Since 2006, Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, an offshoot of a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative, has placed globes around the world to combat climate change. Using public art, Cool Globes has brought messages of awareness to Washington DC, California, Texas, and Copenhagen, Geneva, Marseilles, Amsterdam, and Jerusalem.
Last month, they unveiled the latest exhibit in Pittsburgh, with support from 2013 BCA 10 honoree PNC Foundation. In a news release, Greg Jordan, PNC General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer said:
The Cool Globes exhibit is internationally recognized not only for its artistry but also for shining a light on the environment. The exhibit, and the globe we selected for installation at Triangle Park that represents green building, couldn’t be a more natural fit with PNC’s commitment to sustainability initiatives. We can think of no better place to showcase this exhibit and the work of local artists than our hometown.
In 2013, at the time of PNC’s BCA honor, then Executive Vice President and Director of Community Affairs said, “The PNC Foundation has always believed that engagement in the arts enriches lives and builds stronger, more vibrant communities.” Through this partnership with Cool Globes, PNC Foundation continues to use the arts to create strong, engaged communities.
Cool Globes in Pittsburgh is also made possible by the City of Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office, Heinz Endowments, and the Pittsburgh Penguin Foundations.
Check out a sample of the globes on their site.