Climate Change Fresk Party by Civic Studios x Jio MAMI:
Welcome to the “Too Hot To Handle” Climate Change Party by Civic Studios, in collaboration with Jio MAMI.
Our goal is to make climate change accessible, interesting, and engaging. Building a sustainable future should be fun and inspiring, rather than doomsday and gloom. This party is a step in that direction.
Loosely based on the “climate fresk” parties taking Europe by storm, the party aims to bring the topic of climate change centre stage through a fun, engaging event format while fostering a can-do spirit about the future.
Targeted at film industry insiders in India, we seek to boost climate literacy, and raise awareness on how we can contribute positively as artists and filmmakers to the climate change conversation.
Here are some eco-resources to get you started
Glimpses of a climate-changing: Walk-Through photo exhibition by PARI
Explore photo essays by the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) and delve into the micro-effects of climate change and the people most attracted by it, through an empathetic lens that we don’t see in the headlines.
Stories by tea-pickers amidst the fields, by fishermen out at sea, by women paddy transplanters singing at work, or by traditional storytellers. PARI is both a living journal and an archive of the living past, a journal of the present, a textbook of the future.
Helmed by veteran journalist and Founder- Editor, P. Sainath, it is a journalism website that highlights the stories, the work, the activity, the histories of rural Indians, narrated by rural Indians themselves. In short, everyday people talking about themselves, their labour and their lives – talking about a world we mostly fail to see. PARI hosts and combines video, photo, audio and text archives.
Glance through their Climate Change series
Explore photo essays by the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) and delve into the micro-effects of climate change and the people most affected by it, through an empathetic lens that don’t often grace the headlines.
‘The happy days are now just nostalgia’
In the high mountains of the eastern Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh, the nomadic Brokpa community is recognising climate change and devising coping strategies based on traditional knowledge
The shrinking pomfret of suburban Mumbai
Many in Versova Koliwada have a story to tell of dwindling fish – the reasons range from local-level pollution to global-scale warming. Both have combined to bring the impact of climate change to the city’s shores
Arunachal’s birds: canary in the coalmine
Birds in this biodiversity hotspot are shifting their ranges upslope, signalling serious ecological damage in the eastern Himalayas. Alarmed at the change, local people are actively participating in conservation efforts
It’s raining sand in Rayalaseema
Crop pattern changes, waning forest cover, an explosion of borewells, the death of a river, and more – have produced dramatic effects on land, air, water, forests and climate in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district
‘Oh, that house? It’s in the sea now – there!’
In AP’s East Godavari district, residents of Uppada village rely on instinct to tell what the sea will claim next. The fast-receding shoreline has altered their livelihoods, social relations and collective memory
Organizations on the frontline of fixing our planet
Learn how to contribute to the fight against climate change. Civic Studios has teamed up with select organizations working tirelessly on climate action. Discover their impactful work through text and videos and take action yourself. You can sign petitions or contribute to their fundraisers.
Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) is devoted to transforming women into change-makers, especially in water-scarce, drought-prone regions across seven Indian states, predominantly in Marathwada, Maharashtra.
Impacting over 6 million people, SSP has empowered 300,000 women, primarily from farming communities, to rejuvenate agriculture and enterprise, asserting themselves as decision-makers in homes, communities, and local economies. Their key areas encompass Climate Resilient Farming, Women’s Entrepreneurship, Health and nutrition, and Energy and environment.
Green Hub is a fellowship that engages and empowers youth across North East India in wildlife and conservation education, environment action, climate sustainability, and social change through the visual medium of films. Started as a collaborative initiative of North East Network (NEN) and Dusty Foot Productions (DFP), its vision is to create a digital resource bank for wildlife, environment, and indigenous knowledge.
Through its work, Green Hub is focused to initiate sustainable, alternate, and aspirational livelihoods for young individuals, that help build local economy and enterprise, with conservation of natural resources and community wellbeing at the core of it.
Mahila Housing Trust (MHT), established in 1994, is promoted by Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA). MHT works on mobilising poor women residing in informal settlements to take the lead through collective action and technology incubation. Through awareness training, it helps devise locally relevant pro-poor and gender sensitive climate resilient solutions and promote a culture of sustainable development and resilience among the urban poor in South Asia.
‘Waatavaran’ is a Not-for-Profit social organisation founded in 2018 by environment nurturers with an aim to take tangible actions to protect the planet and its vulnerable communities. We believe in nurturing the symbiotic relationship that co-exists between humans and nature to create a climate just habitable environment for everyone. We work and advocate for Clean Air, Forest Management & Protection and Sustainable Mobility. Waatavaran was the official partner with the Government of Maharashtra and Mumbai Municipal Corporation for drafting Mumbai’s Climate Action Plan. We are a Mumbai-based organisation which works hyper-locally to slow down climate change and its impact on the environment.