Calling All Artists: How Your Art Can Help Cool the Planet

from Wildlife Promise

CoolClimateDespite overwhelming scientific evidence and reports, many people are still unclear about the importance of confronting global climate change. That’s why the National Wildlife Federation has partnered with dozens of national and international environmental groups for the CoolClimate Art Contest.

Historically the creative community has helped to create new and expanded visions of possibility during difficult times, and the CoolClimate Art Contest is searching for the brightest and most creative visions that will challenge and engage people around the issue of climate change.

Now is your chance to have your art and creativity speak to others about the importance of protecting and restoring the wildlife and wild places that you cherish.

Explore climate change in its many forms – how it is impacting our lives and what can be done to ensure a sustainable future. What is your vision for a healthy planet? What will happen if nothing is done to stop events like oil spills, deforestation, and global warming? What are the solutions that will make a clean energy future possible? From clean energy jobs to pollution-free oceans – the subject choice related to climate change is yours.

A panel of esteemed judges will select 20 finalists from hundreds of submissions. Judges include: Ecologist, Philippe Cousteau; environmental activist, Van Jones; and artists, Carrie Mae Weems and Mel Chin. The finalists will then move to Huffington Post for public voting utilizing the Huffington Post’s innovative online social voting tool. By entering your submission you will be eligible to win prizes, be featured on the Planet Green Planet100 show and be displayed at key leader events nationwide on 10/10/10!

Submissions are open from now until August 23, 2010. Find out more at: www.coolclimate.deviantart.com