You’re invited!

Friday Nov 22

6:30 – 8 pm

Public Library in Cushing, Maine.


I’m giving a climate talk coordinated with an international movement Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps / 24 Hours Of Reality where thousands of trainees like me will make climate presentations in their local communities.

This one is different. It’s a celebration of our natural world and art’s ability to shine a light on important issues in unique ways, to kindle hope, inspire, motivate, as a conscientious form of action and so much more. We’re calling it Transcending Climate Grief Through Art. We’re going to talk about the power of art to inspire, kindle hope, motivate, as a conscientious form of action and so much more.

In 10 minutes, I’ll update you on the current state of our climate.

For the next 45 minutes, Ellen (poet) and Vic (sculptor) Goldsmith will join me as we each spend 15 minutes celebrating an artist working in our mediums who has inspired us environmentally and share how these issues have impacted us as artists.

Then we’ll open this event up to you for your questions, comments, or anything else you’d like to share. It’s a community event. You’re community.

After the event, some of us will move to The Block Saloon in Thomaston for a drink.

I hope you can join us!

John Paul


If you can’t make it, I’ve collected resources on my website that will offer you many ideas about how you can make a difference.



I’ve been involved in the environmental movement my whole life and it’s never been this bad out there. It’s important that, in our own ways, we all act now.


May 5th

3-5 pm


Rockland, Maine

I’ll be presenting a free public talk during The Center For Maine Contemporary Art’s exhibit Melt Down.

I’ll share my personal story as an environmentally concerned artist, stories from my 16 trips to Antarctica and Greenland, current climate news – bad and good, ways you can contribute, helpful resources, inspiring images and texts, and more.

I’ll be joined by World Ocean Observatory founder Peter Neill.

Join us for a lively conversation as we celebrate the world’s waters!


Science columnist Lee Hotz describes a remarkable project at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, where a hardy team are drilling into ten-thousand-year-old ice to extract vital data on our changing climate.

Learn more about Antarctica here.

Find out about my upcoming Antarctica workshop here.

To benefit from Al Gore’s talks you don’t have to agree with him. A majority of recommended actions benefit the you and the economy through efficiency. Simply listen to his 15 points on How You Can Contribute. You can make a difference. It’s easy! Start now!

(If you’re short on time jump to 06:00 , past his self-depracating humor.)

Find more recommended TED viewing here.

Do you have other TED recommendations? Comment here!

Interested in finding substantial information on climate change from authoritative resources? Geal information from real scientists at realclimate.org. It has great links too. It’s excellent!

Check out realclimate.org now.


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