Phrases like “global warming” “climate change” and “rising sea levels” are buzz words that increasingly cause people to tune out, which is why the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony is tuning up to re-ignite awareness of climate change.

NASA says 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming trends during the last century are likely due to human activities. The arts have long provided a call to action in the form of “This Beautiful Earth – A Climate Change Awareness Event”. The University of New Mexico Wind Symphony is hosting the collaborative event to re-invigorate the conversation about climate change and demonstrate how art can be an effective tool for such education.

Together with UNM’s Land Arts of the American West, the Departments of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the Sustainability Program, the Wind Symphony concert and will feature music, arts and science displays and presentations on human impact on the environment. Many community groups will be on hand to provide information on action individuals can take to halt climate change.

The climate change awareness event is being held Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Popejoy Hall.

The symphony will be performing ‘Apotheosis of this Earth’ by Karel Husa, ‘Metropolis’ by Adam Gorb and ‘The Yellowstone Fires’ by Dan Welcher.

Tickets are between $5 and $10 and can be purchased at through UNM Ticketing Services.