Gloomy about the midterm election results? Feel your green voice didn’t get heard? Then send your message out again at the end of this month — and send out a message so big and clear it will be visible from space!
How? Sign up to join 350 EARTH, a massive eco-art project organized by 350.org. For a week starting Nov. 20, gigantic aerial art pieces “depicting climate impacts and climate solutions” will be created by eco-activists in 15 spots around the world and captured by a Digital Globe satellite. The purpose? “350 EARTH will serve as a reminder of the global nature of the climate challenge, and the fragility (and beauty!) of the planet,” according to Bill McKibben’s e-mail to 350.org supporters.
I’ve already signed up to join the Los Angeles event on Nov. 21. Apparently, we’ll be creating “a giant eagle representing clean, renewable, energy independence … using solar panels and thousands of people.” If you live in SoCal, I hope to see you there! Other participating U.S. cities are Austin, Texas; Grand Isle, La.; New York City; and Santa Fe, N.M.
Of course, even if you don’t live in or near those cities, you can still participate. 350.org has many suggestions, including organizing your own aerial art project! Get enough neighbors together, and maybe you’ll be able to put together a 16th art piece visible from space.