“Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about Capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.”
Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything
Time is running out. Climate Change is happening and without a serious global plan to replace our profit driven, fossil fuelled economy our very existence as a species is threatened this century.
But the Climate Crisis is not just a threat but an opportunity to chart a different course, one that shifts the Economy away from Capitalism to one that is more just, democratic and resilient that we all can share.
2015 is a crucial year for the climate. In December, governments will come together in Paris at the COP21 UN Climate Summit to strike a new deal for the climate – we must make our voices heard, we know that they will not act unless we make them and we can no longer accept more of the same.
We want your Posters and Memes for the Movement to use as an ‘Agit-Prop Army’ of images to bolster the campaign on the streets and on the Net throughout the year.
DEADLINE 1: END OF FEBRUARY FOR MARCH 7
First up in conjunction with the Campaign Against Climate Change we want your visual to promote the March they are organising on March 7 2015 to build for demonstration in Paris and raise awareness in this country. This is what they say about the demo:
“Following on from the tremendous success of the People’s Climate March in September, on March 7th 2015, the Time to Act on Climate Change march will bring people together again on the streets of London to demand real change and tell politicians seeking election that there is no mandate for climate-wrecking business as usual.
The demonstration on March 7th aims to put pressure on political parties before the general election, and raise the profile of climate change. It is also intended to energise and strengthen the climate movement – not an end-point but a stepping stone, it will be followed by local action immediately before the general election, the Climate Coalition lobby of Parliament in June and planning throughout 2015 towards the crucial Paris.”
DEADLINE 2: PARIS!
More info to come…
Send your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org
More inspiration, research, homes of rebel graphics and climate info:
Campaign Against Climate Change
This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein’s blog
Occupy Design Graphics Archive
The Occupied Times
Top image from Milton Glaser’s Its not warming project.