If you’re walking around Battery Park soon make sure to check out the globe-trotting, eco-conscious art installation “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet”. The eco-initiative, created by well-known Chicago environmentalist Wendy Abrams, has been traveling the world in hopes of bringing attention to community and individual participation when it comes to combating climate change.
Although undeniably pretty to look at, the 12 globes are more than just eye-catching eco-art. Since its creation in 2007, the exhibit has traveled the world, using the colorful orbs to spread the message of community involvement when it comes to impeding climate change.
Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s office was instrumental in bringing the initiative to NYC. “As we continue to face some of the most severe weather events in our history, we must reduce, mitigate and adapt to the effects of this new normal,” said Gov. Cuomo in a statement. ”I encourage New Yorkers to visit this exhibition and learn more about what you can do to help combat climate change.”
The Cool Globes exhibit will be on display at North End Avenue and Warren Street until Nov. 20th.
Images via Cool Globes and Governor Cuomo