Three weeks ago, I went to see a free screening of the incredible film “Home” and was treated to a Q&A with the director Yann Arthus-Bertrand afterwards. Many people in the audience were moved by the film.  They praised it for its extraordinary beauty, and also its message: Humans are not living sustainably on this earth. At least a few people asked Yann Arthus-Bertrand what they should or could do, to which he very thoughtfully replied, “I don’t know. I’m a filmmaker, so I made this film. Now it’s up to all of us to figure it out.” And I really appreciated his position that doing art can raise consciousness. So, as my little homage to “Home”, I made a kit called “sustainable poetry” which invites people to experiment with different poems about sustainability. Click the screenshot below to try it out (or click here.)

This experiment is collaborative, so changes you make will be stored on the server and shown in realtime to other users, or saved for the next person who visits. A couple of points: I’m not saving any history of changes at the moment, but I probably should. Also, let me know what words I’m missing, and I’ll add them. And a final disclaimer, this is a work in progress, so suggestions are greatly appreciated!