The Pollinators Project 

Conversations with some of the most visionary, wise, and empathic people on the Front Range and beyond who are cultivating a more just, loving, and livable planet.

Artists, writers, poets, scientists, ecologists, farmers, and eco-social justice activists are the pollinators of our time – seeding change throughout our communities as we face a climate crisis on a global scale. It is necessary now more than ever to share wisdom of how to live in reciprocal relationship with the Earth and all its creatures.

Through live virtual streaming, podcast, and in-person (when safe) events, the Pollinators Project will provide a platform for these change-makers to share their stories and projects, and an opportunity for people to learn how they can join in creating change for the good of the planet, too.

The Pollinators Project 

Conversations with some of the most visionary, empathic, and wise people on the Front Range and beyond who are cultivating a more just, loving, and livable planet.

Artists, writers, poets, scientists, ecologists, farmers, and eco-social justice activists are the pollinators of our time – seeding change throughout our communities as we face a climate crisis on a global scale. It is necessary now more than ever to spread share wisdom of how to live in reciprocal relationship with the Earth and all its creatures.

Through a range of live virtual streaming, podcast, and in-person (when safe) events, the Pollinators Project will provide a platform for these change-makers to share the stories and projects and an opportunity for people to learn how they can join in creating change for the good of the planet, too.

The Pollinators Project will integrate ecological science with storytelling, community dialogues, and the arts. These practices are uniquely suited to help us connect with our senses and engage with complex or difficult subjects.

The Pollinators Project will integrate ecological science with storytelling, community dialogues, and the arts. These practices are uniquely suited to help us connect with our senses and engage with complex or difficult subjects.

The Pollinators Project will integrate ecological science with storytelling, community dialogues, and the arts. These practices are uniquely suited to help us connect with our senses and engage with complex or difficult subjects.

Pollinators events will be hosted through the Arbor Institute, with select events also presented through the Boulder Public Library as part of the Arbor Institute’s Climate Artist Residency. 

Full schedule and details to be announced early 2021.

Project Goals

  • Present the diversity of artistic, cultural and ecological responses to climate change that are happening with the local Front Range community and beyond. 
  • Share creative solutions to challenging environmental issues. 
  • Foster innovation through the cross-pollination of artists with other disciplines.
  • Explore the role that cultural narratives play in determining how we live in relationship with each other and with the Earth.
  • Cultivate an ongoing civic dialogue about the ecology of life and how to care for the planet through a wide variety of perspectives

POLLINATORS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Arbor Institute will host programs in 2021 with six Pollinators from the following list. All have previously agreed to participate if selected, though circumstances may evolve due to the pandemic. Others will be added over time.

Renee Millard Chacon | Womxn From the Mountain: Are You Colonized or Indigenous Workshops. womxnfromthemountain.com

Holly Olivarez: How to Talk about  Climate Change and Climate Justice. climatechangetalks.com

Marc Bekoff:  The Emotional Lives of Animals. marcbekoff.com

Dave Costa: CIRES/NOAA Engineer with MOSAIC: Experience on the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. mosaic.colorado.edu/people/david-costa

Green Faith Circle: Interfaith Dialogue on Ecology and Spirituality. greenfaith.org

Maren Waldman: Bringing Climate Change Issues to Life through Dance and Movement. marenwaldman.com/about

Jeff Wagner | Groundwork:  Climate Change & Culture Experiential Workshops. layinggroundwork.org

Pollinators events will be hosted through the Arbor Institute, with select events also presented through the Boulder Public Library as part of the Arbor Institute’s Climate Artist Residency. 

Full schedule and details to be announced early 2021.

Project Goals

  • Present the diversity of artistic, cultural and ecological responses to climate change that are happening with the local Front Range community and beyond. 
  • Share creative solutions to challenging environmental issues. 
  • Foster innovation through the cross-pollination of artists with other disciplines.
  • Explore the role that cultural narratives play in determining how we live in relationship with each other and with the Earth.
  • Cultivate an ongoing civic dialogue about the ecology of life and how to care for the planet through a wide variety of perspectives

POLLINATORS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Arbor Institute will host programs in 2021 with six Pollinators from the following list. All have previously agreed to participate if selected, though circumstances may evolve due to the pandemic. Others will be added over time.

Renee Millard Chacon | Womxn From the Mountain: Are You Colonized or Indigenous Workshops. womxnfromthemountain.com

Holly Olivarez: How to Talk about  Climate Change and Climate Justice. climatechangetalks.com

Marc Bekoff:  The Emotional Lives of Animals. marcbekoff.com

Dave Costa: CIRES/NOAA Engineer with MOSAIC: Experience on the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. mosaic.colorado.edu/people/david-costa

Green Faith Circle: Interfaith Dialogue on Ecology and Spirituality. greenfaith.org

Maren Waldman: Bringing Climate Change Issues to Life through Dance and Movement. marenwaldman.com/about

Jeff Wagner | Groundwork:  Climate Change & Culture Experiential Workshops. layinggroundwork.org