This Earth Day, we wanted to share with you one non-profit organization that is working to connect art, culture and creativity with climate change in an effort to shift the collective consciousness and make our planet a priority. Bridge Initiative is where scientists and artists come together to raise awareness on behalf of planet Earth through collaborative campaigns.
We are very inspired and moved by Bridge Initiative’s mission, so we sat down with founder and executive director, Kate Fleming, to learn more about her wonderful organization and to hear more about herself.
Could you tell us about your organization?
Bridge is a two year old non-profit that connects artists and scientists to create public art campaigns for environmental advocacy. We believe art has the power to inspire and make the public fall in love with something, and when people love something they protect it!
What inspired you to found Bridge Initiative?
Five years ago, I went on an expedition to Antarctica with my parents, it was my father's bucket list trip but ended up changing my life course. It was the most beautiful place i've ever seen so wild and pure, but even there in the most remote continent on earth I witnessed habitat degradation caused by humans. This broke my heart and inspired me to make a change and do something about it.
What are you passionate about?
Preserving the Earth for future generations.
Tell us 2 things people don’t know about you?
1. I grew up figure skating and wanted to be in the olympics.
2. I love sci-fi books and movies
What star sign are you?
What is your favorite animal?
Who is your dream person to have a meal with?
Sylvia Earle OR Jane Goodall
What is your biggest wish?
That we realize we are nature not above nature - that humans will come together across gender, country, and race to create a more equitable, sustainable, and peaceful world.
What is your dream destination?
What's next for Bridge Initiative?
We are working to create local campaigns in Miami to inspire the community, help artists with work and provide hope during the COVID19 pandemic.
Anything else you would like to share?
The http://www.coralcitycamera.com/ is great for kids at home and adults - I have it streaming as a screensaver on my smart TV. You can just go to the YouTube app and type in the address to make your own live streaming tropical reef in your living room. I put it on while listening to music and zen out - also check out the weekly playlist on the CCC site, they are all amazing chill out music by various DJs inspired by the feed.