The first-ever window show at the new Little Red Nest Co-op brings together People vs Fossil Fuels, Justseeds Artists Cooperative, Extinction Rebellion Chicago, and the Chicago Act Collective to exhibit the Art Show to End Fossil Fuels.
Jan Martijn Burger, Lopi LaRoe, Erica Alexia Ledesma, Dylan A.T. Miner, Luz Pacheca, Roger Peet, Favianna Rodriguez, Shaun Slifer, and Bec Young
Fossil Fuels are the primary cause of the climate crisis, causing this summer’s extreme heat, fires, toxic smoke and flooding. When world leaders discuss climate action at the United Nations in New York this September, people across the world will hit the streets in a massive coordinated action to demand that governments end fossil fuels.
The exhibition features five artists organized by People vs Fossil Fuels to make the climate crisis visible. These five artists are living at ground zero of recent extreme weather disasters, or in the path of the fracked methane gas Mountain Valley Pipeline. These artists are joined by longtime climate justice artist activists from Justseeds.
The show coincided with a People vs Fossil Fuels street art wheat pasting installation around the country. Here in Chicago members from the Justseeds Artists Cooperative, Extinction Rebellion Chicago, and the Chicago Act Collective got together to do a wheat paste installation near the Black Lives Matter memorial installation at the PO Box Collective in Rogers Park.
Youth activists across the world will be mobilizing on September 15th. Join young people in the fight to save our planet, people, and futures.
- Sept 15: 4PM | Pritzker Park: https://actionnetwork.org/events/sept15-global-climate-strike-chicago
- Sept 15: Climate Strike youth-led school walkouts and actions
- Sept 17: March to End Fossil Fuels
- Sept 15 & 17 Global Days of Action
And check out this great article about the Art to End Fossil Fuels in Common Dreams.