The climate is in crisis. That means we are, too.
By 2050, at our current pace, there will be at least 200 million climate refugees, 33 percent of all birds, mammals and fish will be extinct, and water and food scarcity will impact most of the world's population, including the United States.
Time is running out for us to take action to prevent these outcomes. So what can we do?
Collective pressure on governments and business is the only mechanism we have to save our planet and our future. Pressure comes from moments like the Global Climate Strike (Sept. 20-27) and the messages we're able to collectively carry forward from there.
The biggest obstacle to action on climate change is the inaction of people who believe in climate change. The vast majority of people in the U.S. and the world understand that climate change is real and action should be taken, but too many of us are sitting out the fight. We have to change that. Our best chance to spur a broad, global response to the climate crisis is to demonstrate — collectively and unequivocally — that we, the people, care about this issue, and that we demand immediate action.
The Climate Strike Poster set (U.S. delivery by Sept 20)
All posters for U.S. backers will be delivered before Friday September 20, the day of the Global Climate Strike, as long as your delivery information is submitted in a timely manner. Backers in New York City are welcome to pick up their posters from the Kickstarter office (58 Kent St. Brooklyn) and we will refund you the shipping costs. We can ship posters to backers outside of the U.S. but we cannot guarantee delivery by September 20. We're shipping these in sets of three to reduce fulfillment complexity and to encourage backers to share the posters with others. Any excess funds will be used to produce posters for distribution at the Climate Strike.
Why these messages matter
We have to make climate change personal. Getting people to confront the reality of what is going to happen requires getting them to confront the reality of what is going to happen to them. Climate change isn't just a distant future of fewer animals and severe weather, it will be the lived reality of living with hunger and living with thirst due to the collapse of ecosystems and traditional water cycles. By holding up signs that say "We Will Be Hungry" and "We Will Be Thirsty," you are making the most stark and devastating picture of what our future looks like for each of us personally. Carrying this message during the Global Climate Strike and beyond, can help people feel the impending crisis in a way that helps move them from avoidance to action. Time is running out.
The posters and process
The posters are letterpress prints on 12”x18” recycled card stock. We’re working on final designs and printing for these posters and will continue updating the project as we finalize designs and create our initial proofs.
We’ll be working with The Arm, a local print shop, to produce these posters. They’ll help us take our designs and turn them into vibrant and punchy posters like this that can be framed or reused:
Risks and challenges
The most significant risk will come in the fulfillment timeline. We'll be working hard to mitigate risk by requesting shipping information during the campaign and starting the production process during the campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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