Causes Climate Change is about telling the other side of the story. Everywhere you look there are giant adverts tempting us to drive bigger cars, fly on more holidays, invest in 'no questions asked' financial products, eat more processed food and most of all consume more needless stuff.

But it's not safe: for us or the planet. We're more depressed than ever and that retail therapies changing our climate.

Causes Climate Change will show case retaliation. Plant subversive thoughts that inspire others to get out there and challenge business as usual. The clock is ticking; it is time to act.

Continue scrolling to see other causes of climate change and feel free to download the artwork and print stickers and posters to put up. And if you do why not take some snaps for this site. (ps if you have your own downloadable artwork for sharing then email us and we'll do it)

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Proper Green Graffiti

Horticulturists of yore did this to add interest and age to their gardens, and write rude messages on each others north-facing walls. 

You will need.. 
several clumps of moss
1 can of beer (or pot of natural yogurt)
1 teaspoon sugar (half a teaspoon for yogurt)
blender or paint mixer bit on power drill

Soak the moss in water to remove dirt and small stones that may damage your blender or your eyeball.  Blend together the moss, beer (or yogurt) and sugar.  Do this in small batches as moss can be pretty tangly on blender blades.  You should end up with something that looks like a green smoothie.

Apply by painting onto suitable surface, and within a few weeks the moss should reconstitute and grow.  A suitable surface is something that is shady and not too dry.  Think about where moss grows.  You may want to help it along by spray misting your mossy message with water now and then.

An alternative use of this moss medium is squeezing it into balloons (a funnel and an old shampoo bottle works ok) and splatting them against out of reach walls.  Some suggest mixing in some non-toxic paint for added eye-catchiness, but that's up to you.   

Pictures coming soon. 

Monday, 4 February 2008

Telling it like it is..

The kitchen-krafty paste seems to work a cheap treat, three days of inclement weather later and the posters are still up there all sternly intact.
A thoroughly enjoyable time can be had by stickering those stupid city 4x4's, especially the TWO owned by the pitbull-like bloke on my street universally known as (on this street anyways) 'Angry Man'.  A week later it has been gleefully noted that although his ridiculous cod-piece on wheels has come and gone, the 'I heart..' sticker remains firmly in place.
Hopefully quite soon the 'I heart GW' sticker artwork will be downloadable from this blog for your sticking pleasure.  Artwork or no artwork, don't let that stop you.  Get those laptops/printers/crayons/kitchen implements out and start telling it like it is.   

Thursday, 31 January 2008

Eco-friendly DIY Poster Glue

Inexpensive and so harmless you could eat it.. if you liked that sort of thing.  You will need;
3 tbsp cold water 
3 tbsp white flour
1 cup hot water
1 tbsp sugar

Put the kettle on.  Mix up the flour and cold water into a smooth paste, adding some more water if needed.  Measure out one cup of the hot water into a saucepot over medium heat, slowly pour the cold mixture into the hot water, stirring constantly.  Bring to a boil until paste thickens, turn off heat.  Add a tablespoon of sugar and mix well.  Allow to cool, then cover and keep refrigerated until needed. 

When using the glue, brushing a layer of paste over your poster will make it more weatherproof, but if durability is super important, you could add a little bit of pva glue (white glue) once the paste has cooled.

Recipe from Keri Smith's book, 'The Guerilla Art Kit'.  

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Dumb little Dicky....

Aviation is responsible for 13% of the UK's climate change impact. Dicky reckons bio-fuels will save his ass but it's now becoming very clear that biofuels not only release more CO2 in their lifecyle than regular oil but are also responsible for deforestation, biodiversity loss and significant human rights impacts... sounds good hah! See for more info