Climate Change

Bike to the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun with the Solutions Revolution!

www.350solutionsrevolution.org

Join the 350 Solutions Revolution! A bicycle journey across America telling the story of local communities’ working to solve the climate crisis.

Starting August 10, 2010, we will bike from Portland, Oregon to Washington, D.C. Along the way, we will film a documentary of local communities’ solutions to the climate crisis. On November 19, we will meet with senators in D.C. to share the homegrown solutions with them. Next, we’ll take a train to Florida and sail to Cancun, Mexico for the United Nations Climate Change Conference happening November 29 – December 10, 2010.

Everyone is welcome to join! You are invited to ride for a day or the whole way.

The 350 Solutions Revolution is organized by SEA Change co-curators Katherine Ball and Alec Neal. info@350solutionsrevolution.org

route map

Bicycle Rainbow

COP15 DISPATCH

SEA Change co-curators Alec Neal and Katherine Ball went to Copenhagen from Dec. 9-17 to participate in actions surrounding the UN Climate Change Conference COP15. This page is a dispatch about their experiences: hosting the Climate Change March banner making workshop at Klimaforum09, helping build the Bike Bloc, activities at the Yes Men’s headquarters, and learning from broadcasts on Democracy Now.

[[[[[[[[ BANNER MAKING WORKSHOP ]]]]]]]
>ORGANIZERS: SEA CHANGE
>LOCATION: KLIMAFORUM09
>WWW.KLIMAFORUM09.ORG
> MARCH: 100,000 PEOPLE ON 12.DEC.09

> note: this video will not run smoothly on slow internet connections.

[[[[[[[ THE BIKE BLOC ]]]]]]]]]]
>LOCATION: THE CANDY FACTORY
>ORGANIZERS: CLIMATE CAMP
>WWW.FUNBETWEENYOURLEGS.INFO

>The Bike Bloc’s “strategic aim was to be totally decentralised and swarming ( 200 people in 20 swarms) and to draw police forces AWAY from the main blue bloc at the Reclaim Power demo on Dec. 16. The central aesthetic concern is building convivial collective creative communities around forms of disobedience – ie process is as important as product, because its from these processes that we can build movements…” – John Jordan, organizer

[[[[[[THE YES MEN]]]]]]]
>LOCATION: *HQ – PERFORMANCE ACTIVISM HEADQUARTERS
>WWW.THEYESMEN.ORG

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[[[[[[DEMOCRACY NOW]]]]]]
>WWW.DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG

> Democracy Now was the only daily global broadcast from inside the Bella Center, the official location for COP15. They covered the official proceedings as well as the events outside. <

[[[[[[[[[ ABOUT COP15]]]]]]]]]

> The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) took place in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 7th to the 18th of December, 2009. Delegates from 192 countries were in attendance.

> Tens of thousands of global citizens, environmentalists and activists from around the world also converged in Copenhagen, in what has been described as the biggest gathering on climate change in history.

> Official Site: http://www.cop15.dk

> (summary courtesty of Democracy Now: www.democracynow.org/tags/copenhagen_climate_summit)

—————-Post: December 2, 2009—————-
<<< ABOUT THE PROJECT >>>

SEA Change is hosting banner making workshops for the Climate Change March in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the workshops, participants will decide what the banners should say by selecting handmade letters from a preprinted stockpile and sewing them together. This December, the UN will be meeting in Copenhagen to discuss climate change. These banners will be carried in the Dec. 12 Climate Change March and Reclaim Power, a peaceful takeover of the UN Climate Change Summit. A multitude of community organizations, concerned citizens, and activists are meeting in Copenhagen to demonstrate strong support for progressive, scientifically based climate change legislation. Letters for the banners were printed in Portland, Oregon by Heather McLaughlin of Flight64, Roger Peet of Justseeds, and Katherine Ball of SEA Change. The letters will be sewn into banners at Betonsalon in Paris, France, Klimaforum09 in Copenhagen, and at the Yes Men’s Copenhagen Headquarters: Gallery Poulsen. If you have a phrase in mind, please email it to katherine@seachangegallery.org or post it as a comment to the bottom of this page. In January, the banners will be displayed at Apex Art in New York City as part of the Incidental Person exhibit. A presentation will also be given in Portland.

——–Post: December 2, 2009——–

Good News! The letters for the banners are printed! Come help sew the letters into banners!

We’ll be making banners at SEA Change on Wednesday, December 3 from 6-10pm as well as hanging the Beehive Collective show. Everyone is invited to help! Bring ideas for phrases to spell out on the banners (or make one up when you get here!). Bring an old sheet or lightweight fabric for the banner backing if you have one!

Check out the video of Heather McLaughlin of Flight64 and Roger Peet of Justseeds printing the letters! 800 in all!

———-Post: Dec. 1, 2009———

<<< ABOUT THE PROJECT >>>

SEA Change is hosting banner making workshops for the Climate Change March in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the workshops, participants will decide what the banners should say by selecting handmade letters from a preprinted stockpile and sewing them together.

This December, the UN will be meeting in Copenhagen to discuss climate change. These banners will be carried in the Dec. 12 Climate Change March and Reclaim Power, a peaceful takeover of the UN Climate Change Summit. A multitude of community organizations, concerned citizens, and activists are meeting in Copenhagen to demonstrate strong support for progressive, scientifically based climate change legislation. Letters for the banners were printed in Portland, Oregon by Heather McLaughlin of Flight64, Roger Peet of Justseeds, and Katherine Ball of SEA Change. The letters will be sewn into banners at Betonsalon in Paris, France, Klimaforum09 in Copenhagen, and at the Yes Men’s Copenhagen Headquarters: Gallery Poulsen.  If you have a phrase in mind, please email it to katherine@seachangegallery.org or post it as a comment to the bottom of this page. In January, the banners will be displayed at Apex Art in New York City as part of the Incidental Person exhibit. A presentation will also be given in Portland.

——–Post: November 24, 2009——–

Help make banners for the Copenhagen Climate Change March!

This winter, SEA Change is leading banner making workshops in Portland, Paris, and Copenhagen. The banners will be carried in the Climate Change March on December 12 while the UN is meeting to discuss climate change legislation. At the Portland workshops, participants will learn how to silk screen letters ~ free and no experience necessary!

an example of the banners you can help make!

<<< SIGN UP! >>>
Please email the time and date you would like to help print banners to katherine@seachangegallery.org. Please choose a block (or blocks) of time no shorter than 1.5 hours. Here are the available times:
Tues/24 – 9:20pm – 11:00pm
Wed/25 – 4:50pm – 11:00pm
Thanksgiving – 9am – 9pm
Fri/27 – 9am – 9pm
Sat/28 – 9am – 3:30p, 5:30p – 9pm
Sun/29 – 9am – 9pm
Mon/30 – None
Tues/1 – 4:50pm – 11:00pm
Wed/2 – 9am – 2pm, 4:50pm – 6:00pm, 9:20 – 11:00pm

an example of the font you can help print

<<< LOGISTICS >>>
All printing and fabric cutting will be done on Portland State’s campus in Neuberger Hall, 724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201 Room 260 ( click here to see the building floor plan). I, Katherine Ball, SEA Change co-curator, will be leading all the printing sessions. When you come to print or cut fabric, I will give you a demo on how to print and we’ll work together until you feel comfortable. My goal is that the printing will be a fun learning experience and productive time to make something with our hands. Rather than printing whole banners all at once, we’ll be printing a stockpile of letters that will be sewn into banners. Please wear clothes that you would paint in. The ink is waterbased and pthalate free so it will easily wash off your hands, but not your clothes. My cell is 313.605.2924.

A Beehive Collective poster that SEA Change will distribute in Copenhagen

———————-Post: November 24, 2009 ——————————–

<<< ABOUT THE PROJECT >>>
These banners will be carried in the Dec. 12 Climate Change March in Copenhagen, Denmark. This December, the UN will be meeting in Copenhagen to discuss climate change. A multitude of community organizations, concerned citizens, and activists are meeting in Copenhagen to demonstrate strong support for progressive, scientifically based climate change legislation. The banners will sewn together at Betonsalon in Paris, France, Klimaforum09 in Copenhagen, and at the Yes Men’s Copenhagen Headquarters: Gallery Poulsen. Portlanders as well as Paris and Copenhagen workshop participants will decide what the banners should say. If you have a phrase in mind, please email it to katherine@seachangegallery.org or post it as a comment to the bottom of this page. In January, the banners will be displayed at Apex Art in New York City as part of the Incidental Person exhibit. A presentation will also be given in Portland.

————Post: Oct. 30, 2009——-

SEA Change co-curators Alec Neal and Katherine Ball will be featured at Betonsalon Artist Residency in Paris, France and the People’s Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark this December!

Join us, Alec and Katherine, at the People’s Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark this December during the UN’s Climate Change Conference COP15! Or follow our blog about our travels here and the Heartland Network. We will be hosting an eco-activist art workshop at the summit as climate change emissaries of SEA Change and the HN. Our month at the Betonsalon residency will be spent working with members of the Betonsalon neighborhood to make banners to carry in the Climate Change March in Copenhagen on December 12!

Follow our regular blog posts of this experience on SEA Change and the Heartland Network.

If you have a suggestion for a banner phrase, please enter it in the comment box below! If you leave us your email, we’ll send you a picture of it on a banner!

Responses

  1. idea for banner phrase: tck tck tck
    from: Paul Thompson of Cool Planet- connecting people with nature, energy use, and a changing climate.

  2. this is fantastic…i still want to see a link to all your collected work. both of you

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