The Climate Ribbon team hopes you’re having a wonderful holiday season. However, we understand if sometimes it’s hard to maintain a cheery face amid the onslaught of national and global crises. And since you’re reading this, you surely understand perhaps the greatest crisis of all: ever-quickening climate chaos.
We at the Climate Ribbon believe the best way to approach this alarming new reality is head-on – and together. Much like the AIDS Memorial Quilt galvanized its generation, the Climate Ribbon uses art and ritual and to help us witness our mounting losses, and turn our grief into action.
In 2017, people across the country — from the People’s Climate March in DC to Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder to the Climate & Energy Funders Group Meeting in San Francisco — created climate ribbon installations and committed to using their life force in this unique moment in history to turn the tide on climate change.
In 2018, we’re taking the Climate Ribbon to the next level, with several exciting partnerships in the works, which we’ll tell you more about in the new year.
Here are some highlights from 2017:
Climate & Energy Funders Group Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 14
People's Climate March, Washington, DC, April 29
Native Plants & Prairies Day, Dallas, Texas, May 6
Get Organized BK, Brooklyn, NY, July 25
ARISE Music Festival, Loveland, CO, August 4-6
Rosh Hashanah prayer service, Congregation Nevei Kodesh, Boulder, CO, September 21
5 Years After Sandy: We Remember, We Resist, We Rise, New York, NY, October 28
The Climate Ribbon inspired the youth-led Sunrise Movement to launch a nationwide Climate Time Capsule campaign in fall ‘17.