Welcome to “The Change Makers” – a weekly video series.
In this series our Change Makers share their stories, their thoughts, their ambitions and their actions to leave the earth a better place – to be a Good Ancestor to future generations.
Our planet is experiencing catastrophic environmental harm and it requires us to Think Long Term, beyond our lifetimes, to evaluate our choices and to take actions to ensure a sustainable and healthy future for all.
The stories of those leading the change – The Change Makers – those thinking and acting with long-term vision, are inspirational.
Inspired, we can ask ourselves, “what can we do to be Better Ancestors?”
This week, Better Ancestors explores the daring public and political art of Sam Mahon.
Throughout his career, Sam has harnessed public attention and created controversy with his paintings, writings, sculpture, and public protesting, all in the name of revealing the truth about the sorry state of New Zealand’s waterways.
Over just the last few decades, New Zealand’s freshwater has gone from some of the cleanest, to some of the most polluted and toxic in the world, both as a result of agricultural run-off and urban waste run-off.
In the face of such environmental degradation, bold art can bring the awareness to an issue in ways that traditional avenues can’t, and no one does this better than Sam Mahon.
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This series, The Change Makers, is made possible by the New Zealand Regeneration Investment Group.