INSIDE THE GREENHOUSE | Re-telling climate change stories

Inside the Greenhouse at University of Colorado

Inside the Greenhouse
at University of Colorado Boulder

We work to deepen our understanding of how issues associated with climate change are/can be communicated, by creating artifacts through interactive theatre, film, fine art, performance art, television programming, and appraising as well as extracting effective methods for multimodal climate communication. 

Creative Works

Explore the creativity of past and present ITGH students.

Events & News

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Check out selected research we're undertaking and have completed with student and colleague collaborators...


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What People are Saying

"I was recently hired as an animator/video producer for a company that is the real-world version of what we always talked about in class. Even though just a few years ago opportunities like this didn't yet exist, I feel like what we did in the 'Inside the Greenhouse' project really set the undertones that lead me to where I am now...I hope a story like mine might be able to inspire some students who are interested in media as well as environment, but maybe have trouble seeing the real-world opportunities."

                                    ~ Johnny Mabie, Motion Designer, Attn: , Los Angeles, California

Johnny Mabie, Motion Designer, Attn: , Los Angeles, California

"Experimentation is vital when facing a wicked challenge like human-driven climate change and that's why the pedagogical innovation pursued by Max Boykoff, Rebecca Safran and Beth Osnes is so refreshing. In bridging the arts and sciences, "Inside the Greenhouse" captures the reality that data only frame environmental problems. It is values that largely determine personal and societal responses. The more of this the better."

Andrew Revkin, Pace University, Dot Earth New York Times

"I think it is so important to have more communication courses in environmental studies, we often do not get to engage hands-on with our mission. I think a lot of environmentalists themselves buy into the culture gap between us and the conservatives, big business, etc. but that true progress is going to be made not by alienating but communicating to everyone in a positive way".

Student Testimonial, Abrina

ITG is "a fitting way to highlight a productive intersection of theatre and environmental science."

Philanthropist Gordon Gamm

ITG is "the interface of climate and society. It melds the arts and environmental studies." ~ Andrew Revkin, New York Times

Andrew Revkin, New York Times