Wings of Paradise

Date:
September 23, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT
Location:
Greenpeace San Jose North 2nd Street 19 95113 San Jose
Event Type:
Meeting - Planning, Organizing, or Evaluating, Workshop or Working Bee
Attendees:
1 person is going

 

Did you brush your teeth this morning? Enjoy a bowl of cereal for breakfast, or a snack of crackers? Maybe cookies, for dessert? Chances are you’ve used or consumed a product containing Palm Oil! This preservative is in most everything, and while it’s a responsible choice for preserving our favorite foods, the way it is derived causes immense damage to pristine Indonesian rainforests.

 

Forest destruction for Palm Oil harvesting has been pushing Birds of Paradise to the brink of extinction and it is due time that we make drastic changes to protect these species! This campaign is a global art intervention that will insert a fresh perspective on this devastating story, by giving ostracized Birds of Paradise a new place to live, since their home is being destroyed.

 

This (DATE) we will launch this global campaign locally, right here in (LOCATION)! Join us in crafting up colorful Birds of Paradise and distributing them around the city in an effort to start a conversation around transparency and accountability in the Palm Oil industry.

 

We will be crafting for about 30 minutes, and then distributing the Birds for another 30 minutes. Each bird we place, we will feature its location and a fun fact on Social Media paired with the hashtag #WingsOfParadise