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Leeds Climate Emergency | what next?

By Humanadmin

Article written by Lucy Meredith, founder of the Human Aquarium. So, a few weeks ago, the Leeds Climate Emergency committee meeting happened. In case you didn’t know, Leeds has declared a Climate Emergency. And the fact that steps are being taken to deal with the climate crisis in Leeds is a very positive thing. So […]

Spotlight on John Francis – The Planet Walker…

By Humanadmin

John Francis is the founder of PlanetWalker and he walked for 22 years and was silent for 17 years. He is an environmentalist of colour, leader of Planet Walker…

WELCOME TO HUBBUB

By Humanadmin

If you’re looking for inspiration on things you can do that are good for you and the environment, you’ve come to the right place. Hubbub are a charity that create environmental campaigns with a difference. They design positive and  playful campaigns that inspire people to make healthier, greener lifestyle choices, which more often than not […]

Cowspiracy

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible […]

Spotlight on Ethan Carney

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Learn more about Ethan Carney who will be leading a making session using reclaimed and recycled materials at the Human Aquarium Exhibition in Leeds 2019

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

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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!

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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, […]