Visualizing Climate Action

Visualizing Climate Action targets Vancouverites’ values by installing displays in Vancouver’s most scenic locations, depicting the effects of climate change on them by 2070 with and without taking action. By contrasting both urgency and hope, the displays direct citizens to community-sourced initiatives, transforming initial agitation into hope through simple and accessible climate action.




Climate Action Lab 1&2 (ENVR 302)


  • Tara Ivanochko

City of Vancouver:

  • Paige Bennett
  • Alexandra Turnbull

Student Team:

  • Nathalie Adriana Funes
  • Karmen Legge
  • Bodhi Patil
  • Michael Coren


Fall 2022


*HUBBUB 19 Second Place Winner

To address the problem of finding communication tactics, the City can use to inform, inspire and include more residents in meaningful climate action; we propose to install displays around Vancouver. These would demonstrate how climate change can affect a particular landmark, region, or space that is important to Vancouver, its residents, and their identity as Vancouverites. Stanley Park Seawall can be one of these spaces, which would be affected by various possible levels of sea rise if action is not taken. We want residents to encounter a startling image of what Vancouver might look and feel like if we do not meet our climate goals, while also offering a hopeful future of what the City could be like if we take climate action and acknowledge the role of Indigenous solutions.
In order for our project to not only be emotionally engaging but also empowering, we knew that resources to action needed to come with it. To transform the viewers’ discomfort into action, the displays will feature a QR code for residents to easily access a digital Climate Action Resource Hub that lists community-based initiatives around climate action both in-person and online. This site would be accessible to engage with for people who may be new to taking climate action. It will offer 5 categories:
1. 5 Minute Climate Actions.
2. Climate Action of the Month.
3. Climate Crash Course [climate justice oriented education for different climate-experienced levels].
4. Government Climate Incentives.
5. Learn from Climate Organizations and Indigenous Groups.
These categories will be updated regularly depending on the activities being held by the community. Not only will this strengthen climate communities in Vancouver by expanding outreach and momentum, it will also advance reconciliation by decolonizing climate action and facilitate staying up-to-date with the existing initiatives and opportunities to take action.



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