Get your old t-shirts and scraps of fabric ready for a fun and worthwhile project! Kids across the world are now making pledges to save the planet with their participation in the recently launched Climate Quilt Campaign—check-out www.climatequilt.org.
The Climate Quilt Campaign, a project co-founded by HabitatHeroes.com and the Green Schools Alliance, is an effort to tangibly connect children worldwide around the issues of Climate Change and what they can do about it. The Campaign is designed to empower youth, raise awareness, build global community, and be the voice of children around the world who are pledging to do their part to help save their planet.
Children in every country and city throughout the world can get involved through their schools or individually to have their pledge patch included. The goal is to have the finished quilt on display in Copenhagen during the UN conference on climate change. Leading up to Copenhagen, the quilt will be celebrated in countries on all six continents including the United Kingdom, the Phillipines, China and Australia on the same day in a grand gesture of solidarity as together, children promise to help protect the Earth they will one day inherit.
The Climate Quilt Campaign officially launched on September 23rd. Here is a you tube link to the NBC-TV “Today” show segment, where the Climate Quilt was officially debuted on 9/22. There are many ways for you and your kids to get involved with the project, making patches, assisting with your sewing expertise, or spreading the word to family and friends. It’s also a great way for families to give back, especially as we move into the holiday season. Visit the web site for additional information.