“Now is the time to believe what we know.“ – Yann Arthus-Bertrand
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.“ – Robert Swan
The Crossroads Project is an interdisciplinary performance art project created and performed by various scientists and artists in order to raise awareness about climate change, polution, and society’s inability to address these major concerns. They have been featured on NPR.
In their own words – “AT THE DAWN OF THE 21ST CENTURY humanity has arrived at an extraordinary Crossroads—a time and place where scientific ability to identify unprecedented risk intersects a societal inability to respond. Little of humanity’s course, as currently imagined, is sustainable—not our energy, not our economy, not our environment. But there is more to the scientific message: we are possessed of the knowledge we need to chart a new course, and a tide is rising.”
I was lucky enough to see them tonight at UCF (program), and the message was clear and compelling. We have some major issues to address on this planet, and we should be doing more about it! Always on my mind is the amount of plastic currently in the ocean and how much we continue to dump into it.
The main people behind the project are: The Fry Street Quartet, Robert Davies, Laura Kaminsky, Rebecca Allan, Lyman Whitaker, Garth Lenz, and Camille Litalien.