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.