Climate Quilt panels on display in Copenhagen
As world leaders gather in Copenhagen this week to negotiate continued international action on climate change, they’ll have one good example of the kinds of pledges they’ll need to make: the Climate Quilt. A project of Habitat Heroes and The Green Schools Alliance, the Climate Quilt Campaign asks school kids from around the world to make “pledge patches” (from recycled materials, of course) that display individual promises “to preserve the future of the planet.” While the finished quilt won’t be available until Earth Day, 2010, panels from kids in New Jersey and Australia have made their way to COP15.
Launched in September as a part of New York Climate Week, the Climate Quilt project has caught on quickly: pledge patches have arrived from the US, Australia, China, New Zealand, the UK, the Philippines, Africa and South Africa. The media’s taken notice quickly, also: the project has been featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America, as well as on a number of green sites and blogs such as Green Right Now and Blisstree.
There’s still time to contribute to the quilt: schools, parents, or students interested in participating can check out the campaign’s “Get Involved” page for details on submitting a pledge patch, or otherwise helping out.
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Image: Portions of the Climate Quilt on Good Morning America, courtesy of the Climate Quilt Campaign