The Earth is warming at an alarming rate, causing adverse effects on ecosystems. Present and future generations, risk the loss of a healthy planet and the important cultural and environmental legacy of our past. Human-induced climate change, including the production of Co2 emissions, are large contributors to these detrimental changes. Taking responsibility for the change we can move to reduce and counteract these negative impacts.
As an artist-activist company, we devised a movement for this change, Move to Zero.
Move to Zero was an initiative of Australian Dance Party supported by the ACT Government’s Zero Emissions Grants Program. It has involved the creation of short dance films bringing the ACT Government’s carbon reduction target into the public eye (read about the targets here). To encourage effective action toward zero we worked with science advisors, Dr Mark Stafford Smith and Prof. Will Steffen, the ACT community via workshops and surveys, artists, film-makers, EV experts, and business and media partners to help craft quirky and memorable messages of sustainability.
Supported by ACT Gov. Community Zero Emissions Grants Program, Screencraft Media, Dionysus, Molonglo, HerCanberra, RiotACT, Upcycle Entertainment, Maxim, AllInsure, Lorna Sim Photography, Atlas Physio, Australian Electric Vehicle Association (ACT), SOULution Yoga and QL2 Dance.
The films #movetozero
Use no plastic, Dive into a carpool, Make your home just right, Make your step, Strut Your Stuff, Get Electrified and Feel Wheely Good.
Thank you Screencraft, our team of scientists, artists and creatives as well as to everyone who completed the survey, or contributed ideas through our workshops and shoot at Yarralumla. Art meets science, government, and community for change. A huge collaborative effort by all. We hope that you become inspired champions for this cause, through your dances and your ideas.
For more ways to make moves towards zero visit Actsmart.
WHAT’S YOUR #MOVETOZERO?
Get involved in spreading the message by sharing your moves towards zero via Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #movetozero
For more ways to move to zero visit Actsmart.
ABOUT THE FILMS
Feel Wheely Good
Snatch up some exercise, catch up with a friend and take in the natural environment by using active transport on a bike, scooter, skateboard or roller skate.
Vehicles are responsible for over 60% of emissions in the ACT, producing an average of around 2.4 metric tonnes of carbon per vehicle per year. Electric Vehicles (EVs) run clean, are increasingly affordable to buy, cost-effective to run/service and boy are they green machines! Learn more about electric vehicles, including the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (Canberra Branch), ACT Government subsidies for Green vehicles and myth-busting EVs. Thinking of buying an electric bike? Test one here
Strut Your Stuff
Vehicles are responsible for over 60% of emissions in the ACT, producing around 2.4 metric tonnes of carbon per car per year. So why not ditch the keys and Strut Your Stuff? Walking to and from your destination, or to the bus or tram, is not only good for the environment, it is oh so good for you! Snatch up 30-60 mins of exercise a day while you walk through the street, park or neighbourhood. Along the way meet up with a friend, have a chat on the phone and take in the natural environments that we are all a part of. For more ways to Move to Zero emissions visit.
Make Your Step
We can ALL make small steps to zero today and every day. Dive into a carpool, Make your home just right and Use no plastic.
Make Your Home Just Right
In Canberra, Australia, the number of days over 35 degrees has almost doubled since 1976. – Actsmart ACT Make your home just right this summer and reduce energy use by setting your air conditioner to 25 degrees, blocking the sun with window coverings, sheltering and greening your home and insuring ventilation in cooler parts of the day.
Dive Into A Car Pool
Many of us drive ourselves here there and everywhere. Limit your single-occupant car trips and share the ride, dive into the car pool and splash about with your mates while you’re at it. Better for you, better for the environment.
Use No Plastic
The Earth is warming at an alarming rate, causing adverse effects to ecosystems. Present and future generations, risk the loss of a healthy planet and the important cultural and environmental legacy of our past. Human-induced climate change, including the production of Co2 emissions, are large contributor to these detrimental changes. Taking responsibility for the change we can move to reduce and counteract these negative impacts.