Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet

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There is something in Jerusalem  I've been wanting to show you  for months now.
ABC Wednesday G day reminded me:
Cool Globes against global warming!


I learn from their website that
 Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, is a public art exhibition designed to raise awareness of solutions to climate change. 
Cool Globes grew out of a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005, and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2006.  Since that time, Cool Globes premiered in Chicago and went on tour across the country from Washington DC to San Francisco, San Diego, Sundance, Los Angeles, Houston and Cleveland.  In the fall of 2009, Cool Globes opened the first international exhibit in Copenhagen. From there our globes were in Geneva, Marseille, Vancouver, and Amsterdam. It is our hope that the millions of people who have experienced the exhibit, leave with a vast array of solutions to climate change, and with one clear message….we can solve this.


Jerusalem has 18 of the globes on display along the  Alrov-Mamilla Esplanade near  Jaffa Gate.
 

Here are a few of my favorites.



This one is "Solar Power" by Alice Sharie Relevski.




These sweet little religious kids were posing for their parents to take a photo.
They look like they have the world on their shoulders.

All the photos above can be enlarged 2x with a few clicks.

When the exhibit ends at the end of the summer the globes will be donated for permanent installation in Israel, with proceeds from sponsorship going to educational programming on climate change and the environment in Israel.
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18 comments:

Spiderdama said...

Ah, I try to comment..

Wow, very nice!! I love the post and I need one of this for Malin:-)

Ps: The plane tickets is for climbing at Sardinia:-)

VP said...

Funny toys!

Cloudia said...

Transformative works. Splendid post. I see the Hawaii motto- 'UA mau....'



Aloha

Nadege said...

They are magnificent! What a great idea! I wish I could see them in real life!

Kay said...

I love this! There was an outdoor exhibit like this in Chicago and we really enjoyed it. Thank you for posting the one with the phrase Ua mau ke ea oka aina ika pono. It's Hawaii's state motto: The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

Roger Owen Green said...

Yes, our planet needs help!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Suzanne said...

These are just wonderful Dina. What a great display this must have been.

Petrea Burchard said...

They're great! They've already been to my town and I didn't even know it.

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for your reactions.

Kay and Cloudia, I took that picture especially for you Hawaiian friends. Thanks for telling me what it means. Nice.

cieldequimper said...

Nice idea but I don't think it's going to change big corporations' ways...

JM said...

Fantastic idea and great message!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, sooo many globes! So nice and so different each other, wonderful!

Louisette said...

Wonderfull globes with diiferent Idea.
best regard from Belgium.

Reader Wil said...

The global idea is great! The globes are very beautiful! I am glad the world is trying to do something about global warming.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Ann said...

I love all those in a row, I collect globes for my house of course not as big.

Ann

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm so glad you posted these, Dina. It is very discouraging to be climate-oriented in Canada where our federal government doesn't believe in global warming. Really. It makes me want to cry, so your photos made me feel much better.
I'm glad there was an exhibit in Vancouver. That's my home city and I know everyone there is Super Green, but I now live in Alberta, where the majority are pro-gun, pro-oil, and anti-climate change.
You've made my day!
K

Hilda said...

It's a wonderful exhibit and I love the educational aspect of it.

We're having some serious political issues here, but as I told my husband, we're still better off that the Middle East. :( Keeping you all in my prayers.

katney said...

Oh, I wish they would be coming to Seattle or Portland. I would love to see them close up. Of course, it would still require an expenditure of carbon producing mileage to get to either of those sites, so maybe it is best that I examine them here in your blog.