The climate youth group Jo-Jikum, based in the Marshall Islands, held a Climate Change and Health Arts Seminar.
“The Seminar, run by our nonprofit with partnership from Ministry of Health, recognizes the power of the arts in communicating and understanding the complex issue of climate change. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting and closing the borders in the Marshall Islands, these discussions became all the more relevant, in understanding how the destruction of natural habitats is interwoven with climate impacts and manifests in community health impacts such as COVID-19 as well as other illnesses such as dengue.” Read more here
Check out some of the art work created by incredible Marshallese youth!
“Cheers” by Hazel Peter
This painting represents our rising sea levels. As the sea level increase, I wanted the coconuts to represent our current livelihood and future. The coconut in the left (bad coconut) represents our future. It represents oil in our ocean with no animals. The coconut in the right (good coconut) represents our current lively hood with our fresh water and a beautiful land. I painted two hands to have a cheers with one another, so we all can help each other to save our beautiful islands.
“Man-Made Disasters” by Marck Conception
“Dream in a Bottle” by Minnie Yao