Who are you, what do you do, and where are you from?
My name is Miranda Fontana and I am a Film, TV and Interactive Media Composer from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
What does sustainability mean to you?
Sustainability to me has to do with the integration of environmental health, social equity, and economic vitality in order to create healthy and diverse communities for this generation and future generations. Sustainability is about future generations, our children, our grand children and their children, and the world we will leave them.
How do you incorporate sustainability into daily life as an artist?
As an artist I always try to set an example and communicate different ways of living a more sustainable life. I believe that you don’t have to change your lifestyle and habits overnight; it’s more about making gradual and small changes. I started a more sustainable lifestyle by recycling and composting everything I can. A couple of years later I began my journey as a vegan after realizing that the meat industry is one of the most harmful for our planet and communities. Deforestation is another consequence of agriculture as well as the use of extremely toxic chemicals and fertilizers that contaminate the planet, animals, and locals.Recently, I’ve been trying to replace my cleaning and hygiene products for ones that are biodegradable or more eco-friendly with little to no plastic packaging. Whenever I go grocery shopping I bring reusable bags even for produce, because although it might not seem like it, one plastic bag takes 500 years or more for it to degrade.
What impact can artists have on sustainability?
I consider that artists are essential to guide and communicate the path to a more sustainable way of living. I believe that through art we as artists have the power to reach more people from all ages, races, genders and cultures. Through the arts and through music we can communicate what our planet is going through and spread awareness.