World’s Largest Environmental Quilt
- All participants are invited to create a one-page explanation of each image on the quilt, which will be shared online.
- Quilts will be receiving national publicity as they go on tour. We plan on going to the UN and will invite you to all our national events.
- After the national tour, each city’s quilt will be travelling in each of the 50 cities separately for a year.
- Each city quilt will be presented to the city.
- Schools with the most green points will be able to compete to get their picture with the quilt each month (“Capture the Quilt” like “Capture the Flag”).
- Capturing the quilt will inspire schools and classrooms to compete and cooperate with each other to help make their school green. (Points will be given for cooperation – helping other schools, a very unique and compassionate approach.
- We would like you to partner with us on this project!
Advantages of Partnering with Us
- We could display your city’s 12 top sustainability initiatives on the quilt.
- The business that sponsors the quilt will receive their name prominently on the quilt (great publicity!).
- We would like your help to raise $300 per quilt and $150 for the quilt stand. This does not include our work for making the poster, creating a database of 100 cities and posting the information on each of the city’s 12 top sustainability initiatives online.
- For example, the City of Evanston was able to help us recruit over 10 of their Green Living Festival sponsors to help with their Local Green Exhibition quilt. The Village of Lombard found one sponsor for their Local Green Exhibition quilt.
- Cities are raising money to help with green initiatives. For example, the Green Town Program held in Oak Park (October 12, 2011), and soon to be held in Highland Park (October 18-19, 2012), charges $25,000. The cities raised money for this program by going to private individuals.
- After we complete each quilt, the quilt will go up for auction in each community. The sponsor could receive their money back in 3-6 months after each quilt is finished.
- A quilt appraiser suggested we could bring in even more than $500 per quilt if we held a raffle for it in each city it was traveling.