Calum Clow, He/Him

Calum graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Design from Alma College in 2020.  Much of his work is driven by current events and social issues. In addition to environmental justice, he is also invested in racial justice, criminal justice reform, labor issues, animal rights, LGBTQIA+ issues, feminism, and rights of indigenous communities. Since graduating Calum has become passionate about a just transition to future driven by clean energy where no communities are left behind. He is thrilled to embark on this journey with On Earth Peace, his fellow interns and the team around this organization. On his free time Calum likes making art, watching classic movies, listening to music, exercising, and reading.

  • published An Unexpected Environmental Justice Holiday Film in Blog 2021-12-23 01:58:15 -0500

    An Unexpected Environmental Justice Holiday Film

    Artwork: Christmas Eve, Calum Clow, Mixed media on paper, 2021

    The holidays are a busy time of year, and because of priorities like gift shopping and planning family gatherings, it can be easy to disconnect from some of the things that matter to us. Finding a balance between the festivities of the holidays and staying informed on current events is a challenge. This past week I have not devoted as much of my time and energy towards researching environmental justice as I would like to because the holidays are upon us. That being said, I rediscovered a film I used to watch around this time of year as a child called “The Night They Saved Christmas”. This TV movie from the 1980’s is accessible through numerous streaming services, including free ones, and readily available online which is another reason I wanted to share about it. Upon giving the film a fresh watch for myself, I found some overlap with my environmental justice research I wanted to document. Especially since this is a family friendly movie and could open the door to explaining environmental justice concepts to children.

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  • published Frankenstein and Environmental Justice in Blog 2021-11-08 01:08:12 -0500

    Frankenstein and Environmental Justice

    Calum Clow, Mixed Media on Paper, 2021

    Artwork: It's Alive!, Calum Clow, Mixed media on paper, 2021

    Halloween might be over, but the horrors of climate change are only just beginning. Line 3 is operational and new offshore drilling projects are underway. A pipeline rupture set the Gulf of Mexico ablaze this summer and chaotic weather patterns are leaving countless people and communities displaced. It might be the Halloween season, but this madness sounds like something right out of a scary movie. Throughout the month of October this idea of the environmental injustice being scarier than any spooky tale sparked my artistic imagination.

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