ORIGIN OF THE CLIMATE SIGN

The climate sign was selected through a collaborative process powered by a team of students from a university network including Stanford, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, UC Northridge, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Individuals around the globe contributed their ideas for the proposed hand sign. 

Organizations and individuals in 50 countries were consulted on the top dozen hand signs for feedback on cultural appropriateness. With six hand signs remaining, thirteen advisory board members from top environmental organizations and branding agencies contributed their thoughts on which sign should be chosen. 

FRANCES BEINECKE, FORMER PRESIDENT

Natural Resources Defense Council 

CHRIS TACKETT, SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Natural Resources Defense Council

TREVOR MARTIN, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING MANAGER

The Nature Conversancy

JONATHAN PARFREY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Climate Resolve

BOB PERKOWITZ, PRESIDENT & Founder

ecoAmerica

JOSEPH ROBERTSON, GLOBAL STRATEGY DIRECTOR

Citizens' Climate Lobby 

BRIGITTE GRISWOLD, DIRECTOR OF YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Nature Conversancy

AMY KELLER, GLOBAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Live Earth

 

GEOF ROCHESTER, MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Nature Conservancy

PAUL SHAPIRO, VICE PRESIDENT OF FARM ANIMAL PROTECTION

The Humane Society of the United States

CLARA VONDRICH, FORMER ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, CLIMATE & ENERGY

Fenton

STACY ANDERSON, BRANDING

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