Taipei’s Climate Artivism inspired by Greta Thunberg

Taiwan Greenpeace to host climate change event on Sept. 12

Climate Artivism poster (Facebook, Climate Artivism photo)

Climate Artivism poster (Facebook, Climate Artivism photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Climate Artivism, hosted by Greenpeace, will on Saturday morning (Sept. 12) use art as a medium for taking action to combat climate change.

Taking place from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Minzhu Avenue near Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, this event is suitable for anyone passionate about environmental conservation and climate change mitigation in particular. It was inspired by the Fridays for Future climate strike movement initiated by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, according to the event's Facebook page.

Greta Thunberg with poster reading “school strike for climate” (Greenpeace photo)

Climate Artivism is an opportunity for Taiwanese students to participate in a global youth-led movement. The main goal is to use art and creativity to express one's fears and concerns about climate change.

Participants will paint and put together a puzzle consisting of 5000 large cardboard pieces, resulting in a 60 by 30-meter image that captures the creativity of hundreds of people.

According to the event page, the goal is to use art to appeal to governments, policymakers, and those who can initiate tangible change. To comply with epidemic prevention measures, all participants are required to sign up through this Google Form.

NTU Speak for Future event (Greenpeace photo)