About the GIANT banner

Making the GIANT banner:

  1. We created a mosaic of the drawings
  2. We printed it in 5 sections TWICE at UniPrint thanks to major sponsor Dattner Group!
  3. My husband sewed the panels together to create two banners  – it took him 10 hours each time.
  4. Watch how it was made !


More about the GIANT banner:

  • The banner includes all 2,629 drawings from 33 nations and 213 schools!
  • It is HUGE – 7 metres long by 4.25 metres wide.  Taller than a 2 story house.
  • It has 4 handles along the top (one on each end and one equidistant) and 3 along the bottom, plus 4 equally spaced along each side.
  • The banner is printed on water resistant light weight fabric.  It weighs ~7 kg.
  • As you would expect, it catches the wind very easily!

  • It is fun to play with!  You can play the ‘parachute game’ (Up. Down. Up, Down.  Up.  Down.  Up.  Let go – run underneath!)

  • You can also march with it, as we have done at the following climate strikes in Perth, Australia.

THE BANNER IS TOURING AUSTRALIA!

So far, the banner has been to forests and schools in Western Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, NSW, Victoria and South Australia!

WHERE TO NEXT?

Year 7 students at Ocean Reef Senior High School, Ocean Reef, Western Australia.  June 2024.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

QUEENSLAND

 

TASMANIA:

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:

For National Science Week in Aug 2023, Marji the Earth and Marji the penguin met ~700 kids from 3 schools with the giant banner and a 12 metre fabric version of the climate stripes for Adelaide.  Find the climate stripes for your state or country!  Kids acted as scientists for the day to discover why penguins and coral reefs don’t like warming seas by feeding like a coral and getting overheated in a penguin huddle, as well as playing with the GIANT banner and the climate stripes for Adelaide.

    • Blackwood Primary School (see their 78 entries).  Watch kids spell H-O-T with the giant banner and the climate stripes for Adelaide! Kids aged 5-8 did a deep dive into penguins, learning about the penguin life cycle with a 3-way reversible penguin toy (egg to chick to adult).  Kids 9-12 either made corals out of LEGO or simulated how earth’s atmosphere changes with combinations of forests and factories using ping pong balls!
    • Saint Ignatius Junior College.  Hear some of their messages for world leaders about climate change.
    • Christ the King.  See them play the crazy earth balls game with the GIANT banner (below)!

VICTORIA:

 

NEW SOUTH WALES:

THE BANNER IS TOURING THE WORLD!

  • The banner (or videos of it) has visited 11 nations so far (Australia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK) plus one of its drawings sailed around Antarctica!
  • The banner has been filmed in rainforests in 4 nations so far: Daintree World Heritage Area (Australia), Pasir Ris (Singapore), The Habitat at Penang Hill (Malaysia) and secondary rainforest at Galle (Sri Lanka).
  • The banner has been filmed in forests in 4 of the world’s 36 ‘global biodiversity hotspots’ so far-
    1. Forests of east Australia
    2. southwest Australia
    3. Sundaland, Western Ghats
    4. Sri Lanka

RIGHT NOW: EUROPE!

The giant banner is in Europe right now until mid-June 2024!  The banner has visited Denmark, Ireland and France, and will also visit Spain and Switzerland!  Kids from aged 2 to 18 will be seeing the giant banner and the Climate Stripes for Europe as a 12 m long banner.

DENMARK

  • Ryparken Lilleskole, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13 May 2024  VIDEO COMING SOON.
  • Engdals skolen, Aarhus, Denmark, 14 May 2024.  WATCH THE VIDEO!!

IRELAND

FRANCE

DUBAI (UAE)

  • Videos of the giant banner and some of the 7000 kids who’ve seen it since Nov 2021 was shown in Dubai, UAE for COP28 – Dec 2023 thanks to Parents for Climate Global!!!  WATCH THE FOOTAGE

SRI LANKA
Kids at Galle International College sent a message to the world on World Ocean Day! WATCH THE VIDEO.  The banner was filmed in secondary rainforest near Galle in the southern Province!  WATCH THE VIDEO.

Kids also fed like coral polyps, got overheated in a penguin huddle, celebrated trees with the tree pose, and played the parachute game and the crazy Earth balls game with the giant banner!


EGYPT

The video below (https://youtu.be/Gu9kZ5-crds) of the GIANT banner with kids around the world was shown at the United Nations climate meeting (COP27) that just concluded in Egypt! It was shown as part of the Global Stocktake – a formal process that tracks global climate action against the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. 100+ negotiators and others saw it!!!! After COP, it will be published as part of the official proceedings.

ANTARCTICA

UK (SCOTLAND)

  • The banner travelled to Glasgow, UK for the United Nations COP26 climate meeting. It was presented at an event Tues 9 Nov along with a video about its travels!!  WATCH THE VIDEO.  It was also on display in the ‘Green Zone’ at COP26 for the rest of that week.

SINGAPORE

MALAYSIA

 

GERMANY

MADAGASCAR

  • Long term plan – at the rainforest walkway being built in Ranomafana, Madagascar led by author, scientist & arbonaut Meg Lowman!!