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Green Lens was a project during Summer 2018 that invited young people across Birmingham to voice the green issues that matter to them, locally or globally, through the medium of photography and film. Environmental issues have a greater sense of urgency than ever, and young people stand to inherit a world that could be radically different to the one we currently live in.

The impact of global warming, effects of excess consumption, poor air quality, food poverty and lack of access to green spaces highlight these immediate and pressing threats to the future of humanity. Yet there are also glimpses of hope and of positive changes we can all enact, including the reduction of food waste, recycling and the tenacity of nature to thrive in our post-industrial city.


Green Lens is organised by ecobirmingham in collaboration with Ampersand Projects.

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ecobirmingham want to help create a sustainable city, inspire positive change and build stronger communities. Whether it’s learning to ride a bike, gaining skills in food growing, raising awareness of local issues or contributing to debate in the city – we will help you along your journey.


Ampersand Projects

Ampersand Projects collaborate with communities and artists across Birmingham and the Black Country with the goal of building meaningful connections between people and public spaces. We work to empower communities and individuals to be more creative, collaborative, build skills and share stories.


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