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Leading lights

Musicians, TV producers and arts organisations have the power to make people understand and care about the climate crisis. Positive News meets three people making UK culture greener

Words by Abby Young-Powell Illustration by Ryan Chapman

The creative industries have a unique opportunity for action on climate change. “Artists interpret the world for the public,” says Alison Tickell, founder of Julie’s Bicycle, which helps the cultural sector take the lead on better environmental practice. “They can take complex issues and present them in intelligible ways, narrating the situations we face.” Discussions about the climate crisis can be dry at times. But artists can relate it to people’s everyday lives, Tickell says. “They can place it at the top of the agenda, which is where it needs to be.” We spoke to three people who are leading the way


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