There are several ways to participate...
Host a Climate Ribbon ritual
You can host an event with your community, faith group, local organization, union, or family. In the Climate Ribbon ritual, participants are invited to find a stranger’s ribbon, read it aloud, have the group answer “We are with you,” or “We’ve got your back!” Then they tie the ribbon onto their wrists and take it home with them.
Make YOUR OWN RIBBON
- Look within. Pause for a moment and consider what is worth saving. What do you love most that you hope to never lose to Climate Chaos. Be specific and personal. What’s at stake for you?
- Find a piece of ribbon that is about 2 feet long. Consider recycling old ribbons from gift wrapping, or ripping an old sheet or piece of fabric into strips (ideally, the less imported new materials, the more eco-friendly, the better). You’re welcome to take creative liberty to make sashes or other sizes. Pick a ribbon that is wide enough to write on.
- Write your phrase on the left side of your ribbon with a Sharpie or other waterproof marker. Add your name, age and where you live on the right side of the ribbon, leaving the middle blank. Some examples we’ve received:
“The coastline of Manhattan. Andy, New York City, age 25.”
“The hope that my children can live healthy lives. Jon, Milwaukee, age 34.”
- Add your ribbon to a tree in your community, send it to a friend, tie it to a fence — there is no wrong way to make a Climate Ribbon! You can send your ribbon to project HQ:
Climate Ribbon Project
139 Norfolk St., Suite 3D
New York, NY 10002
Tweet YOUR RIBBON
Use #climateribbon, and add your name, age, location, and what you never want to lose to climate chaos.
Hope for my children’s future. Anne, Kansas City, 47. #climateribbon
Submit a ribbon online
Climate Ribbon Tree at Watershed Retreat Center in Millerton, NY, USA