There are several ways to participate...

Host a Climate Ribbon ritual

You can host an event with your community, faith group, local organization, union, or family.  In the Climate Ribbon ritual, participants are invited to find a stranger’s ribbon, read it aloud, have the group answer “We are with you,” or “We’ve got your back!” Then they tie the ribbon onto their wrists and take it home with them. 


  • Look within. Pause for a moment and consider what is worth saving. What do you love most that you hope to never lose to Climate Chaos? Be specific and personal. What’s at stake for you?

  • Find a piece of ribbon that is about 2 feet long. Consider recycling old ribbons from gift wrapping, or ripping an old sheet or piece of fabric into strips (ideally, the less imported new materials, the more eco-friendly, the better). You’re welcome to take creative liberty to make sashes or other sizes. Pick a ribbon that is wide enough to write on.

  • Write your phrase on the left side of your ribbon with a Sharpie or other waterproof marker. Add your name, age and where you live on the right side of the ribbon, leaving the middle blank. Some examples we’ve received:

“The coastline of Manhattan.                                          Andy, New York City, age 25.”
“The hope that my children can live healthy lives.         Jon, Milwaukee, age 34.”

  • Add your ribbon to a tree in your community, send it to a friend, tie it to a fence — there is no wrong way to make a Climate Ribbon! You can send your ribbon to project HQ:

Climate Ribbon Project

139 Norfolk St., Suite 3D

New York, NY 10002


Use #climateribbon, and add your name, age, location, and what you never want to lose to climate chaos.

For example: 

Hope for my children’s future. Anne, Kansas City, 47. #climateribbon

Submit a ribbon online

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Climate Ribbon Tree at Watershed Retreat Center in Millerton, NY, USA