Beautiful Landscape

We are building a global cultural movement that's inspiring big, bold, and beautiful climate action. 

We need you.  Join us.

Arts and culture to inspire action for a just and thriving world.

What are your Human Impacts? Climate change is complex and often overwhelming. We also know that caring about something doesn’t necessarily lead us to meaningful impact.  We make action personal and practical by highlighting new voices of leadership, connecting you to solutions in engaging ways, and welcoming you to a diverse, creative community that is addressing the root causes of the climate crisis. 

How We Do It

EDUCATION

Developing leadership skills and tools for resiliency through hands-on learning, mentorship and community service.

Storytelling

Amplifying extraordinary voices of leadership and innovation through personal narratives.

EXHIBITS

Celebrating creative approaches to communicating and engaging people in the future we want.

CONVERSATION

Exploring local solutions with diverse audiences in inspiring settings.

Upcoming Events

Announcements

CCA 2021 Announced

Our 2021 Creative Climate Awards will be from September 26-October 24th and will include our NYC-based Urban Environmental Health Lab collaborative installations and global films that speak to the connections between health and climate.  Stay tuned for a full list of events and save the date for the September 26th virtual conversation co-hosted by All Arts of WNET/PBS, October 10th at Pioneer Works Second Sundays, and a wonderful closing celebration. Artists will be competing for $2000 in prize money to be decided by audience voting! 

Image: Katherine Patiño Miranda

Meet our 2021 Health Fellows

Our 2021 Health Fellows are NYC-based leaders who are redefining community, health, and justice through research, advocacy, gardening and much more.  Take a look at our amazing cohort of ten women who are innovating on environmental health solutions in our City and beyond. 

Join the Crew

Want to dig deeper into our work and mission?  See what opportunities we have to join our Crew, including internships, Youth Advisory Council, Advisory and Board, and volunteers!

Become a Member

For less than the price of one coffee per month, your membership supports our mission and helps us use the arts and culture to engage more people in supporting big, bold, and beautiful climate action.

LISTEN: THE YOUTH CLIMATE CHAT

Our HII Youth Advisory Council just launched their new podcast, The Youth Climate Chat. In their first episode, they tackle the complex issues of environmental justice and extreme weather, and how these effects of our social institutions go hand-in-hand.

 

We are so inspired by their leadership and you will be too. They're young, they're here, and they're ready to change the world!

 

Listen to The Youth Climate Chat on Spotify

 

Image: Prathap Ramamurthy and Joyce Hwang

Meet our NYC Artist Fellows

We are excited to welcome ten NYC-based artists who have been selected as our 2021 Impact Artist Fellows.  They will be working with our Environmental Health Fellows to co-develop creative and engaging works of art around NYC.  These works will engage audiences in local solutions that build the equity and health of our communities.  

Image: Sarah Pezdek

ANNOUNCING:
HII ED Awarded French Fellowship

Tara DePorte, Founder of HII has been selected for a second fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies, IMéRA, in Marseille, France. Tara will work with researchers and local experts to explore “eARTh: Creating science-based cultural “tipping points” to address the climate crisis". She will be bringing some of her programs from HII to the international community of Marseille and also exploring a longer-term collaboration with the Institute.

 

See what Tara did at her last IMéRA fellowship below. 

APPLY: YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Human Impacts Institute is looking for amazing youth leaders who want to take inspire action on climate.

 

Our YAC is a youth-led initiative that helps dedicated young climate activists engage in climate awareness and innovative ideas. In the YAC, you will also master important skills that you can use outside of environmental justice: managing tasks, public speaking, and leadership. By collaborating with board, advisory, and staff members, you will learn about the inner workings of a nonprofit. 

Applications are due by noon on October 15, 2021.

Image: Etre Britta

Image from Carolyn Monastra

Our Impact

What are your Human Impacts? Ours include building collaborations between artists and scientists, policymakers, activists, and educators and developing over 23,000 hours of creative climate programming to audiences across the globe. We are ready to do more.

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1100+
trees stewarded

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308,000+
program participants

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17,700+
volunteer hours

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50+
exhibits curated

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