On August 9, Edmonton Youth For Climate (EYFC) painted a mural of warming stripes at 8115-104 Street NW. This mural is another feature of their larger initiative, “Visions For The Future: The Edmonton Climate Art Project”. The project aims to raise awareness of climate change through artistic expression.
The mural is a visual representation of global warming over the last century. The group painted one stripe for each year between 1900 to 2021 to show long-term temperature trends. Global average temperatures have already risen by 1.2°C since pre-industrial levels, and warming in the last few decades is evident.
Mural artist Jill Stanton assisted youth from EYFC to paint the mural. With the mural, Edmonton Youth For Climate seeks to raise awareness and stress the importance of climate action in the city. We invite readers to visit a climate-art exhibit EYFC will be putting up at City Hall from October 2 to 21 as the culmination of their art project.
Learn more about EYFC in this Renewable Series video.