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We are building a creative community addressing the climate crisis through social justice.  


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We use arts and culture to inspire environmental action for social good.


INSPIRE more people
Our Creative Communication programs communicate tough social and environmental topics in creative ways through arts and culture.
Learn through ACTion
Our Learning-By-Doing programs develop your leadership skills through real-life problem solving and community service.  
SHARE resources
Our Curated Actions programs create unique opportunities for you to implement and share your ideas, expertise, and solutions.

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What if we all thought like kids?


We invited elementary school students to talk with climate experts from around the world. A lot of learning happened, but maybe not in the way you'd think. So, what does it mean to think like a kid? And why is this so important for inspiring a just climate movement? Take a look.


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Submit Your Film

Our 2021 Creative Climate Awards has an open call for all formats of film that speak to the connections between health and climate.  Submit your film today and compete for $2000 in prize money, have a NYC screening, be seen by All Arts of WNET/PBS, and get one-on-one mentoring from our NYC arts institution partners. 

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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


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The HII Youth Advisory Council (YAC) consists of eleven youth activists from across the world. We are dedicated to bringing youth into the forefront of the climate conversation. 

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 making a more just and livable world.


Are you ready to join the club? Join us for our very first book club Between the Lines, where you'll join a global community of creative people exploring environmental and social justice through great storytelling and conversation!


Between the Lines Book Club

July Edition: The Nature Fix

Thursday, August 5th, 6-7:30 PM EDT (GMT-5)

RSVP for $10 here or become a member and RSVP for free!


Our first conversation is facilitated and curated by our very own HII Crew Member Delaney Accomando. We will explore together: The Nature Fix, Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative by Florence Williams. From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Williams investigates the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain.


Sound fabulous? Join all of our Between the Lines conversations for free as a Human Impacts Institute member.* Or join us anytime for $10 per event.

*You will get a discount code once you become a member.

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.  

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