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Take Action: Coral
Has our "Vanishing Coral" special inspired you to take action in helping protect coral reefs? While researching and interviewing experts for the program, we have identified some of the key scientists and naturalists working against warming seas, pollution, and destructive fishing practices to preserve these vital ecosystems around the world.
Bioshpere Foundation: With a goal to inspire intelligent use of the Earth’s natural resources and empower individuals to become leaders in biosphere stewardship, the Biosphere Foundation works locally with island peoples, whose livelihood is most affected by sweeping ecological changes.
Blue Frontier Campaign: Expanding the “Seaweed" marine grassroots citizen movement that works to protect, explore and restore our public seas. Campaigns range from connecting underserved students with their local waters, to honoring heads of state, to producing ocean books and blue media, all to generate waves of change.
Friends of Menjangan: A community movement to preserve and protect Menjangan Island and its coral reef, as well as the surrounding bioregion in Northwest Bali, Indonesia.
Wildlife Conservation Society: WCS's goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, which are home to more than 50 percent of the world's biodiversity.
Kids Ocean Day: dedicated to a sustainable and healthy planet for all life, by educating and motivating kids into action.
Project Kaisei: An ocean clean-up initiative that inspires innovation on both land and at sea. Learn how you can help eliminate plastic from our oceans and get info on Project Kaisei’s efforts to clean-up and address the problem of marine debris/ocean trash.
Project Drawdown maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming, all currently existing. It is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. A new book edited by Paul Hawken.
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There’s a long and glorious tradition of artists turning to their immediate surroundings for the materials with which to make their work. So when an artist becomes a parent, specifically a mom, why not expect the same kinds of investigations?
Art about motherhood has been devalued just about as long as the work of raising children has. But starting in the 20th century, we can find many examples of artworks that use the images or materials of motherhood to great effect.
It seems to be difficult for us to be truly transparent about the value hierarchy we place on women — especially in the art world, which remains one of the last unregulated markets in the developed world.
It can sometimes feel like motherhood is invisible in the art world. Here are some resources for artist-mothers, including additional reading, grants and networks available to them.
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