Our Creative Communication programs

communicate tough social and environmental topics

in creative ways through arts and culture.

 

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INSPIRED

We're making the environment personal.

 

Through original works from our Crew, our Creative Communication programs transform complex ideas into inspired action through innovative and engaging art and design, videos, podcasts, performances and written media. We broaden the conversation beyond the “choir” by creating deep, personal connections to some of the most pressing environmental and social issues of our times. Through these programs, we leave people wanting to share new knowledge and to take meaningful action in their own, special way.

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HII is a safe space for learning, growing, brainstorming, experimenting, and finding a unique voice in the way you communicate about pressing environmental concerns.

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I was able to experience environmental issues in a new way and realized I knew a lot more and had more to contribute than I thought. I am most grateful for the opportunity to experiment with different approaches to creative outreach. 

Nora A., Intern

 

 

Videos & Podcasts 

Sharing ideas, innovation, and impacts that matter through audio and video.

Visual Campaigns 

Engaging you through performance, design,

 and creative works.

Educational Exhibits 

Taking visual and tactile learning “on the road” and engage new audiences with pop-up, immersive

learning experiences.

 

Videos and Podcasts

People inspire us everyday with their words, their actions, and their stories.

Our video and podcast series share ideas, innovation, and impacts that matter. Together, we explore stories of social good and inspiration, as well as the people, places, and events that have moved you to take positive action in your world.

We connect you to a larger community of actors and actions through original content of short videos (PSAs),

youth leadership films, interviews, community conversations, and event coverage. 

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Human Impacts PSAs

Informing you of issues and actions that impact our lives

Human Impacts Events

Delivering our events to your doorstep

Human Impact Stories

Sharing your stories of innovation and impacts that matter

Youth Speak Out!

Engaging youth in exploring their personal impacts

Community Conversations

Including you in impacts discussions of the day

Support our Creative Communication program now!

Featured Events

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VISUAL 
CAMPAIGNS

Visual Campaigns

Sometimes it takes a little extra to catch our attention in today’s busy world.

That’s why we use the arts to develop one-of-a-kind experiences that will move you to take action in a new way.

Our visual campaigns engage you through original performance and creative works. 

Visual Campaigns by Our Crew

Original works by the Human Impacts team.

Community Visions

Community Visions

A pop-up "info booth" for community questions and ideas

(I'm)Possible Transformation

(I'm)Possible Transformation

Installation and performance at the United Nations on consumption and life choices (commissioned by the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN)

Human Impacts Climate Carnival

Human Impacts Climate Carnival

Interactive education installation for youth to learn about climate change science, impacts, and solutions

Albedo Effect

Albedo Effect

Performance and video creatively explaining the science of the albedo effect

Community Vulnerability

Community Vulnerability

Interactive installation where passersby add their thoughts on vulnerability

Plastic Bag Ban

Plastic Bag Ban

Interactive social media photo campaign where passersby add their support for banning plastic bags

Climate Counseling

Climate Counseling

Interactive performance in Times Square providing "counseling" for passersby to cope with their climate guilt, fear, and other feelings

Continual (Re)Growth

Continual (Re)Growth

Performance piece on nature and renewal

Coming Out of Climate Closet

Coming Out of Climate Closet

Social media photo series playing with the idea that U.S. political conservatives can support climate change action by "coming out of the climate closet"

Improving Communities

Improving Communities

Interactive social media photo campaign where passersby add visions for NYC

 
Visual Campaigns by Our Students

Original works by our program participants.

Food Waste

Food Waste

Poster design from students in "Creative Climate" design intensive workshop led at Syracuse University

Climate and Natural Disasters

Climate and Natural Disasters

Poster design from student in "Creative Climate" design intensive workshop led at Syracuse University

Air Pollution and Health

Air Pollution and Health

Poster design from students in "Creative Climate" design intensive workshop led at Syracuse University

Transportation Options

Transportation Options

Poster design from student in "Patriot Posters" intensive design workshop for high school youth

Sea Level Rise

Sea Level Rise

Poster design from student in "Creative Climate" design intensive workshop led at Syracuse University

Chemicals

Chemicals

Poster design from students in "Patriot Poster" design intensive workshop for high school students

Urban Heat Island Effect

Urban Heat Island Effect

Poster design from students in "Creative Climate" design intensive workshop led at Syracuse University

Mercury in Fish

Mercury in Fish

Poster design from student in "Creative Climate" design intensive workshop led at Syracuse University

Mining

Mining

Poster design from students in "Patriot Posters" design intensive workshop for high school students

Consumption

Consumption

Poster design from students in "Patriot Posters" design intensive workshop for high school students

Support our Creative Communication program now!

Educational Exhibits

Our educational exhibits take visual and tactile learning “on the road” and engage new audiences with pop-up, immersive learning experiences.  Designed to take participants on a journey of the senses with topics ranging from water to climate change to consumer choice, our exhibits pair visual learning tools with hands-on activities, installations, and guest speakers, all of which can be adapted for use in public spaces or specially adapted for your office, school, or special event.  

 
EXHIBITS

Exhibits for YOU

Original works produced by the Human Impacts team and our partners for

FREE loan to community groups, schools, and educational programs.

Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming

An example of the beautiful posters from our Lexicon of Sustainability exhibit on food.

Rethinking Food

Rethinking Food

An example of the beautiful posters from our Lexicon of Sustainability exhibit on food.

Truth in Labeling

Truth in Labeling

An example of the beautiful posters from our Lexicon of Sustainability exhibit on food.

Water Portraits Morocco

Water Portraits Morocco

An example from our exhibit on water usage across countries by Peter Holmes.

Water Portraits France

Water Portraits France

An example from our exhibit on water usage across countries by Peter Holmes.

Water Portraits Turkey

Water Portraits Turkey

An example from our exhibit on water usage across countries by Peter Holmes.

NYC Sustainability

NYC Sustainability

A Human Impacts Institute original exhibit on sustainability in NYC.