Art, Activism, & Climate Change with Angélique Kidjo and Vijay Iyer, Climate Champions–Helping Us Help You Reforest the Planet, Woodland Walks Podcast with Adam Shaw!

by | Jan 24, 2023 | Podcasts, The Climate Daily

Art, Activism, & Climate Change: Conversation with Angélique Kidjo and Vijay Iyer, plus Climate Champions–helping us help you reforest the planet, and “Woodland Walks Podcast with Adam Shaw – Ancient Trees”



Today, January 24 @ 4P New York time, Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University present the first in a series of virtual programs focusing on the intersection of art, activism, and climate change. The programs will feature leading figures in the arts and humanities engaging in conversations about their commitment to art and activism as a means to combat climate change, the origins of their interests, and their hopes for the future.

Five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the premier artists in international music today. Time Magazine named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2021. She is the recipient of the 2016 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and the 2018 German Sustainability Award. Composer and pianist Vijay Iyer is an Arts professor at Harvard University. His musical work is grounded in the traditions of South Asia and West Africa, the African American creative music movement of the 1960s and 70s, and the lineage of composer-pianists from Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk to Alice Coltrane and Geri Allen.

Iyer was recently named 2022 Pianist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association and has been described by the New York Times as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway.” Why does sharing a conversation with Angelique Kidjo and Vijay Iyer matter to us? With so much at stake for our planet, the work of artists and activists is essential in reaching and moving the public, as well as scientists, policy makers, and journalists. Click on the link in the Deeper Dive section of this story at to register now!

DEEPER DIVE: Art, Activism & Climate Change Webinar


Hey, everybody! Jeffrey and I are super excited about this—in honor of our second anniversary of podcasting The Climate Daily, and from input from some of our faithful listeners who kept asking us, “What else can we do to take positive action to combat climate change, aside from listening to The Climate Daily?”, we are launching The Climate Champions project! What’s a climate champion, you ask? A climate champion proves that a small group of people can make a massive impact on the planet in a short amount of time. How? Our company, The Climate, is partnering with over 30 international tree-planting organizations–ALONG WITH our climate champions– to re-plant, and regrow forests all over the world, by planting ten thousand trees at a time. 

Why? Because science says the best way to combat climate change is to restore nature. And the fastest way to restore nature is to plant and grow a trillion trees, and the fastest way to plant and grow a trillion trees is to replant and regrow forests. The fastest way to do that is to plant ten thousand trees at a time. And the fastest and most fun way to plant ten thousand trees at a time is to fundraise with friends, climate champions. When just 33 people commit to just $3/ day for four months, we can plant and grow 10K trees…a 20-acre forest! Which our tree planting partners will do. They’re the tree-planting professionals. 

Surf on over to hyphen  champions. Click on the donate button and join our team of climate champions today. $3/day? That’s less than the price of coffee, or a slice of pizza or to pay for parking to grab that coffee or that pizza. And when you do it, you’ll get a social media shout out, a receipt for your taxes, and your whole family will be proud of you. Again, Surf on over to Click on the donate button and join our team of climate champions today. And if you want to start your own team of climate champions, reach out to us at info@ Well help you put together your own small group of change champions to make a massive impact on the planet in a short amount of time, planting 10 thousand trees–a 20-acre forest! Wouldn’t it be great to be the change you want to see in the world?  

Go to and become part of something special. Become a climate champion.  Thank you!!

DEEPER DIVE: Climate Champions