Grad student, artist featured in Yale Climate Connections – J. Pelto

Yale Climate Connections published an article on Jill Pelto, a graduate student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine. Pelto creates environmental artwork as a way to communicate scientific data related to climate change. Pelto grew up immersed in nature and always loved to make art, according to the article. When she began studying Earth science, she started looking for ways to unite her two passions, the article states. “I thought, I know I have to make environmental art and I have to make art that is sending a message to more people,” Pelto said. “I’m trying to get people to pay attention and be informed about what’s going on, but also further inspire them to take action.”