26 July 2015: The Lowell Fire near Gold Run CA. (c) Earth Vision Institute, 2015. Photo by Stephen Nowland


  • Use Your Voice video premiered to a crowd of 250,000 attendees at Earth Day Network Rally and more than 2.3 million people lived streamed it on Google’s home page.
  • New York Times Magazine featured James Balog’s infrared photos of wildfire.
  • Presentations to Yosemite Environmental Law Conference, Colorado Environmental Leadership Awards, California Bar Association Annual Conference, Green Tijuana/San Diego Verde Conference, the Geological Society of America, the Royal Photographic Society in London, among many others.
  • Presented screenings and presentations at multiple events surrounding the COP21 Climate talks in Paris.
  • Time-lapse video used in Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home, a projection on St. Peter’s Basilica during COP21 to highlight the natural world.
  • EVI participated in the Halki II Summit in Turkey. James Balog, Terry Tempest Williams and a distinguished list of artistic creators and scholars spent three days with His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressing climate change within the context of the theme “Theology, Ecology, and the Word.”
  • ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers exhibit at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • Water’s Edge Photography Exhibit at Union Station, Toronto for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
  • Exhibition at the Montier en Der Nature Photography Festival in France
  • Unveiled a new website


  • Debuted our first Art+Science Video: Extreme Ice Survey: South Georgia Island
  • Travelled to Mauna Loa for seven days to record footage for Message in a Bottle
  • 1000 Cuts premiered at Telluride MountainFilm Festival
  • EVI Field Teams photographed and filmed four wildfires in California, a massive wildfire in Oregon, prescribed burns and a lightning-caused wildfire in the Northwest Territories of Canada.
  • Message in a Bottle released

1000 Cuts
Matthew Kennedy and Daniel McGrath of the Extreme Ice Survey team install a camera at Orne Harbor on the Antarctica Peninsula. The stop was part of the Extreme Ice Survey’s first expedition to the southern hemisphere. The team installed nine cameras on the Antarctica Peninsula and on South Georgia Island while traveling aboard the Lindblad/National Geographic Explorer.

Extreme Ice Survey

  • Guinness Book of World Records for the largest calving event ever captured on film.
  • EIS partnerships expanded to include KOPRI monitoring Drygalski and University of Washington for a Narwhal camera in Greenland.
  • EIS Field Teams visited Switzerland, Greenland, and Alaska to retrieve time-lapse camera memory cards.
  • James Balog summited Mt. Kilimanjaro and took Extreme Ice Survey photos of the rapidly receding glacier at the summit.

Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate

  • Announced GTP partnership with NOAA Clean
  • Partnered with National Environmental Education Week and Nova Education to spread the word about the free, online educational resource.
  • Partnered with the GLOBE program and Climate Voices to spread the word about the free, online educational resource.
  • Marked the one-year anniversary. In that year, people from 138 countries visited the GTP website more than 48,000 times, reaching more than 425,000 teachers and students.

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