While these are indeed worthy concerns, we are interested in our – and your – “neighborhood.”
What are the signs of climate change that you notice when you are riding your bike to the grocery store or walking your dog in the evening or in your garden out your back door or that place you’ve always visited for the last decade? What are the steps your friends are taking to limit their carbon footprint? What are some of the actions you see neighborhood organizations taking to mitigate climate change?
We have asked photographers from around the world to document such occurrences; to capture climate change and the struggle to control it at the local level, as it appears as part of everyday life.
Everyday for the next year days, we will release one of these photographs here and on a Neighborhood Climate Change tumblr, and other social media channels:
Neighborhood Climate Change is part of the programming for Northern Spark and Climate Rising | Climate Chaos.