Thursday, February 19, 2009

Earth Hour

I am a big fan of creative thinkers and new, innovative ideas, if you haven't noticed. Either way, Earth Hour is an extremely simple concept that really makes a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions. They are asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour, hence the title "Earth Hour," to help make this statement.

After his vastly praised Obama poster, Shepard Fairey has been asked to design the Earth Hour poster for 2009 that you see above (what a great design by the way). From the research I have done on this oh-so-talented illustrator, it shows that he has much care for the environment, world matters, and the way our earth is evolving. It is great seeing an artist focus so hard on using their work for the greater good, and Shepard Fairey has really hit the spot. Here are his thoughts:

“Of all the crises we’re facing right now, I think the environmental one is the biggest. Bigger than the economy, bigger than terrorism. It’s serious, but I’m hopeful about it, because I feel like every single person can make a difference and be part of the greater solution. If I can use my art in any way to have a positive impact, I’m glad to do it.”

Pledge below by leaving a comment and saying that you will participate in this worldwide event!

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1 comment:

  1. I'll be the first to pledge that I am saving the date and time of this event!

    Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 8:30pm-9:30pm I will turn my lights off, wherever I may be.