It’s September, so I’ve been working on my group’s Halloween costumes. As always, I turned to the internet for ideas. I figured out what we were doing pretty quickly, but costuming isn’t a rabbit hole out of which I can easily climb. After a few hours of browsing, I stumbled across the fantastic creations by Fraise au Loup Costumes on Etsy, and positively squealed with delight. And when I read about their work with the Essence of Life climate change awareness project, I was even more enamored.
Organized by a creative collective known as Free Spirit, the Essence of Life project focuses on the alarming global and weather changes which are a direct result of humanity’s abuse of the planet. Thus far, they have done campaigns addressing deforestation and the alarming rate at which our glaciers are melting. The visually-stunning projects use gorgeous collaborations among a wide variety of artists and creatives, including dancers, designers, artists, and photographers.
“Our aim is to focus attention, educate the younger generation, and unite as many people as possible for a cause which concerns us all. We highlight the consequences and the dangers related to global warming, climate change, and dramatic impact of human being[s] on nature.”-About The Essence of Life Project