Climate Action: A Community Driven Approach - Professor Ian Condry

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In this compelling video, Ian Condry, Professor of Japanese culture and Media Studies at MIT discusses the importance of bottom-up cultural movements in enacting social change in areas such as climate action (0:00)

Ian highlights the role of community-driven action in convincing political and elites through successful and scalable projects. 

He posits that it is these local projects that eventually change thinking in powerful government institutions. 

Ian discusses the role of local climate action in tackling a capitalist perception of our communities. (1:35) 

He then considers the part that education can play in developing climate action and social transformation by taking a multidisciplinary approach. (3:18)