AND ACTION RESIDE
Two words that can inspire every one of us to make a difference. Toyota is proud
to support Cool Globes and its commitment to raising awareness of global warming.
Globes Around San Francisco
City Hall (2)
Ferry Building Plaza
Parking and Transportation
The Globes will be exhibited along the Crissy Field
Promenade, with easy parking and access from the
East Beach and the West Bluff Picnic Area.
From San Francisco:
• Take Van Ness north to Bay Street
• Turn left on Bay Street
• Continue right onto Laguna Street
• Continue left onto Marina Blvd.
• Stay in right lane and continue straight on Mason
(don’t turn left toward Golden Gate Bridge)
• Turn right into the East Beach parking lot or
continue on Mason to the West Bluff Picnic
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
WILDLIFE PROTECTION AREA
Golden Gate Promenade / SF Bay Trail
& ENTRY GROVE
C o v e r
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With an unwavering commitment to environmental protection, Toyota
strives to create clean and efficient products, and to conserve resources
before its vehicles even hit the road. Cool Globes acknowledges and
thanks Toyota for being the presenting sponsor of Cool Globes in San
Francisco. Without Toyota’s generous support this exhibit would not
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is committed to achieving
clean air to protect the public’s health and the environment in the San
Francisco Bay region. Cool Globes appreciates the support the Air District
has provided through printing this guidebook.
Michael Schwab has established an international reputation as one of
America’s most beloved graphic artists, creating award-winning logo
designs and poster art for a remarkable list of clients. Cool Globes
extends its appreciation for donating his time and talents to design the
guidebook cover and San Francisco street banners.
Cool Globes would like to acknowledge and thank the following
organizations for their support: Clif Bar, Golden Gate National Parks
Conservancy, Jasculca/Terman and Associates, Inc., National Parks and
Conservation Association, Pier 39, Presidio Trust, Port of San Francisco,
San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco International Airport,
Save the Bay, Sign and Sign Again, and Sun First! Solar Energy Systems.
In addition, we would like to recognize the following outstanding
individuals: Ben Avery, Laura Castellini, Wade Crowfoot, Ozola Cody,
Lindsay Irving, Tracy Keough, Denise Lamott, Grier McCurdy Mathews,
Cindy Morton, Aaron Pope, Allison Quaid, Jesse Simons, Terri Spath and
Ted Witt. Cool Globes would also like to thank its staff, Megan Scarsella
and Nora Gainer, for their continuous hard work.
The paper in this guidebook was manufactured with electricity in the
form of renewable energy (wind, hydro and biogas) and contains a
minimum of 10% post consumer recovered fiber.
9 Get in the Game: Take Action for
A Perfect Game Plan
10 Commercial Recycling
10 Adjust the Thermostat
Warm Up: Wear a Sweater
11 Service Your Car
12 Let Your Voice Be Heard
The Choices in Your Hands,
13 Common Ground
Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington,
13 Wind Power
14 LED Traffic Lights
Stop Traffic Cold,
14 Take Simple Steps
15 Take Action For the Environment
Things To Do Today,
Geo Kita and Reid Johnston
16 Green Your Screens
16 Chicago’s Green Roofs
Hey, Nice Rooftop!,
17 Listen To Our Children
Listen To Our Children,
John Santoro and Arthur Santoro
17 Join The Stop Global Warming
Tom Van Sant
18 Corporate Environmental
19 Residential Recycling
The Comer Connection (Plastics, Metals
and Cell Phones OH MY!),
Faheem Majeed and Gary Comer
19 Green Schools
Green School, Green Students,
Lawrence Hall Youth Services; Janice
Gould (teacher), Sergio Ramos, Lakeysha
Dunn, Darnell Rhodes, Ebony Stamps,
Dominick Dunbar and Carlos Jones
20 Geothermal Energy
Tapping Geothermal Resources,
20 Encourage Green Government
The Word Globe,
21 Global Green
The Butterfly and the Tsunami,
22 Use Public Transportation
Take the “A” Train,
22 Population Awareness
23 Get Involved
First We Scream, Then We Act,
Nancy L. Steinmeyer
23 Green Office
Make It Happen,
Cathryn Henry-Colcer and Dan Colcer
24 Preserve Green Spaces
25 Buy Wind Power
25 Clinton Climate Initiative
26 Food for Thought
We Are What We Eat,
26 Rooftop Gardens Around the
Green Roof Connection,
27 Don’t Idle
Itz a Rhythmistic World,
28 Green Manufacturing
Watching the Process,
28 Green Laundry
Spin Dry: Drawing a Line on Global Warming,
29 Urban Greening
Tree of Life,
Kim C. Massey
29 Rebuild Green Cities
New Orleans: Toward a New Paradigm,
30 Illinois Green Fleets
31 Give Me Five
Blue Man Group
31 Support Organic Products
Organic-Sustainable Farmed Products,
One Man’s Trash…
Don’t Waste—Instead Create!,
32 Simple Steps Go a Long Way
Simple Steps Go a Long Way,
33 Prairie Restoration
34 Tidal Energy
34 Green Events
35 Support Scientific Research
Scientific Research That Furthers
Conservation and Sustainability,
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what is cool globes?
San Francisco Co-Chairs
Gavin Newsom • Mayor, City of San Francisco
Brian O’Neill • Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Cool Globes National Advisory Board
Wendy Abrams • Founder, Cool Globes
Ted A. Beattie • President and CEO, The Shedd Aquarium
Frances Beinecke • President, Natural Resources Defense Council
Doug Belgrad • President, Columbia Pictures
John Bryan • Chairman, Millennium Park, Inc.
John A. Canning Jr. • Chairman and CEO, Madison Dearborn Partners
Nelson Chai • Chief Financial Officer, Merrill Lynch
Jayni Chase • Founder, Center for Environmental Education
James Cuno • President and Director, The Art Institute of Chicago
William Daley • Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase
Laurie David • Founder, Stopglobalwarming.org
The Honorable Richard Durbin • United States Senator
Marshall Field • Chairman, The Field Corporation
Ann Friedman • Educator
Christie Hefner • Chairman and CEO, Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Dipak Jain • Dean, Kellogg Graduate School of Management
Sadhu Johnston • Chief Environmental Officer, City of Chicago
Paul H. Knappernberger Jr. • President, The Adler Planetarium
Kevin Knobloch • President, Union of Concerned Scientists
Fred Krupp • President, Environmental Defense
John McCarter • President, The Field Museum
The Honorable Barack Obama • United States Senator
Dr. Michael Oppenheimer • Professor of Geosciences, Princeton University
Kyle Orton • Quarterback, Chicago Bears
John Podesta • President, Center for American Progress
Carl Pope • Executive Director, The Sierra Club
J.B. Pritzker • Managing Partner, The Pritzker Group
Kathleen Rogers • President, Earthday Network
“Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet” is designed to inspire public dialogue and encourage individuals,
corporations and government officials to take action to stop global warming.
Created by environmental activist and mother of four Wendy Abrams, Cool Globes is a vibrant, engaging
and educational exhibit that features larger-than-life sculpted globes, each custom-designed by local,
national and international artists to showcase solutions to reduce global warming.
Cool Globes - public art with a purpose - simple solutions to combat global warming.
Cool Globes Around the World
Washington, D.C. • From May 24 – October 13, 2008, Cool
Globes is the featured attraction at the United States Botanic
Garden’s annual “One Planet – Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd
Century” exhibition. In addition, 60 miniature Cool Globes are
on display in the Kennedy Center’s Hall of Nations and Hall of
States from June 11 – September 3, 2008.
Chicago • As part of an encore presentation
from its launch in 2007, a selection of Cool Globes
is on display at The Field Museum from April 17
– September 1, 2008.
San Diego • From October
2008 to January 2009, Cool
Globes will be on display in
For updates, please visit
London • Plans are underway for
a Cool Globes exhibit in London’s
Trafalgar Square in Spring 2009.
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Mayor Gavin Newsom
On behalf of the National Park Service and the City and County of San Francisco, welcome to “Cool
Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet!”
Cool Globes is public art with a purpose – to inspire individuals and organizations to take action against
global warming. The National Park Service and the City and County of San Francisco have embraced the
opportunity to make our planet better for ourselves and our children. We hope this exhibit will inspire you
to do the same.
The National Park Service is the environmental steward for many of our coastal headlands, beaches,
redwood forests and historic sites like Alcatraz and the Fort Point. As part of the Climate Friendly Parks
program, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area aims to be carbon neutral by 2016. We’ve implemented
many green practices in the past year alone and have more exciting projects in the works, including
achieving LEED certification for the new Lodge at Cavallo Point, expanding shuttle services to popular
destinations like Muir Woods, and creating a “sustainable Alcatraz” with renewable energy and onsite
The City of San Francisco is meeting the climate crisis head-on by radically reducing the impact we have
on our environment. Through a series of innovative, practical and wide-ranging environmental programs,
we have achieved 69 percent recycling and have converted all of our municipal diesel fleet to biodiesel.
We introduced stringent green building guidelines that require optimum environmental performance in
commercial and residential buildings and have launched a local carbon offset program that will promote
investments in San Francisco-based green projects. And we have many more programs in the pipeline.
Now it’s your turn. After you enjoy the exhibit, pledge to do one thing when you return home to improve
our planet. When added together, all of these actions will make a big impact and a better world for our
Few will argue that global warming is a daunting problem. With a dramatic rise in man-made greenhouse
gas emissions, the earth’s atmosphere is warming at an unprecedented rate. The ten hottest years in
recorded history have all happened in the past two decades. Glaciers are melting which serves as the
water source for much of the world’s population, is decreasing rapidly. Global weather patterns are shifting
abruptly, disturbing the natural habitats of thousands of species and threatening entire ecosystems. With
statistics like these the problem of global warming may seem overwhelming, and it is easy to feel helpless.
But we are not helpless.
Cool Globes is public art with a purpose and is designed to demonstrate simple solutions we all can do to
combat global warming.
Cool Globes presents a vast array of solutions with a clear message; we can solve the problem. We can
stop global warming if we inspire government, corporate and community leaders to lead the way. But the
best way to do this is to engage the public at large to motivate our leaders and to embrace the solutions
Cool Globes is proud to partner with the City of San Francisco and Golden Gate National Recreation
Area. Mayor Newsom has demonstrated a strong commitment to the environment through initiatives
that encourage San Francisco residents to act “green.” From the banning of plastic grocery bags and
restaurants’ use of Styrofoam, to the creation of a business council on climate change to share publicprivate
best practices, San Francisco is a leader in addressing climate change.
I encourage everyone to visit the exhibit, learn about the simple solutions represented and make changes
in your daily lifestyles. Become part of the solution.
Honorary Co-Chair, Cool Globes
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Honorary Co-Chair, Cool Globes
Mayor, City and County of San Francisco
Founder, Cool Globes
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our sponsors and partners
Cool Globes would like to thank our partners and sponsors for their generous support.
Title: A Perfect Game Plan
Artist: Thom Cicchelli
The saying “best alone, better together” is fitting for a major league
baseball team, and also holds true when it comes to solutions to
global warming. Positive steps like switching to CFLs are good,
but are even better when combined with other efforts, such as
recycling and conserving water. Share a ride on the way to work.
Drink your coffee from a re-useable mug. A strong left fielder can’t
make the game if his first baseman can’t catch. Consistency is key
in this fight against global warming, so keep up the positive actions.
With a little effort, we can all be a team in this cause. Stepping up
to bat for the environment is a homerun!
Located at AT&T Park
GIANTS’ Green Initiative
The energy we use to light and heat our homes and
businesses has a major impact on climate change.
Did you know that buildings are responsible for 50
percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions?
We can all make a difference by making small changes
in the way that we consume energy. A great place to
start is by doing an energy audit of your home or business.
An audit can identify simple steps like replacing
incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light
bulbs (CFLs) or using curtains to shade direct sunlight.
CFLs are up to 70 percent more efficient, last 10 times
longer, and can save you $30 over the lifetime of a
bulb. Also, consider purchasing ENERGY STAR appliances.
Weatherize your home. Do only full loads when
using your washer and dryer and clean the dryer lint
trap after each load. Install a solar water heating system.
You can have a huge impact by doing just a few of
these simple actions. So, what are you waiting for?
PG&E’s Green Initiative
At PG&E, we are committed to reducing our carbon
footprint and empowering our customers to take
action against climate change. On average, more than
50 percent of the energy delivered to our customers
comes from sources that emit zero carbon dioxide.
We also offer our customers a suite of smart energy
solutions, such as energy efficiency programs, solar
energy incentives and our innovative ClimateSmart
program. PG&E’s commitment to helping San Francisco
become the nation’s greenest city includes a tailored
energy-efficiency plan to help its citizens and businesses
reduce their energy use and specific programs
designed to increase solar power in the city. We are
also pleased to partner with the San Francisco Giants—
making AT&T Park the first ballpark in Major League
Baseball to install a solar system. To learn more
about PG&E’s environmental commitment, visit
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Title: Recycled Evolution
Artist: Bryan Sperry
Up to 45 percent of discarded waste in the United States is
generated by businesses. A good part of this waste stream can be
reduced, recycled and reused. Businesses should conduct waste
audits and implement waste reduction and recycling programs.
These practices not only save businesses money, but also
conserve energy and natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas
Bryan Sperry’s globe raises awareness about this collective
commercial responsibility to pay attention to how the planet is
treated. Applying a variety of recycled material to the surface,
including stainless steel, rusted sheet metal, rebar and wood,
Sperry’s globe drives home the idea that humans create far more
waste than is healthy for the planet.
Service Your Car
Title: Under Pressure
Artist: Derric Clemmons
A well-maintained car is significantly more fuel-efficient than
a poorly maintained one. Regular tune-ups can increase fuel
efficiency by four percent, properly inflated tires raise it by three
percent, using the recommended motor oil adds a further two
percent, and checking and replacing clogged air filters raise
efficiency by a whopping 10 percent! All told, a serviced car can
increase its fuel efficiency by as much as 20 percent and save
thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
Incorporating tire treads and tire pressure nozzles, Derric
Clemmons’ globe reminds viewers to properly care for their car’s
tires. The “treads” placed above and below the globe are made of
several different media, including cement compounds, sawdust
and sand, and have been blown dry with heat. Each nozzle is
chrome-plated to contrast the globe’s green hue and multicolored
Adjust the Thermostat
Title: Warm Up: Wear a Sweater
Artist: Lindsay Obermeyer
Half the energy consumed in the average home is used to run its
heating and cooling systems. The good news is that residents
can curb greenhouse gases by simply adjusting the thermostat.
Programmable thermostats allow users to regulate temperature
to conserve energy while asleep or away. For example, setting the
temperature at 68 degrees or lower in the winter and 78 degrees
or higher in the summer may mean adding or removing a layer of
clothing, but it is a great way to help curb greenhouse gases.
This globe’s cozy turtleneck was hand-knit by Lindsay Obermeyer
as a charming reminder that wearing an extra sweater can go
a long way in conserving energy. Using UV-resistant, mildewresistant,
polyester, hollow-braided “yarn” – often used as
parachute cord – enabled Obermeyer to achieve a texture uniquely
suited to weathering the most blustery conditions.
Toyota’s Green Initiative
Toyota established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing
plants, with another under construction in Mississippi. At Toyota, our mission is to contribute to
society and the economy by designing and building clean, safe and innovative vehicles, while
respecting the environment and the culture of the local communities in which we operate. Toyota
also supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment
and safety. In 2007, Toyota contributed more than $56 million to philanthropic programs in the
U.S. For more information on Toyota’s commitment to the environment, visit www.toyota.com/
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Let Your Voice Be Heard
Title: The Choices in Your Hands
Artist: Paula Clayton
Global warming may feel like an overwhelming challenge, but artist
Paula Clayton seeks to demonstrate that every individual has a
voice, and by joining hands and raising our voices together we can
help fight global warming. Specifically, by making small changes
in our own lives, such as carpooling and buying local products, we
can demonstrate our collective commitment to helping fight global
warming and encourage business and government leaders to do
the same. For example, communities may institute better recycling
programs, businesses may adopt carbon neutral policies or elected
officials may pass legislation requiring stricter minimum standards
for protecting the environment if we let our voices be heard.
Title: Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington
Artist: Peter Mars
Americans may not agree on which candidate to vote for, but
many agree that the environment’s welfare must be part of the
national agenda. Elected officials are working across party lines to
find solutions to global warming. Last year, a bipartisan coalition
of U.S. senators introduced legislation that would reduce gasoline
consumption by a trillion gallons over the next 20 years.
Peter Mars has long been a leader in Chicago’s “avant pop”
movement. Combining found objects with images from popular
media, Mars painted his globe to tell a poignant tale of the
creatures who are most immediately affected by global warming:
the polar bears. The patriotic globe shows a concerned polar bear
father visiting the U.S. Capitol to try to convince senators and
representatives to help him save the rapidly receding polar ice.
Sierra Club’s Green Initiative
America has the technology and the know-how to move beyond our dependence
on polluting oil and coal-fired power plants by investing in a clean, efficient energy
economy. The Sierra Club advocates clean, safe and affordable renewable energy
sources, such as wind and solar. The Club also works to increase the energy
efficiency of our buildings, vehicles and appliances so we can do more with the
energy we generate. Switching to clean and efficient energy creates and keeps jobs
in America, makes our country more energy independent, saves consumers money,
reduces air and water pollution, and combats global warming.
Title: Wind Andamento
Artist: Karen Ami
It’s versatile, readily available, and an easily renewable source of
energy. Wind power is the fastest growing source of electricity in
the world, with an annual growth rate of 30 percent. In fact, wind
farms are popping up all over the country, as customers demand
cleaner energy and policymakers create new incentives for utility
companies to make green energy widely available.
This globe represents wind movement and flow over the earth’s
surface, designed by Karen Ami to show how readily accessible
wind power really is. By using ceramic and vitreous glass tiles, Ami
contrasts land and water through a variety of textual patterns. The
mosaic creates a visually unified whole that serves as a metaphor
for the unity necessary in the fight to stop global warming.
Located at City Hall
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LED Traffic Lights
Title: Stop Traffic Cold
Artist: Lee Strickland
One way to reduce global warming is as close as the nearest
intersection. The energy and globe-warming pollution produced
by stoplights is reduced by 85 percent every time an old bulb
is replaced with a light emitting diode (LED). If one major city
changed its stoplights to LEDs, it would save about $2.5 million
in annual energy costs and to decrease carbon dioxide emissions
by 1.2 million tons per year.
Powered by an LED solar panel, Lee Strickland’s globe features
lights that have been fashioned into fruit and plant shapes to
demonstrate that their power comes from an Earth-friendly source.
With the addition of lamps and signs from different countries,
Strickland illustrates how LED lights, which take a fraction of the
energy to create, double the light everywhere in the world.
Take Action For the Environment
Title: Things To Do Today
Artist: Geo Kita and Reid Johnston
The actions we take in our daily lives are often scripted by notes
stuck to our refrigerator door or to our desktop. Often we use these
notes to remind us of every day events: “plug in Prius,” “pick up
Rosie from riveting class” or “low on tofu.” Here we elevate the
message to a global scale, as expressed in terms of what can be
accomplished by people on a daily basis: “replace light bulbs with
compact fluorescent bulbs,” “buy locally produced food” or “tune
up bicycle for work commute.” Often we can be overwhelmed by
the scale of the challenges before us. By acting within our own
sphere of influence, we can take the necessary steps that will grow
into a great movement.
Take Simple Steps
Title: Teenie Greenie
Artists: Red Moon
Being green doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Simple
everyday actions can save energy and money. Teeniegreenie.org,
a grassroots effort led by concerned citizens, advocates that small
changes can make a big difference. Imagine if everyone turned
off the water while brushing teeth, shut down computers at night
instead of leaving them on and glowing, used manual can openers
or bought recycled napkins. These simple steps would add up!
The tiny plastic people covering this globe stand for the members
of teeniegreenie.org who have committed to sharing these small
measures to help make the world greener. This globe–and the
entire movement–prove that we can each take little steps to make
a big contribution.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Green Initiative
With the goal of being carbon neutral by 2016, GGNRA is implementing many green actions, such
as involving visitors in the “Do Your Part for Climate Friendly Parks” campaign. GGNRA’s newest
addition, Cavallo Point Lodge at Fort Baker, which will become LEED certified, includes solar panels
on all new lodging units. A “Sustainable Alcatraz” will generate renewable energy and treat its
own water and wastewater. Expanded free shuttles for visitors, energy-efficient retrofits in historic
buildings, and a fuel-efficient vehicle fleet are just the beginning of climate-friendly changes
throughout the park. To learn more, please visit www.doyourpartparks.org/goga and
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Green Your Screens
Listen To Our Children
Title: Green Beacon
Artist: Robert Chambers
Artist: John Santoro and Arthur Santoro
More than half of American households own a computer and
more than half of the U.S. workforce uses one. There will soon be
one television for every U.S. citizen. These electronics account
for up to three percent of the nation’s electricity consumption.
Energy-efficient models of computers, monitors and televisions are
available and should always be unplugged when not in use.
They are young, but wise. Children’s voices can be heard around
the world in a multitude of languages, all speaking the same
message: Stop global warming! ¡Paren el calentamiento global!
From Kenya to Kazakhstan, youngsters are leading the way by
recycling, replanting and reminding us that solutions are simple
enough for even a child to understand.
Colors indicate the imminent threat of global warming on Robert
Chambers’ globe. Green landmasses symbolize the potential
for change - the more green a continent contains, the more
environmentally aware its inhabitants are. Red masses are the
most vulnerable, indicating the need to speed up our green
process. Chambers also mounted solar-powered cooling fans
within the oceans to demonstrate the possibility of such devices
to hypercharge bacteria to gobble up pollutants in seawater and
produce a by-product of sustainable energy.
Kids are gathering kitchen waste for composting in India, creating
energy conservation posters in Norway and helping plant 250,000
trees in Lebanon. In an international classroom project, global
warming solutions listed by children from 20 countries included
carpooling, turning off lights, taking oral or online exams to save
paper, and holding a solar oven bake sale to benefit environmental
groups. This globe displays artwork sent in by children around the
world and illustrates their ideas for solving global warming.
Children are speaking out - let’s listen!
Located at the Ferry Building Plaza
Chicago’s Green Roofs
Title: Hey, Nice Rooftop!
Artist: Mason Dixon
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Title: The Next Generation
Artist: Tom Van Sant
When Cool Globes debuted in Chicago in 2007, this globe
featured Chicago City Hall’s beautiful 33,000-square-foot rooftop
garden, which is home to more than 100 plant species and is an
attractive stop for birds, butterflies and bees. The garden has
inspired other green roofs throughout the city, and has served as
a living laboratory for researching the “urban heat island” effect
- the tendency for urban and suburban temperatures to be up to
10 degrees hotter than nearby rural areas. Results are undeniable:
ambient air temperatures have been recorded up to 78 degrees
cooler on the mayor’s green roof than the adjacent tar roof.
Mason Dixon’s globe demonstrates the growth of the city above its
roots, reaching to the sky organically. The actual structure is built
out of cob, a durable all-natural building material. The globe draws
attention to the unique green roofs on the buildings, which become
the primary identifier of each structure.
Located at San Francisco International Aiport
Over 600,000 people are marching online to stop global warming!
Are you one of them? The organization StopGlobalWarming.org
has banded together people with the common goal of finding
solutions to climate change. The Web site was created by activist
Laurie David to mobilize individuals with environmental concerns.
The virtual march has successfully built a front against global
warming and been strengthened by celebrities, politicians and
corporations lending their support to the cause. The Web site
suggests many ways individuals can affect change right from their
homes, from driving a hybrid car to changing light bulbs. Look into
taking steps to reduce your environmental impact and keep in mind
what Laurie David says about change, “Everybody can do a little bit
in their day-to-day lives to make a difference. And it does make a
difference.” Go to StopGlobalWarming.org and join the march!
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Corporate Environmental Volunteerism
Title: Community Care
Artist: Nancy Bank
So many of us want to volunteer and give back to the communities
in which we live and work. We want to clean up parks, beaches,
trails and rivers; repair urban greenscapes by planting trees;
set up recycling programs; and educate school children about
environmental issues. But with work and family demands, who has
time? One solution is corporate volunteerism. By encouraging their
employees to get involved in community service, companies build
a reputation for direct involvement in their communities and reap
substantial benefits. Employer-based volunteer programs help
with recruiting and retention, plus the company builds goodwill
among potential customers who recognize their good corporate
citizenship. Corporate Environmental Volunteerism...good for the
company, good for the employees, good for the community and
good for the PLANET.
Using a bright, bold and warm color pallet, artist Nancy Bank’s
whitewash portraits of “employees” patterned with environmental
icons and a heart show how much we all care about the environment.
The silhouetted “bosses” looking over the employees’ shoulders
show that companies are recognizing the importance of these
values. And the illustrations of environmental volunteers inspire
and provide ideas for companies that want to organize volunteer
programs and service projects.
Southwest Airlines’ Green Initiative
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Environmental stewardship is a responsibility Southwest takes seriously, and efficient operations are
the hallmark of our company and the foundation of our environmental commitment. In order to protect
the world for future generations while meeting our commitments to our customers, employees and
stakeholders, we strive to lead our industry in innovative efficiency that conserves natural resources,
maintains a creative and innovative workforce, and gives back to the communities in which we
live and work. Our sustainability strategy includes optimizing fuel efficiency, alternative energy
options, energy requirements of all ground-based operations, suppliers’ energy usage and materials
management, as well as eliminating waste generation through source reduction, recycling and reuse.
Title: The Comer Connection (Plastics, Metals and Cell Phones OH MY!)
Artists: Faheem Majeed and the Gary Comer Youth Center
Recycling conserves resources and cuts down on energy use. The
energy conserved by recycling in the U.S. is enough to power nine
million households annually. Recycling one glass jar saves as much
energy as it takes to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours. Recycling
saves resources as well. If Americans recycled just 10 percent of
their newspapers, it would save 25 million trees a year.
The medley of cell phones attached to Faheem Majeed’s globe call
attention to the importance of both recycling and communication.
As an added benefit, the construction of the piece allowed Majeed
to educate the Gary Comer Youth Center participants on the value
of reusing materials and respecting the environment.
Title: Green School, Green Students
Artists: Lawrence Hall Youth Services; Janice Gould (teacher), Sergio Ramos,
Lakeysha Dunn, Darnell Rhodes, Ebony Stamps, Dominick Dunbar and Carlos Jones
School districts are learning to save energy. More efficient energy
use in schools can cut utility costs by 25 percent and reduce global
warming. As a result, new buildings are incorporating solar panels
and green roofs. Old schools are changing light bulbs and caulking
windows. American K-12 schools could save an estimated $1.5
billion by increasing energy efficiency - enough to hire 30,000
more teachers or buy 40 million new textbooks.
Seeking to highlight the benefits of green schools, the Lawrence
Hall Youth Service used a collaborative approach to paint this
globe. The artists added images of green schools, as well as the
proposed design for the center’s redevelopment by architecture
firm McBride, Kelley and Baurer, a member of the U.S. Green
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Title: Tapping Geothermal Resources
Artist: Deirdre Fox
Maybe you can’t feel it, but beneath your feet lies a source of clean,
sustainable energy called geothermal energy. This energy can be
produced by capturing hot water and steam from deep in the earth
or by using the relatively constant temperature of shallow ground
to heat and cool. Tapping geothermal energy is an affordable and
sustainable solution that will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
In Western states and other places around the world, geothermal
energy is used to power electrical and industrial plants, while also
heating buildings and homes cleanly and inexpensively. Currently,
geothermal energy provides about five percent of California’s electricity.
Can you find the geothermal hot spots identified on this globe?
Title: The Butterfly and the Tsunami
Artist: Lauren Davies
While the ‘butterfly effect’ is mostly linked to chaos theory, an
alternate interpretation can focus on interdependent global
ecologic systems. Regardless of how small our ecologic missteps
may seem, their effect can be felt far beyond our local community.
Consider others as you go about your daily routines. Take public
transportation to work, carry a water bottle. Bring re-usable bags
for grocery shopping, and while you’re at it, buy locally grown
and produced foods. Make efforts to conserve energy at home by
switching to CFL bulbs and reducing water waste. If all of us took
these small steps, their positive impact would be felt far and wide.
Think global when you go green!
Located at the California Academy of Sciences
Encourage Green Government
Title: The Word Globe
Artist: Bernard Williams
Uncle Sam, we want YOU to help! Local, state and national
government can play a significant role in curbing global warming by
adopting better energy policies. Our leaders can set the tone with
higher fuel economy standards, dedicated high-occupancy vehicle
traffic lanes, and renewable portfolio standards which require a
percentage of electricity to come from wind or solar power.
The government can also help by ensuring public buildings are
energy efficient, converting public fleets to hybrids and purchasing
green power. In addition, our government offers a variety of grants
and tax incentives to expand efficient, clean energy use. United we
stand, divided we fall victim to global warming!
California Academy of Sciences’ Green Initiative
The Academy’s mission to explore, explain and protect the natural world compels the Academy to
engage in scientific research on sustainability, to minimize its own environmental impact, and raise
public perception about urgent environmental problems and solutions through programming and
partnerships. The Academy’s involvement with the Cool Globes project signifies its commitment to
the issue of climate change. In addition to Cool Globes, the Academy is addressing climate change
through its ‘Altered State’ exhibit, focusing on climate change impacts and solutions throughout
California and the rest of the world, and its ‘Building Green’ and ‘Living Roof’ exhibits, as well as its
audio tours and Web site content.
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Use Public Transportation
Title: Take the “A” Train
Artist: Sue Sommers
Taking public transportation is an easy way to lessen the globewarming
carbon emissions produced by driving. A full bus takes 40
cars off the road; a full train can take hundreds. Commuting by train
instead of driving cuts carbon emissions by nearly 5,000 pounds
per year. Taking advantage of public transit also means avoiding
the frustration of traffic jams and potentially engaging in more
positive interactions with others in the neighborhood.
Forming a collage of intricate drawings and wooden frames on
her globe, Sue Sommers expresses the potential for community
inherent in public transportation. Having used public trains and
buses as her studio, Sommers portrays an endless stream of
transportation riders who are connecting themselves to others
even as they help conserve the environment.
Title: First We Scream, Then We Act
Artist: Nancy L. Steinmeyer
Take action and get involved by voting and urging elected officials
to pursue sensible environmental laws. Incorporate eco-friendly
practices in the home, the workplace and throughout the community.
Look into joining or volunteering with an environmental or community
organization working to make a difference. As Mahatma Gandhi
said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Nancy Steinmeyer has been exploring environmental issues
through her artwork for the past 10 years, and global warming
is her new target. This globe reveals how every small action can
add up to a large reduction in the emission of carbon dioxide gas
into the atmosphere. A reproduction of Edward Munch’s famous
painting “The Scream” might signify the planet calling out for help,
while Steinmeyer’s “I want you” image of Uncle Sam provokes the
viewer to act.
Title: Population Density
Artist: Darrin Hallowell
Since 1900, the human population has nearly quadrupled and
globe-warming CO2 emissions have increased twelve-fold.
Looking ahead, the world is facing a serious challenge in inevitably
rising fossil-fuel consumption and explosive population growth
in developing nations. Experts suggest that the solution to the
population problem may be increased access for women to health
care, education and economic opportunity.
With paint and four common colors of fabricated plastic pills,
Darrin Hallowell’s globe maps out global population densities.
The pill colors that extend across the globe’s continents represent
population size per square kilometer: blue indicates populations of
more than 1,000 people per square kilometer, green is 501-1,000,
pink, between 101-500, and yellow, between 1-100. Hallowell’s
interpretation is a striking illustration of population and its effects
Title: Make It Happen
Artists: Cathryn Henry-Colcer and Dan Colcer
Clocking in can be eco-friendly when workers make a conscious,
coordinated effort to go green. For example, companies can reduce
paper consumption by communicating electronically, and reduce
energy by switching off or unplugging office equipment when not
Dan and Cathryn Colcer divided their globe into hemispheres,
juxtaposing two cities: one ignoring the call to reduce its carbon
footprint, and the other acting on the need to go green. On one
side, the artists depicted an office scenario in which employees
drive separately to work, use disposable dishware and leave
electronics running at all times. The globe’s opposite side sits in
contrast, pointing out how cities can take great strides in becoming
green, where working people plant green roofs, use public
transportation and recycle. The artists imply that the differences in
behavior are obvious, as will be their effects.
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Preserve Green Spaces
Title: Flower Power
Artist: Carrie Nardello
San Francisco is greatly enhanced by its green spaces. Throughout
the city, landscaping, parks and open spaces provide wonderful
natural diversions from busy urban life. Green spaces also provide
great benefits for the environment – they filter pollutants, provide
shade, lower temperatures in urban areas, and provide habitat
for numerous species of animals and plants. Flower Power is a
fun, bright and positive call to action – with a nostalgic nod to
1960s San Francisco, which led the country’s political and social
movement of that time. Carrie Nardello has covered her globe with
artificial grass and marked the continents with cheerful daisies. The
message to us is simple and clear: Preserve Flower Power!
Buy Wind Power
Artist: Chris Burke
Forecast for a better tomorrow—wind! Wind energy is the fastest
growing source of electricity in the United States. Turbines on
wind farms are converting the energy of wind into electricity
without releasing CO2 into the atmosphere. One wind turbine
saves as much CO2 as hundreds of thousands of trees can absorb.
Not everyone can receive power directly from wind turbines, but
you can purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) to support
wind farms. RECs subsidize the development of renewable energy
sources that don’t create greenhouse gases. Businesses and
homeowners are buying wind credits to make up for the electricity
generated by burning fossil fuels. For only a few dollars a month,
you can offset a significant portion of the electricity you consume.
Change is in the wind!
Sponsor: Whole Foods Market
Clinton Climate Initiative
San Francisco’s Green Initiative
The City and County of San Francisco aims to be a place where words like “green” and “sustainable”
are meaningless, because it will simply be understood that any action taken includes best practices
for the environment. Already, the City was the first in the nation to complete certification of municipal
greenhouse gas emissions and the San Francisco Climate Action Plan has committed the City to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2012. With hundreds of other
practical programs being implemented, the City is well on its way to meeting its green goals.
Artist: Sandra Bacon
The William J. Clinton Foundation and the world’s largest cities
have joined forces in the race against climate change. The Clinton
Climate Initiative offers strategies for cutting greenhouse gas
emissions, standards for measuring progress, technical resources
and the opportunity for city leaders to learn from each other.
As President Clinton stated, “The fate of the planet that our
children and grandchildren will inherit is in our hands, and it is our
responsibility to do something about this crisis.”
To highlight and honor the initiative’s 40 partner cities, Sandra
Bacon painted translucent circular ripples of color around each
area. The ripples represent the impact that each city’s carbon
dioxide reductions can have on their surrounding regions. She
hopes viewers will notice that many of the ripples overlap, showing
the promising results of this initiative in a vivid way.
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Food for Thought
Title: We Are What We Eat
Artist: Nicholas Kashian
A new UN report states that almost a fifth of global warming
emissions are a result of livestock production. That’s more
greenhouse gas than is released from all of the world’s
transportation combined! Eating a vegetarian meal just once more
per week can make a huge difference. It takes far more fossil-fuel
energy to generate the same amount of protein from a meat source
than from a plant source. A healthy planet and a healthy population
will come from everyone eating more legumes and vegetables.
Nicholas Kashian’s globe forces the viewer to consider the realities
of livestock consumption and its effects on the world. Drawing
inspiration from 16th century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo,
Kashian’s globe represents a human head made from sculpted
fruits and veggies. In a playful appeal to a younger demographic,
the globe spiritedly demonstrates the importance of eating less
Title: Itz a Rhythmistic World
Artist: Turtel Onli
Car idling is a habit to avoid. Cold cars only need about 30 seconds
of idling to warm them - any more than that causes twice as much
wear on internal parts as driving at regular speeds. Buses and cars
that idle outside of schools are both heating up the planet and
polluting the air children breathe. Communities that establish idlefree
zones near schools, train stations and taxi stands are well on
their way to creating cleaner air for their citizens.
Turtel Onli painted this globe with “visual rhythms” to depict how
greenhouse gases permeate the world’s atmosphere. The globe
was titled to reflect Onli’s belief that we are all connected by
rhythms, styles and practices. The handholding figures surrounding
the globe symbolize that all humans are subject to the effects of
global warming and therefore must unite against it.
Rooftop Gardens Around the World
Title: Green Roof Connection
Artist: Ingrid Albrecht
A growing number of cities worldwide are discovering that green
roofs can be an aesthetically pleasing solution to a wide range of
environmental concerns. Traditional roofs absorb heat, significantly
raise city temperatures above those of outlying communities,
increase smog and require extra energy to cool. In contrast, cities
with green roofs enjoy lower air temperatures, energy expenditures
and storm-water runoff, not to mention improved air quality and
greater capacity for wildlife habitats.
From Cool Globes’ launch in Chicago in 2007, this globe highlighted
Chicago’s leadership role in rooftop gardening. Pinpoints of Chicago’s
22 sister cities are intermingled with information and images of
how green landscaping - including native planting, creating habitats
for migrant birds, and growing your own fruits and vegetables
- might flourish through the sister cities network.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s
Motorists can Spare the Air and reduce greenhouse gases by turning vehicle engines off when
the car will be sitting idle for more than three minutes. Idling emits greenhouse gases, pollutes
the air we breathe and wastes fuel. In the Bay Area, automobiles contribute more than 50 percent
to summertime smog pollution. The Air District is committed to achieving clean air to protect the
public’s health and the environment in the Bay Area. Our Spare the Air Every Day campaign is a
call to action and not idling your engine is just one way to Spare the Air, Every Day. You can also
protect air quality and the climate by taking transit, walking or biking; linking errands; maintaining
a steady speed while driving; selecting non-toxic household cleaners; using energy-efficient bulbs
and appliances; buying local products and more. Learn more ways to Spare the Air Every Day at
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Title: Watching the Process
Artist: David Gista
Green manufactured products are designed to use less energy,
weigh less, use less packaging and contain fewer hazardous
substances than products constructed without the environment’s
needs in mind. They are also built to last longer and are easy to
disassemble so that components may be recycled. While most
products are dumped into landfills at the end of their life, green
products and their components are meant to be used again and
To begin a similarly cyclical interaction between the viewer and this
solution to global warming, David Gista crafted his globe to mirror
its own audience. In a literal revelation of this intended dialogue,
the painted audience on the globe itself seems to encourage people
to participate in the process of green manufacturing, simply by
Title: Tree of Life
Artist: Kim C. Massey
Urban greening invites city dwellers to spend more time outdoors,
planting greenery that helps absorb harmful greenhouse gases.
Throughout the city, more and more pavement is being replaced
with trees and flowerbeds. Rooftops and vacant lots are being
converted into gardens and parks. Approximately 500,000 trees
have been planted on median strips alone. Volunteering is an easy
way for urbanites to get involved in greening their city and help
change the color of the world.
Originally from South Korea, Kim Massey grew up in a city
surrounded by mountains. Her globe includes a large sculpted
Tree of Life, illustrated for all seasons, growing out of the earth,
providing a powerful picture of the vital role trees play in absorbing
greenhouse gases, producing oxygen, and shading and cooling
Title: Spin Dry: Drawing a Line on Global Warming
Artist: Thom Cicchelli
Doing laundry may be a chore, but conscientious cleaners can feel
good about themselves by avoiding excessive energy use on wash
day. As much as 90 percent of the power that a washing machine
requires goes toward heating the water. Simply switching from
hot to warm water means using only half as much energy; cold
water yields even better results. For drying, hanging clothes is
ideal because a dryer uses more energy than virtually any other
Thom Cicchelli’s globe displays garments that have been hung
outside to dry. All of the garments are recycled, thrift-store gems;
no additional artwork or lettering was added. Deciding which
garments made the final cut was a difficult task, as was gluing rope
upside down. Fortunately, line-drying at home is an easy way to
do a world of good.
Rebuild Green Cities
Title: New Orleans: Toward a New Paradigm
Artist: Karen Perl
After the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the rebuilding
of New Orleans and other Gulf Coast cities offers a chance to get it
right. Where global warming may have contributed to destructive
storms, a movement is now underway to reshape these cities into
showcases for green living. Global Green USA has partnered with
Habitat for Humanity and others on the Gulf Coast to build several
model green schools and 10,000 affordable, environmentally
Casting New Orleans as her subject, Karen Perl portrays a culture
that was once passionately tied to traditions, surviving tragedy and
beginning again. With vignettes, including landmarks, a funeral
procession and voodoo symbols, Perl, whose own family members
survived the devastation in New Orleans, tops her globe with a
“healthy” Mississippi River, complete with green architecture and
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Illinois Green Fleets
Title: Green Fleets
Artist: Peta Kaplan-Sandzer
Cool Globes launched in Chicago during the summer of 2007.
This globe features the voluntary Illinois Green Fleets Program,
which gives businesses, communities and organizations
recognition if they use environmentally-friendly vehicles and fuels
like ethanol, biodiesel or natural gas. Many organizations have
already signed up, including zoos, forest preserves, universities
Highlighting this program, Peta Kaplan-Sandzer’s painted globe
juxtaposes the businesses and organizations that choose clean,
green, domestic, renewable-fuel vehicles against those that do
not. Kaplan-Sandzer illustrates the initiative by featuring a case
study of the Illinois’ Brookfield Zoo, a Green Fleet participant.
The slices of red (oil) and green (corn stock) are overlaid with a
graph demonstrating greenhouse gas emission trends. Ultimately,
the globe shows Green Fleets as a true driving force in the fight
against global warming.
Give Me Five
Artist: Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group asks people to pledge to take action against
global warming, starting with five simple solutions you decide
to try. “We can’t blow people’s minds with our show if all of the
seats in our theatres are under water. Global warming is a topic
that crosses all boundaries. No matter where you live in the world
or what your political affiliation, global warming is a phenomenon
that will affect you, your family and your community. We are
already bearing witness to its effects with extreme weather
and ice cap reduction. We need to band together to try to do
something about it! We invite and encourage you to learn more
about global warming and pledge to take action.”
Support Organic Products
EA Logistics’ Green Initiative
EA Logistics is a domestic and international freight forwarding company and is home to Delivered
GrEAn, a free carbon-neutral shipping program available to any of our clients. We measure CO2
emissions during transport and purchase offsets in the client’s name for the CO2 we can’t
reduce. We achieved the highest possible ranking in EPA’s SmartWay program, which measures
and helps us reduce the CO2 emissions in our truck fleet. Soy biodiesel powers our trucks and we
have reduced idling. EA’s Expo and Event Division is leading the meetings and convention industry
to reduce CO2 emissions in their everyday operating procedures. Learn more at www.ealogistics.com.
Title: Organic-Sustainable Farmed Products
Artist: Vicky Tesmer
The production of petroleum-based fertilizers and pesticides
accounts for 36 percent of agricultural energy use. Natural
farming methods avoid these synthetic products and in turn help
reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately 75 million
acres worldwide are now farmed organically. Today, more and
more organic products are available at specialty stores and local
supermarkets. Organic foods should be at the top of everyone’s
Both illustrations on Vicky Tesmer’s globe express how important
organic crops are for the environment and for our bodies. One side
displays a lush array of fruits and vegetables growing, complete
with a view of their roots breaking through the dirt. The opposite
side features rolling fields of sustainable farms. A bird with a
“seed of life” in its beak and the sun in the distance symbolize
nature in its purest form.
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Title: One Man’s Trash…Don’t Waste—Instead Create!
Artist: Mitch Levin
One of the best tools in fighting global warming is creative
thinking. Change your commute by carpooling or taking public
transportation. Make your coffee at home and drink it in a
travel mug. Reuse water bottles. Reuse cloth bags for grocery
shopping. The more we reuse, the less waste there will be. Start
thinking creatively about solutions and make the effort to effect
the change. Over 500 pounds of metal scrap were collected to
embrace the earth in a cocoon of steel to prove the point that
ones man’s trash could truly be the world’s treasure…
Title: Tall Grass
Artists: Nina Weiss
Converting traditional lawn into prairie is an attractive landscaping
solution that significantly reduces household energy consumption;
there is no need to mow, irrigate or apply petroleum-based
fertilizers. As leaves release oxygen into the air, dense prairie
root systems capture carbon, a phenomenon known as “carbon
sequestration” that mitigates global warming.
Using copper tubing to symbolize hearty, native tall grasses, Nina
Weiss spotlights native grasses grown worldwide. Weiss’ globe
incorporates the visions and textures of nature, to show how
maintaining tall grass regions helps offset the effects of carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere and provides a renewable source of
biomass to convert into energy.
Simple Steps Go a Long Way
Artist: Vincent Grech
“Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet” was created by
environmental activist and mother of four Wendy Abrams
to inspire people to take action against global warming. It is
inspiring local, national and international artists to find creative
and engaging ways to make addressing the complex problem of
global warming less daunting. It engages nonprofit organizations,
governments, businesses and citizens to work together to raise
awareness about and inspire action to reduce global warming.
Teachers and school children are participating in the project, both
as artists and through the development and use of curriculum
materials to support classroom instruction about climate change
and the need for action.
Natural Resources Defense Council’s Green Initiative
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has grown from law firm to leading champion of the
environment by consistently finding a way-or inventing a way-to do the impossible. No group is
better equipped with both policy expertise and grassroots power to advance comprehensive
solutions to today’s biggest environmental challenges: curbing global warming, moving America
beyond oil, reviving the world’s oceans, saving endangered wild places, stemming the tide of toxic
chemicals and accelerating the greening of China.
Cool Globes is public art with a purpose - simple solutions to
combat global warming. How will you join?
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Title: Wave Power
Artist: Vivian Visser
Support Scientific Research
Title: Scientific Research That Furthers Conservation and Sustainability
Artist: Sharon Bladholm
We all know the power of ocean waves. But how many of us know
these waves are a viable source of renewable energy? Harnessing
the power of the ocean’s water can generate electricity, and this
resource has great potential for us now and in the future. The
ever-presence of waves allows countries with large coastlines and
strong winds to produce five percent or more of their electricity
from wave power.
One application of this “wave” technology is the Pelamis Wave
Energy Converter. The converter, a series of semi-submerged
cylinders hinged together, uses the motion of the water to create
electricity. Wave farms consisting of three Pelamis machines in
the same area have the potential to displace more than 6,000
tons of carbon dioxide emissions that would otherwise be
produced by conventional power plants. So catch a wave—and
convert it into energy!
Located at City Hall
Science is continually increasing our understanding of how the changing
climate impacts ecosystems and the natural carbon absorption cycles
of oceans, plant life and soils. With this understanding comes a greater
opportunity to forecast and adapt to climate variability and, more
importantly, to develop methods to solve global warming.
The importance of supporting scientific research, learning about global
warming and then sharing that information provides the basis for Sharon
Bladholm’s globe. Drawing inspiration from her scientific expeditions
to the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon, Bladholm recreated the fish on
this globe from preserved specimens collected for study. The plants
she illustrates represent the seed-banking project of different botanic
gardens around the world, which are helping to preserve the earth’s
environment and ensure that plant species do not become endangered
due to climate change.
Located at Pier 39
Artist: Paula Clayton
A musical celebration going into its 15th year, Lollapalooza is
an annual three-day concert event with more than 100 bands.
Thousands of people attend the event. That’s a lot of potential
for energy waste – something Lollapalooza is working hard at
fixing. Some of their solutions include running biodiesel in every
generator, banning Styrofoam and using paper or compostfriendly
plates. There is also a ban on promotional paper handouts
on concert grounds. Their corporate offices are making
efforts to become carbon neutral. These are just a few of the many
steps taken in the right direction. Wouldn’t it be cool if all outdoor
festivals followed their lead?
Waterkeeper Alliance and San Francisco Baykeeper’s
Waterkeeper Alliance is the fastest growing and most effective protector of clean water
because we act locally and organize globally. On more than 180 waterways around the world,
local Waterkeepers are on patrol, standing up to polluters and enforcing your right to clean
water. Waterkeeper Alliance connects and supports these grassroots advocates and fights for
clean water worldwide.
A greener concert – music to our ears!
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simple ways you can help
Try these simple solutions in your everyday life to help join the
fight against global climate change.
Take a Hike • Reduce the number of miles you drive by walking,
biking, carpooling or taking mass transit. Avoiding just 10 miles of
driving every week would eliminate about 500 pounds of carbon
dioxide emissions a year!
Buy Recycled • Buying recycled products closes the recycling loop.
You can find recycled content in paper, packaging, tires, motor oil and
more. This is where your hard work separating paper, plastic and glass
on your favorite artist and
globe when you visit
Go Fluorescent • Replace a regular incandescent light bulb with a
compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL). CFLs use 60 percent less energy
than a regular bulb. This simple switch will save about 300 pounds of
carbon dioxide a year.
Buy a Hybrid or Buy For Better MPG • You can save 3,000
pounds of carbon dioxide every year if your new car gets only three
miles per gallon more than your current one. You can get up to 60
miles per gallon with a hybrid!
Unplug Electronics • Even when turned off, things like hairdryers,
cell phone chargers and televisions use energy. Unplug items and
reduce energy usage.
For more ideas, visit www.coolglobes.org
Cool Globes: hot ideas for a cooler planet