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Carbon Cube is a visual idiom that represents all scales and types of carbon consumption and production, from individual to global.

Carbon Cube is a visual idiom that represents all scales and types of carbon consumption and production, from individual to global.

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Carbon Cube is a visual idiom that represents all scales and types of carbon consumption and production, from individual to global.

Carbon Cube is a visual idiom that represents all scales and types of carbon consumption and production, from individual to global.

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Rebecca commented on Carbon Cube

Hi Matt, thanks for the kind words! We hope that people will come away with a better understanding of their relationship to fossil fuels. Carbon based energy, like the air we breathe, is so vital and so ubiquitous that we live it as an abstraction, not as a physical object. We do not think of fuels as the common elements that enable our subsistence and that give richness to our lives.

The best possible follow up action is that people take steps to reduce their fossil fuel consumption. At each carbon cube installation, we provide educational materials that talk about how much coal and oil people use and how they can reduce this. We're still exploring ideas for this part of the project. One idea is to create an online space where people can digitally create their personal carbon cube, and explore how consumption varies from place to place. Another is to provide people instructions for how to create physical cubes in their communities.

It would be wonderful to connect with a storytelling partner, thank you!