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HWL.pngITP Grant Partners Eve Mosher and Heidi Quante collaborated on HighWaterLine. HighWaterLine uses art and public performance to build community awareness around climate change.  Their newly developed Guide for Creative Community Engagement provides a roadmap for how you can use creativity to spur change in your local community.  Read more here
HighWaterLine launches in Miami Beach November 13 & 14 and in Miami on November 17!  Participant Francine Madera writes in the HuffingtonPost about climate change impacts in Florida and the Resilient Miami movement. Where do you draw the line on this issue?

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ITP recently interviewed Grant Partner Heidi Quante of HighWaterLine.  In 2012, Heidi joined forces with artist and HighWaterLine New York creator Eve Mosher in hopes that by amplifying the original New York project concept they will help communities realize how climate change will personally impact their local area.

ITP:  You've been an activist on several different issues throughout your career. What sparked you to become involved with the HighWaterLine project, and how did your collaboration with Eve Mosher come about?

Heidi:  I had been working on environmental issues for over 14 years in different capacities. I'd done everything from lobbying in Washington, D.C. to working with grassroots environmental organizations overseas and domestically. What I heard constantly from all of these groups was their desire to go "beyond the choir". There was a shared recognition that it wasn't enough to have support from the people already on board, that reaching out to the general public was necessary for real social change to occur. Even though the groups had this recognition, I found that they kept using the same tactics.   » Read More

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