Global Art Project Can Be Seen From Space! (21 Pics)

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350 Earth is the world’s first art exhibit large enough to be seen from space! 350 EARTH is a global project to put art and creativity at the center of the growing movement to stop the climate crisis. launched the 350 EARTH project in November 2010 in the lead up to the UN Climate Meetings in Cancun, Mexico, coordinating over a dozen major public art pieces large enough to be seen from space. is building a global movement to solve the climate crisis. We love these pics and this project! [21 Pics]

Solar Scarab -- Cairo, Egypt

“Solar Scarab” by Sarah Rifaat — Cairo, Egypt. In Cairo, Egypt, hundreds of students formed the image of a traditional Scarab beetle, a traditional symbol of rebirth and regeneration that was often depicted on temple walls pushing the ball of the sun across the sky. Using the scarab and the sun in this art piece is both a reminder of the integral part the sun has always played in Egyptian history, and a call for re-examining our modern relationship to this most abundant source of clean energy. Photo #1 by Ahmed Hayman

Human Hurricane

“Human Hurricane” by Pablo Caballero — Mexico City, Mexico. More than 3,500 schoolchildren and members of the community came together in Mexico City’s Venustiano Carranza plaza on Monday November 22 to form a “human hurricane”, to represent Mexico’s vulnerability to climate change impacts like the devastating hurricanes that hit the states of Nuevo Leon and Veracruz earlier this year. Photo #2 by Satellite Image: Digital Globe

Human Hurricane by Pablo Caballero -- Mexico City, Mexico

“Human Hurricane” The event was part of 350 EARTH, the world’s first climate change art project large enough to be visible from space. Organizers wished to send a message to world leaders gathering next week in Cancun, Mexico for the UN climate negotiations that climate impacts like more frequent and intense hurricanes are already happening, and that the time to act is now. Photo #3 by Ricardo Villarreal T./ Artist: Pablo Caballero

Climate Elephant

Climate Elephant by Daniel Dancer — New Delhi, India. 3,000 students and teachers at the Ryan International School in New Delhi along with volunteers from the Indian Youth Climate Network joined aerial artist Daniel Dancer to form an enormous elephant with rising seas below to ask world leaders to not ignore the “elephant in the room” — climate change. Photo #4 by DDancer/

Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. On behalf of, DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-1 satellite took this 50-centimeter resolution image on November 21, 2010 from 300 miles up in space of young people joining with community members forming the image of a house being submerged by the rising seas that threaten all island nations. Photo #5 by Satellite Image: DigitalGlobe

350 EARTH @ Dominican Republic

350 EARTH @ Dominican Republic. In Dominican Republic hundreds of people in white gathered to raise their voices and commitment to the climate crisis. The message conveyed was the threat of sea level rise to an island nation as Dominican Republic and was part of one of the 350 EARTH events happening worldwide, a week before the climate negotiations. This day, November 21st, will always be remembered as the day that Dominicans came together for Planet Earth, our only home. Photo #6 by Marvin del Cid

Red Polar Bear Iceland

Red Polar Bear Iceland – Artist Bjargey Ólafsdóttir created a “Red Polar Bear” on the Langjökull Glacier in Iceland as part of the 350 EARTH planetary art show. The image is painted with red organic food dye approved for environmental use. Photo #7 by Christopher Lund for EARTH

red polar bear

“Red Polar Bear” by Bjargey Ólafsdóttir — Langjökull Glacier, Iceland. Photo #8 by Christopher Lund for EARTH

Buffalo Dancers Flash Flood

350 is art, but without the people – it would be nothing. Buffalo Dancers from Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan) pueblo entering the Santa Fe River bed to participate in Flash Flood 350 art project. Photo #9 by Dianne Stromberg

Flash Flood

“Flash Flood” by Santa Fe Art Institute. The Santa Fe, New Mexico, EARTH event, showed how the Santa Fe River could look if there was water running through it. The Santa Fe River is one of the 10 most endangered rivers in North America. Photo #10 by Michael Clark

“Flash Flood” — Santa Fe. Over a 1,000 people came out and held up blue painted pieces of cardboard or tarps as a satellite passed over. The event was put on by and the Santa Fe Art Institute on November 20, 2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo #11 by Christopher Lund for EARTH

SATELLITE Flash Flood Santa Fe, New Mexico by Santa Fe Art Institute and Santa Fe Community

SATELLITE Flash Flood Santa Fe, New Mexico by Santa Fe Art Institute and Santa Fe Community. On behalf of, DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite took this 50-centimeter resolution image from nearly 480 miles up in space of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA on November 20, 2010. Girl Scouts, church groups and thousands of local citizens stood in a dry riverbed to recreate where the Santa Fe River should be flowing. As global warming leads to higher temperatures and a reduced snow pack, the river, which provides 40% of Santa Fe’s water, is drying up. Photo #12 by Satellite Image: Digital Globe

Solar Eagle

Solar Eagle by Spectral Q — Los Angeles, USA. The Syllabic word accompanying the Solar Eagle means “Well Being” in Inuktitut (Inuit language), which stands for “Harmony, Balance & Health,” the Goal of our global efforts. Photo #13 by Jeff Pantukhoff / Spectral Q

Solar Eagle -- Los Angeles, USA

Solar Eagle is third in a series of images, dating back to the Arctic, 2005. On Earth Day 2005, Inuit elders issued a warning to humanity from the sea ice off of Baffin Island, Canada, about the urgent dangers of global warming. The image of an Inuit Drum Dancer was accompanied by the words ‘Arctic Warning’ and the word “Listen” in Inuktitut. In January 2007, the school children of Park City, UT responded with an image that included a Bear Drum with the words, “We Hear You,” in Inuktitut, accompanied by “Step It Up.” This launched the Step It Up campaign, Bill McKibben’s first large-scale activism project which later led to the international project. The Solar Eagle is accompanied by the words, ‘Well Being’ in Inuktitut, which means “Harmony, Balance & Health” and is the Goal of our global efforts. Photo #14 by Jeff Pantukhoff / Spectral Q


“Gal·la” by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada — Delta del Ebro, Spain. Citizens from the Delta del Ebro region joined renowned urban-artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada to form a giant representation of the face of a young girl who wishes to see the Delta survive the threat of climate change. Photo #15 by for Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Gal·la Spain

“Gal·la” in Spain. The art is one of several major public art installations in over a dozen locations across the planet that will be photographed by satellites 400 miles above the Earth’s surface this November 20-27 as part of a planetary scale art project, 350 EARTH, led by author Bill McKibben and international climate campaign Photo #16 by for Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Solar Sun

Solar Sun by The Canary Project — Cape Town, South Africa. The Canary Project and local citizens created an enormous Solar Sun out of 70 high powered parabolic solar cookers with the “rays” being on the ground tables where the local community feasted on traditional food made in the solar cookers. After the event, the solar cookers were donated to the Khayelitsha community of Cape Town where many people do not have access to electricity. Each high powered parabolic cooker lasts for 10 years and requires no fossil fuels, saving money for families while also protecting their health and the environment. Photo #17 by Jade Wyatt-Holing

King Canute by Thom Yorke -- Brighton-Hove, UK

King Canute by Thom Yorke — Brighton-Hove, UK. As part of the 350 EARTH planetary art show, over 2,000 people gathered in Brighton-Hove, UK and formed an image of King Canute, who futilely attempted to control the oceans according to legend. Photo #18 by Malcolm Land / Sealand Aerial Photography Ltd.

King Canute

King Canute by Thom Yorke — Brighton-Hove, UK. The image was designed by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke who generously donated his time, energy, and art to make the event a success. Photo #19 by Malcolm Land / Sealand Aerial Photography Ltd.

350 Cool Roof

“350 Cool Roof” by Molly Dilworth — New York City, USA. In New York City, USA, artist Molly Dilworth, famous for painting a mural in the new Times Square Plaza, created a “Cool Roof” for a school by painting a lightly colored representation of the New York and New Jersey coastline after a 7 meter rise in sea levels. Photo #21 by © Steve Amiaga, 2010

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