Bill McKibben: A Change-Making Event
How does art affect community? What is artâ€™s impact on the environment? These questions are at the heart of Santa Feâ€™s first Environmental Arts Day, proclaimed by Mayor David Coss for Nov. 9. Bill McKibbenâ€”founder of climate change initiative 350.org, which has organized more than 15,000 rallies in 89 countriesâ€”addresses these issues and more at a benefit for the Santa Fe Art Institute. The institute worked with 350.org to organize last yearâ€™s Flash Flood for a Living River event, in which approximately 1,500 people, well, flooded the Santa Fe Riverâ€”carrying recycled cardboard, tarps, umbrellas, blankets and anything blue they could find. Satellites photographed the event, along with 19 others worldwide, which created the appearance of water. (RamÃ³n A Lovato)
Where: Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM