It might be difficult to process other issues right now, you can be forgiven for only focussing on one day to the next, but the current uncertainty will be resolved—the climate crisis may not be. And that spells out a global catastrophe that could dwarf a pandemic. Which is why keeping our eyes on the ball is more important than ever.
350.org, The Climate Coalition and WWF are three organisations working all day every day to tackle the most important issue facing humanity head on. Their work is of momentous importance, and those of us whose eyes are open to the problems we collectively face should show our support. Which is why Art for Planet Earth is donating 20% of proceeds from all winning bottle designs to these vital organisations combating climate change. Submitting your design can help fund some of the most important projects around.
Founded in 2009 by a group of university friends alongside author Bill McKibben—who wrote one of the first books on global warming for the general public—350.org has made significant inroads into heightening awareness of the crisis facing us all; ambitious rallies importing activists young and old culminating in a record 7.6 million people taking to the streets to strike as part of the Global Climate Strike. A worldwide collaboration of organisers, community groups and regular people fighting for a fossil free future, 350 are more than worthy recipients of our donation.
Via Work for Good UK— a fundraising platform making it simple and legal for small Businesses to donate to Charity—we will also be donating to both the WWF-UK and The Climate Coalition. The former needs no introduction, the world’s leading independent conservation organisation has been active since the 1960s, its iconic panda logo a symbol of activism for the care of animals and their (and our) natural habitat; whilst the latter is a UK-based group of over 140 organisations that include the National Trust, Women's Institute, Oxfam, and RSPB. A collective 22 million voices strong, use their influential partners to ensure a public voice is heard by those who can make a difference in creating a cleaner, more secure future.
With submissions closing 20 August, it’s high time to consider how you can be involved in a project donating to critical causes. Your submitted works will be judged by our international jury, and appear in a 3D mock-up visible on the Gallery and open for public voting. Three winning artworks will be printed on eco-friendly reusable glass bottles that will be available in our online webshop; 20% of all proceeds going to the aforementioned projects. What are you waiting for?