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On the fourth day of Christmas…

By Humanadmin

We bring you Plankton – a plethora of creatures that play key roles in our oceans. Without them the oceans would be a barren wasteland and the marine ecosystem would collapse. Here are two films to tell you a bit more…

On the Third day – Meet Pickle and Morgan

By Humanadmin

Here is the story of Pickle from New Zealand, a young risk taker, with a distinctive dorsal fin, from this TEDx Talk by Ingrid Visser.

On the Second Day there were Giant Turtles…

By Humanadmin

Ah yes no turtle doves in this post but instead Giant Turtles. An estimated 110 million years is how long sea turtles have existed on Earth, which means they once shared the planet with T-Rex and other dinosaurs. They can also hold their breath for 5 hours. To accomplish this mighty feat they slow their […]

On the first day of Christmas…

By Humanadmin

We have put together a range of films to bring you joy and contemplation over the festive season. How about this for starters…a magical moment swimming with these Orca whales! Lucy, who conceived of Human Aquarium Project, actually had the brilliant opportunity of swimming with wild dolphins in her trip to Australia, but more about […]

Spotlight on Dawn Woolley

By Humanadmin

Do you consider yourself to be environmental activist/ artivist? I wouldn’t describe myself as an environmental artist as such, because my work critiques consumer culture more broadly. Recent work has considered ideas of waste and the environmental impact of consumption but other work also considers the impact on the body and the identity of the […]

Behind the Scenes – The Human Aquarium on Location at Bramley Baths

By Humanadmin

Here is our second behind the scenes films by Paul Whitely. We had a brilliant time doing this at Bramley Baths. The Human Aquarium Project is putting mermaids in the place of Dolphins and Orcas to raise awareness about the treatment of cetaceans and our oceans. We even managed a mermaid back flip near the […]

Real Junk Food Project

By Humanadmin

Real Junk Food Project are a global, organic network of Pay As You Feel concepts. Founded by Adam Smith. More info here. They divert surplus edible food destined for waste and make it accessible for human consumption. They believe it is a human right to have access to food and the scale and senselessness of […]

Zero-Waste Solutions: Buying Products Package-Free!

By Humanadmin

1. The JarTree: A zero-waste store arrives in Leeds! Zero-waste shops have been popping up with increasing frequency all over the UK. The idea is that you can buy products package-free and you only have to buy what you need, therefore in theory nothing has to go to landfill! You simply bring your reusable container, […]

RECYCLE ON THE GO WITH #LEEDSBYEXAMPLE

By Humanadmin

With busy schedules we’re eating and drinking more and more whilst on the move. Last year alone we spent a whopping £17.4 billion on food and drink to eat on the go in the UK. It stacks up to about 13 billion plastic bottles, 9 billion drinks and 2.5 billion coffee cups every year! That’s a whole […]

Meet the Marine Conservation Society

By Humanadmin

The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. For over thirty years MCS has been the voice for the sea for all the fascinating creatures that live beneath the waves, for our breath-taking coastal environment, for all those who make a sustainable living from the […]