Last week (Sept. 21, 2014 – Sept., 27, 2014) was a big one for addressing Climate Change –
Sept., 21, 2014: Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to draw attention to the greatest threat facing life on earth. It was the biggest climate march in history.
Sept., 23, 2014: Hundreds of leaders and activists participated in the UN Climate Summit at New York to address climate change.
Sept., 25, 2014: President Obama created the largest marine reserve on the planet.
Sept., 22, 2014: Amidst all these encouraging signs of bringing attention to Climate Change, I submitted a design for Patagonia’s Vote the Environment campaign that is being run in conjunction with:
– Creative Action Network (a great organization that uses art to highlight and raise funds to support social and environmental justice issues) and
– The Canary Project (which, uses art and media to deepen public understanding of the impacts of climate change)
It is available for sale through the C.A.N. website By buying my poster, you will be supporting a great cause.
Simply put, the “Vote the Environment” campaign encourages voting as an empowering action that we can all take to secure the health of our planet and future generations by supporting “candidates who will push hard for clean, renewable energy, restore clean water and air” and “act on behalf of the future and the planet.”
I feel honored to be part of a brand that has always been close to my heart and at the forefront of corporate and environmental responsibility. Patagonia has been making sustainably sourced products that will actually last through years of whatever you put them through. Believe me! My Patagonia fleece (made out of post consumer recycled plastic soda bottles) is still going strong after more than ten years of constant use.
30% of profits from sales will go towards supporting the project, 30% to HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy, and 40% to the artist.
So, buy a poster, spread the word, and, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, take the planet into the voting booth!