The Natural History Museum is pleased to co-produce a series of expeditions and events on the occasion of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial in Pittsburgh on September 20-23, 2022. This work is dedicated to frontline communities and will shine a spotlight on the costs, health impacts and environmental devastation caused by extractive and fossil fuel-based energy initiatives.
In September, 2022, the House of Tears Carvers will embark on a 15-day journey from the Pacific Northwest with a newly carved totem pole, pausing in communities across the country for blessings and prayer. An inter-tribal delegation of youth and elders will escort the pole to its destination: the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial in Pittsburgh, PA.
As the world’s energy ministers convene with business leaders to discuss technological solutions to the climate emergency, Indigenous, Gulf South, and Appalachian grassroots leaders will come together for the Clean Energy Justice Convergence–a series of events and expeditions that shine a spotlight on the costs, health impacts and environmental devastation associated with extractive and fossil fuel-based energy initiatives.
Co-produced by The Natural History Museum, Breathe Project, and more than 45 local and regional groups, this 4-day series features art and ceremony, “toxic tours” of gas, steel, and petrochemical infrastructure, round-tables and rallies calling for truly clean energy and an end to false solutions and fossil fuels.
Join the journey.
Join us as we welcome an inter-tribal delegation of Indigenous artists and activists who have traveled from the Pacific Northwest to the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial in Pittsburgh, PA with a 14′ totem pole. A program of speakers, ceremony and song is open to the public.read more...
This panel brings together frontline communities, including Indigenous elders from the Pacific Northwest and environmental justice advocates from rural Appalachia and the Gulf South. Drawing on intergenerational knowledge and the lived experience of struggle, speakers will shine a spotlight on the costs, public health impacts, and environmental damage caused by extractive and fossil fuel-based energy initiatives.read more...