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This group of London artists is shining the spotlight on climate change – and they need your help

Written by
kyra hanson

To paraphrase, experts say the planet is screwed if we don’t act now to reduce our carbon emissions. Reading the news can just be depressing – but perhaps art (and humour) can inspire us instead?

Adapt is a ‘climate club’ that uses art, design and dodgy jokes to talk about the environment. Whether it’s telling frackers to frack off or encouraging people to switch to renewables through its ‘don’t be a fossil fool’ campaign, these young artists seem to be adept at getting people to take positive action IRL. Now they’re trying to mount a climate crisis-inspired art exhibition at Peckham’s Copeland Gallery in August.

The aim of ‘Sadness is a no gO-Zone’ isn’t to bring on a bout of eco-anxiety but to raise consciousness and send you off with witty slogans for your next protest banner. It sees more than 40 artists probing travel, energy and rewilding.

The organisers are crowdfunding to hire a huge space, produce the exhibition sustainably and keep it free, so it can be eyeballed by as many folks as possible. You’ve got until Friday to donate to Adapt’s crowdfunder. Rewards include cool stickers, posters, tote bags and T-shirts, plus the priceless feeling of doing something, however small, to literally save the world.

Find out how you can make London greener by joining our campaign: How to Build a Green City.

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