WriteClimate Student Group Has Earth Day Art Opening

April 17, 2019

Write Climate Poster

A University of Virginia student group, WriteClimate, is hosting an art show as part of Environmental Sciences Professor Deborah Lawrence's course on “Write Climate, Right Climate." The show opens 5-7pm Monday, April 22, in front of Peabody Hall at UVA, with a sculpture created in conjunction with visual artist and bookbinder Amanda Nelson. Professor Lawrence's class encourages civic engagement surrounding climate change issues through art. Students and UVA community members were asked to handwrite pieces of the shared climate story on colored paper (bits of science, policy, hopes, fears and solutions), and with Nelson, turned them into a large sculpture that will be installed in front of Peabody Hall.

The opening is tied to a series of UVA events celebrating Earth Day, and will include poet Trace DePass, Program Coordinator for the 2019 Climate Speaks youth poetry competition at the Climate Museum. The group can be followed @writeclimate on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook.