Earth Day Network released their list of Artists for the Earth 2019 in Central Virginia, naming Write Climate, particularly Deborah Lawrence, as one of their honorees. On their website, Earth Day Network states they are using their platform of Earth Day to offer a unique opportunity for artists and art institutions to collaborate behind the goal of the Earth Day 2019 campaign to Protect our Species. They list some local artists in Central Virginia who have “harnessed the power of art to raise awareness and mobilize environmental activism.”
Honoring Write Climate, Earth Day Network writes:
A professor of Environmental Science at the University of Virginia, Lawrence began a project called ‘Writeclimate’ to spark civic engagement surrounding climate change issues using art as a medium. Students were asked to write their feelings about specific climate issues on pieces of colored paper and turn them into collages. Lawrence’s theory is that committing words to paper promotes a sense of commitment to them.”
We thank Earth Day Network for spreading our message and elevating our platform!