Scream for the Environment

The “Scream from Nature” art project, led by Norwegian artist Lisse Wulff, is an example of how people take action to increase awareness of environmental issues. On the occasion of artist Edward Munch’s 150th birthday, the project celebrates his iconic painting and has sparked interest among groups worldwide who have recreated and photographed the image, representing an outcry for united action against the unsustainable use of natural resources.


Photo: A “Scream from Nature” came to life at a dinner celebrating the WED 2013 theme “Think.Eat.Save.” Photo: UNEP/Phil Amunga

The “Scream from Nature” sends a contemporary and timely message today, as UNEP Division of Communication and Public Information (DCPI) Director Nick Nuttall stated, where “a scream is transformed into a call for action and a sigh of relief that we have found a fresh, clear and better way forward for seven billion people.”

A “Scream from Nature” art installation made from plant saplings welcomed delegates to the headquarters of UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya during the annual UNEP Governing Council in February 2013.  A second recreation came to life when guests lit candles and formed the “Scream” during the special dinner which celebrated this year’s World Environment Day theme Think.Eat.Save

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