Ecological literacy – “ecoliteracy” is about gaining the environmental and ethical knowledge of what makes life on earth possible, just and sustainable.
Haumea provides accessible ecoliteracy training to help you develop impactful creative practices, exhibitions, events or community art programmes
In these urgent times, when we have to learn anew how to live within Earthly limits, it is creativity that will help us reflect and re-imagine the better world we know is possible.
Environmental scientists have done a crucial job in alerting the world that industrial-growth priorities in modern society are destroying the intricate living fabric of the Earth. We hear daily that new technologies, policies and economic deals will address the ecological emergencies that are unfolding.
Far less understood is the social power of culture, the under-acknowledged 4th Pillar of Sustainability, to inspire civic change for sustainability.
In particular, culture and art have critical roles to interpret environmental science and the United Nation’s 2015 agreed Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) so they are tangible and real, for local communities living in diverse rural and urban places.
However, bringing art, ecology and sustainability ideas together is challenging. Ecological understanding, ecoliteracy, is not prioritised in art education or art policy.
Haumea consultancy and training offers a range of ecoliteracy services for the arts :
Why is ecoliteracy important for creative practice?
Understanding ecoliteracy can help you confidently
navigate eco-social concerns for:
your art students
your art organisation
your art strategy or policy
Haumea can provide in-depth and accessible ecoliteracy learning:
essential coliteracy modules for individuals and organisations
eco-mentoring for proposals, practices and projects
eco-writing services for exhibitions and art proposals
art & sustainability strategy and policy expertise
“Hi, my name is Cathy Fitzgerald. I’m passionate that the arts have a critical, yet under-acknowledged potential to inspire diverse communities of how to live well with the Earth and its inhabitants.
You may be like increasing numbers of creative workers, art educators, art students and curators wishing to engage effectively with eco-social concerns. However, many soon realise this topic is complex and that ecological knowledge for creative practices is not currently prioritised in art education or even widely understood across the art sector.
I have created Haumea to help you navigate environmental science and ethics so you can develop impactful, Earth-aligned creative work for your audiences, communities and art organisations.
Haumea – how may I help you?”