Bloomberg Climate Hope inspires The Carbon Path
23rd Apr 2017 | 1 Comments
Engaging Cities with Climate Change
Climate Change Communication in cities has never been more crucial as 70% of global carbon emmissions originate from our cities. Positive momentum that speeds action to a low carbon future based around renewable energy technologies is the way forward.
Climate Gardens is meeting this challenge by developing The Carbon Path, a public garden installation in cities to engage mass action on climate change from 2018.
Why link Climate Change to Gardens?
Gardens and plants connect us to the rapidly changing climate as they respond to daily and local weather patterns as a reflection of the much bigger climate picture.
Every day plants bear witness to the climate changing outside our own back doors. They help us to see the shift in extreme weather scenarios approaching every day in our own lives rather than in a remote Arctic location or deserted island.
Plants survive these changes by harnessing the natural elements of sun, wind and water on a daily basis. It is these natural resources that will enable the adaptation to a low carbon world using the renewable energies of solar, wind and water power.
What is The Carbon Path?
The Carbon Path is an interactive garden experience that educates visitors about the impacts of climate change in their normal lives.
The Carbon Path consists of four interconnected geodesic domes which contain four garden worlds displaying the impact of a temperature rise of 1, 2, 3 and 4o Celsius on the natural environment.
Visitors will be transported through a visual, sensory and intellectual experience whilst being invited to take small steps in their personal carbon footprints to help limit rising temperatures. The installation will be located in global cities from 2018 to create positive mass engagement with climate change.
Passers-by will be drawn into this unique and visually arresting installation during their lunch break or on their way home from work. This delivers a personal connection with climate change in their own world rather than via online images of distant ice caps melting or stranded polar bears.
Part of the attraction will be the experience of walking on the Pavegen kinetic path powered by human footprints which leads visitors through the four indoor gardens. Each path lights up as it is powered by human footprints to highlight the temperature increase.
The concepts for The Carbon Path have been created by Deborah Scott Anderson of Climate Gardens. The designs are being delivered by Tom Massey, a talented UK garden designer. Both Deborah & Tom received Gold Medals for Conceptual Gardens at the 2016 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in London.
How can I get involved with The Carbon Path?
This interactive garden project is evolving and funding is currently being sourced for delivery in major global cities from 2018.There is already strong interest from various locations and organisations wanting to support this opportunity to catapult climate change into “everyday spaces” in major global cities.
If you wish to support The Carbon Path please contact Deborah Scott Anderson via firstname.lastname@example.org