400 PARTS PER MILLION
On Demand | From March 2022
An artistic intervention. Offensive. Eruption. Chance to vent some f*cking rage. And make the world a better place.
In March 2022, we produced a digital festival of ecological citizenship, coinciding with Earth Hour 2022. We worked with amazing young women from the Liverpool City Region, who were the artists and activists that brought it to life.
The festival resulted in short films, audio plays, podcasts, in-person workshops, and more.
You can listen to our podcast series accompanying the project now. 400 Seconds Per Podcast interviews amazing women leading hope and change in the Climate Crisis.
THE ANIMAL IN QUESTION
By Ellie Sammer
Several generations of women talk to Ellie Sammer about their experience of the Climate Crisis. Aged 8 to 83, there is no one consistent point of view about a phenomenon that is constant.
Ellie performs the verbatim monologues as a compelling conduit: she is both questioner, subject, and interpreter.
DIVVY THE CLOWN IS RUBBISH
By Ashlyn Baker
A clown does battle with a bin. A metaphor for the common question: just which recycling bin is everything supposed to go in, perhaps?
A fun film about a serious subject. About celebrating the small things. Never giving up. And combatting hopelessness with humour.
IN THE NAME OF GAIA
By Ashleigh Stamper
Beautiful, ancient, grounded practices remind us of just how elemental we are. Of how we are nature. And nature is us.
Ashleigh interviews two witches, one of whom came through immense trauma due to Climate Change.
A slow, peaceful, meditative film, designed for listening.
And full of the good ingredients of the soul that help us all to connect with what’s around us.
By Alina Burwitz
A three-part project that aims to inspire active eco-citizenship.
A clothes mending workshop takes on the ills of fast fashion.
A guided audio tour around Princes Park in Liverpool encourages a slower contemplation of the world.
And louder encourages us to make our voices heard!
By Jo Mary Watson
How much percent of a tree have I wasted in my life as a writer and mother and office worker?
This project takes aim at that question.
Join Jo in recycling used and scrap paper to make a set of beautiful activity cards for you and your young ones to enjoy.
The project’s weekly workshops have been led by a wonderful roster of women doing amazing things in the worlds of environmental custodianship and justice.
Kehkashan is an iconic youth leader, global influencer, environmentalist, and champion of women and children’s rights.
Founder-President of global social innovation enterprise, the Green Hope Foundation. Winner of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize. A United Nations Human Rights Champion. WXN Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
Jay is a citizen Sci-Artist from Liverpool with a BSc Earth & Ocean Sciences and Zoology from the University of Liverpool and MA Art in Science from LJMU.
Her practice is based around citizen science and the environmental changes during the Anthropocene. Projects use climate data trends to look forward to the year 2050, while her main areas of research are the future of food, biosensors, climate change as a public health issue, and the importance of the ocean as an atmospheric buffer.
Lucy is Conservation and Engagement Officer with the Wyre Rivers Trust.
She has worked with partners such as United Utilities, the Environment Agency and Wyre Council to monitor water quality in the catchment, undertake ecological surveys, and increase awareness of the Trust’s work.
Anna is from FoodFutures — North Lancashire’s award-winning Sustainable Food Network. They work to build a collaborative community of practitioners, food citizens, policy makers and researchers that work on food matters in the local area.
FoodFutures is made up of representatives from the local farming community, local food businesses, the public sector, Lancaster City and County council, NGOs, community food groups and local academic institutions. This partnership is working to make healthy, sustainable and fair food available to everyone in the district.