Track Zero aims to deliver creative platforms for the arts, science and others, to inspire transformative climate action – working together to build a resilient, carbon-neutral society that is fair for all of us. We organise projects and events to create a dialogue, increasing awareness around the urgency of the response that is needed. We offer informative resources on climate change and climate action initiatives. We actively seek collaboration with artists, scientists and other sectors to tell the climate story in ways that engage people’s hearts and minds so they feel empowered to act on climate change – the biggest cultural challenge of our time.

Human-induced climate change is affecting our food, livelihoods, security and our very existence. The Paris Agreement aims to keep temperature rise this century well below 2ºC and drive efforts to limit the increase to 1.5ºC. Scientists tell us we have a critical window – less than a decade – to act to prevent climate events that may be beyond civilisation’s capacity to adapt. The urgent response needed is not being matched by action.

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Help increase awareness and spread the word, start conversations in your communities, create change. See our handy resources.

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Calling all interested artists to connect and collaborate.

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Help people to engage and feel inspired to take climate action by making a donation.

Get involved

Help increase awareness and spread the word, start conversations in your communities, create change. See our handy resources.

Collaborate

Calling all interested artists to connect and collaborate

Donate

Help people to engage and feel inspired to take climate action by making a donation.

What’s on

Headshots of speakers panel

Arts + Climate Innovation: Can storytelling ignite change?

Track Zero is delighted to team up with Te Papa to deliver a free public talk part of the public presentation of Ciggy Butts in the Sand.

  • Free public talk
  • Sunday, 18 July 2021
  • 2.00 – 3.15pm
  • Soundings Theatre, Te Papa

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Group photo participating Te Tairawhiti Tamariki

Through the Eyes of Te Tairāwhiti

In the third collaboration 18 students from Whāngārā School explored climate change and environmental issues in the Te Tairāwhiti region through the lens of a camera.

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Dancers in a green field holding twigs as cigarettes

Public presentation of ‘Ciggy Butts in the Sand’ – a dance theatre show

  • 14-15 July 2021
  • Soundings Theatre, Te Papa
  • FREE live performances

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Group of participating kids with their teachers

Through the Eyes of Whakatū

Sixteen young Whakatū students from Nelson Intermediate School  explored climate change through the lens of a camera.

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Āwhā _ Storm from Te Taki o te Ua _The Sound of Rain_Louise Potiki Bryant.Image credit_supplied by the artist

Oro: an exhibition by Louise Potiki Bryant

On until 19 September 2021,

Brookfields Gallery, Whakatane. Events page

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Woman pointing camera at lens

Our Place. Our Climate. Our World: Through the Eye of the Lens

Be inspired by creative young people taking part in Through the Eye of the Lens. See their creativity flourish as they learn about photography and explore how to tell stories about climate change through a camera lens.

A series of projects in collaboration with major art festivals, taking place in five locations around NZ, culminating in a major free outdoor exhibition of all work by the young artists and photographers in Greater Wellington in early 2022.

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Thanking creative practitioners

Many of the images of art on our website have kindly been provided by creative practitioners showing what they’re already doing in response to an aspect of climate change and sustainability. Working with others, we hope to support creative practitioners to do more, contributing to our collective response to climate change.

Track Zero is an independent charity that aims to deliver creative platforms working with the arts, science and other sectors, to inspire transformative climate change action.
TRACK ZERO™ is a Trade Mark of the Track Zero Trust.
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