The Green Change team helps host local events with our partnersin Marin and the Bay Area, to engage different communities to take climate action together.
We give presentations about going green, working in partnership with a local community or environmental group, library, school, church or workplace. Presentations can include climate action speeches by young activists or environmentalists — or short performances by local musicians of all ages. Learn about our previous events below.
This year, we are producing a Climate Challengeshow, inviting people to take one of our top 10 climate actions, presented in a game show format to cheer the players, with fun bells and whistles in front of a large earth globe. After a 10 min. countdown show, people can sign up for the challenge and learn about simple climate actions like: use renewable energy, eat less meat, ride electric vehicles, fly less often, use less plastic, vote green, etc.
We also work on youth-led events like the worldwide Youth Climate Strike — or this Town Hall for Climate Change (pictured above), which we helped prepare with youth activists at Generation Our Climate. We support young organizers as needed, with creative services such as multimedia presentations, audio-visual equipment, photos and/or videos — anything that helps them engage more people to take climate action.
Our team organizes art shows to raise awareness about climate change and social issues. Last year, we created the Art Float for Social Change, to engage more people to participate in democracy. It features a spinning earth, waving hands and an art carousel, pulled by a colorful dragon. Live performers on our podium invite you to sing along, vote and “be the change.”
The Art Float has inspired thousands of people to participate in community life, through its original display of art, music, and technology. This year, we presented it at Earth Day, the Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade (where we won the ‘Best Community Spirit Award’), the Fairfax Parade and the Fourth of July Parade in Corte Madera (where we won First Prize for Adult Motorized Floats).
We are working with partners to bring the Art Float or other art shows to upcoming events in 2019.
Earth Day 2018
Our team co-produced Earth Day 2018 in Mill Valley last spring, hosting an afternoon of art, music and talks about protecting our environment, with hundreds of participants of all ages.
People told us they really enjoyed this event, its creative energy, and the combination of entertainment, information and community. Survey responses show they liked the art, music and meeting people the most, and also liked the partner tables and speakers. The majority of participants thought the event helped build a community of activists, promoted environmental causes, welcomed young people as citizens and helped each of us take action.