A few weeks ago, dozens of students from New York gathered to share and piece together their handmade climate quilts. Thus far, more than 3,000 quilt patches have been created from recycled fabric to create the Climate Quilt, a campaign created to help kids from around the world lend their voice to the global climate change debate.
The Climate Quilt Campaign was created by Habitat Heroes and the Green Schools Alliance in an effort to involve children worldwide around the issue of climate change. What a great way to empower youth, raise awareness and build global community!
At present, the quilt represents kids from the U.S., China, Australia, China, and all over Europe. It will be presented to U.N. leaders at the upcoming climate conference in Copenhagen. Following the summit, the quilt will be displayed during 2010 Earth Day events in Washington, D.C.
By the way, its not too late to get involved. The quilt will continue to grow until its final display at Earth Day next spring. To be a part of this project, students simply design and "pledge" patches relating to climate change. The patches should be made from recycled materials. The campaign will accept quilt patches until Feb. 22, 2010. Check out the Climate Quilt Campaign website for more details on pledging your support to this cool and crafty campaign.