A new library of ecological, social and political resources curated for the arts and culture community is offering inspiration for imaginative responses to the climate crisis. The Creative Climate Justice Hub is part of Julie’s Bicycle – a London-based non-profit organisation for creative climate justice. To reflect the complexity of the issue, the hub is organised into educational tools, resources, and case studies. In doing so, the initiative provides examples of the multidisciplinary ways in which creativity can act as a tool to shift paradigms in the way we think about the climate crisis. Content is organised under the themes of Racial Justice, Decolonisation, Regenerative Systems, Health and Wellbeing, Land and Nature, and Natural Resources, with creative case studies covering a huge range from poetry to community garden projects and activism. These include Hot Take, a podcast on intersectional thinking; Centric Lab, a research lab that uses neuroscience and geospatial data to understand how the places we live in impact our health; and If Not Us Then Who, an online directory of films made in participation with Indigenous communities around the world. The hub reminds us that creativity can cross all borders. Through community and collaboration, the cultural sector can span its wings across many different frameworks to inspire social, political and environmental change. This is more than just a library: it is a powerhouse where artists, activists and curators can access vital resources for a creative climate justice movement.


Yasmin Dahnoun is Assistant Editor at The Ecologist www.theecologist.org