Pokémon Go: Sustainability Week

Pokémon Go is an AR game for mobile devices, where players catch Pokémon by travelling through the real world. The developer Niantic organises an annual Sustainability Week to promote local non-profits and sustainability efforts.

Don’t Look Up

Don’t Look Up is a 2021 American science fiction/comedy film written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay with a celebrity cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande among others. It tells the story of two astronomers attempting to warn humanity about an approaching comet that will

Vestiaire Collective

Vestiaire Collective is an app that lets its users sell second-hand designer and luxury fashion. The app helps spread awareness on how designer clothes are a part of environmental problems such as overproduction and overconsumption of the fashion industry.

Solar Power

A psychedelic/folk-pop album by New Zealand -born artist Lorde. The album deals with nature as a an escapist haven, introspection, climate anxiety, and more through its lyrics, sonic themes and organic recordings such as the chirping of Cicadas.

PandaDroom

PandaDroom, internationally known as PandaVision, is a 4D short film created by Dutch amusement park The Efteling, in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature. The film ran for 17 years (2002 – 2019) before ultimately being removed from the amusement park. The short film raises awareness of different environmental issues and what effects

“A Rickconvenient Mort” in Rick and Morty

The Netflix serial Rick and Morty is a comedy sci-fi animated show portraying a young teenage boy named Morty Smith and his nihilistic scientist grandfather Rick Sanchez whom travel through dystopian galaxies together. Every episode is a different story with dark humour intertwined. One of the most recently produced episodes called “A Rickconvenient Mort” features an ecological superhero named Planetina. Planetina forms an non-traditional eco hero, which shows the struggle of solving the Climate crisis. The character first poses as an ecofeminist symbol which is used as a business commodity to make profit. Later in the episode she is freed from her 'owners' and her archetype as Pure Hero fades. The struggle of solving big climate issues and at the same time act in an ethical way are pictured in the episode. She frames the broken system as the main issue.

The Botanical Revolution: On the Necessity of Art and Gardening

An art exhibition that features an array of modern artistic interpretations of the ecological and shifting cultural importance of the garden. The exhibition seeks to stimulate ecological awareness and tries to educate its visitors on garden practices and views on nature throughout history while emphasizing the Anthropocene.

Pom Poko

Pom Poko (1994) is set in the Tama Hills on the outskirts of Tokyo, in the late 1960s, and it is focused on a tribe of shape-shifting raccoon dogs who are threatened by a massive suburban development project. Pom Poko highlights the fact that the natural world can be exploited with the aim to promote urban development at the expense of nature.