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To Know the Land: documenting global warming

Read Monday, 10 Aug 2015

The Weather Stations: Substations project at Footscray City College involves a class of Year Nine students in a program that invites them to engage with climate change and the environment, through art and creativity. Here, we present several short films produced by the students, designed to raise awareness of issues relating to changing weather conditions.

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Thinking Global, Acting Local

At an open day forum as part of the project, the students decided to each make a commitment to camera of one small thing they could change in our behaviour to decrease their carbon footprints.

To know the land

In this film, Grace, Tien, Olivia and Ioannis compare scientific and Indigenous perspectives on global warming and changes to the Australian environment.

Fighting Food Miles

Darcy, Max and Spencer look at how the distance food travels from its source to your plate can affect your carbon footprint.

Food for Thought

In this film, Luca, Maxine, Eliza and Urja investigate changes to the production and availability of certain foods due to the effects of global warming.

Extreme Weather Conditions

In this film, Peter, Gabriel, Javier and Ahad look at the effects of an increase in extreme weather events.

What’s for Dinner?

In this film, Makita, Devlin and Corey think about what we might have to eat in the future  including insects –  if our current foods are affected by global warming.

Green Architecture

In this film, Will, Elijah and Angie interviewed people living in The Commons, a sustainable building and community in Brunswick, Melbourne.

These videos were produced as part of Weather Stations, a global project that places literature and storytelling at the heart of the conversations around climate change. The Wheeler Centre is one of five partners in the project. The students’ work can be found at the Weather Stations blog and at their own Substations blog.

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.