Children worldwide are being united through a project that aims to bring awareness to climate change. The Climate Quilt Campaign encourages students to design pledge patches from recycled material, each featuring their promises to preserve the planet’s future. Kids worldwide can have their pledge patch included on the quilt, which was this week shown on Good Morning America (pictured). See www.climatequilt.org.
January 3, 2010 by The Dove
The Climate Quilt Campaign (www.climatequilt.org), an International initiative created to encourage youth worldwide to get involved with protecting the environment was recently on display at the UN Climate Conference and is now headed back to the US for Earth Day (April 22).
The quilt was on display at both the NGO reception and the Global Day of Conversation in Copenhagen. Students around the world have designed “pledge patches” from recycled materials with their individual promises to preserve the future of the planet.
In Australia, the quilt has already gotten the attention of their government officials. The Australian delegation carried a portion of the climate quilt with them to Copenhagen in an effort to show their support of the campaign and help spread the word globally. Senator Penny Wong has made a promise back to the children of her country that have committed themselves to the campaign with her pledge, “To remember your pledges when I am at Copenhagen”.
The Climate Quilt Campaign launched in September during New York Climate Week as an initiative of Habitat Heroes with only two schools and has grown expontentially ever since. Schools and organizations from states across the US including New York, Connecticut, Maine, Montana, and Arizona s have already sent in their quilt panels. To date, the campaign has pledge patches from students from around countries such as US, Australia, China, New Zealand, the UK, Phillipines, Africa and South Africa.
The quilt has appeared on such well known television shows as The Today Show, Good Morning America, News 12 and in such high profile websites as Greenrightnow, Treehugger and Blisstree.
Children in every country and city throughout the world can still get involved through their schools or individually to have their pledge patch included by going to www.climatequilt.org.
“This Climate Quilt creates an opportunity to give a voice to our children and is a symbol of their deep commitment to preserve our Earth’s great resources for all future generations,” said Peg Watson, Founder of the Green Schools Alliance.
The campaign is designed to empower youth, raise awareness and build global community. The quilt will ultimately be a representation of children’s hopes and dreams for the future of the Earth and their pledge to do their part to protect the environment.