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I made a small bird from blue plastic. My creative act is captured in this picture which is the edge between a toxic field and a superfund site—both edged up together. The image I took is like a classic landscape shot with foreground, middle ground and farground / but in reality it’s a site neglected and a site restored and it speaks to me of what gets chosen and what gets left, how choices are made and the politics of ecology. I stood at the edge right on the border for long while thinking about that, and experiencing the brutal truth as I had one foot on a superfund site and one foot on toxic land.
Although I like to think that taking my Climate Change Communication class is a rewarding journey, I know that can also be emotionally taxing. We spend the entire semester talking about climate change, obviously, so [...]