Canaries were once used to warn miners of deadly methane levels. The Canary Project is about exactly that: warning us of severe changes to come. Using visual media and art works, the Canary Project spreads public understanding of climate change and supports those who commit to find solutions.
One of their latest projects is the Green Patriot Bus Ads, designed by world-famous, Cleveland-born artist Michael Bierut. This month, more than 60 buses were released into the streets of Cleveland to encourage what they call "Green Patriotism". The latter can be describes as a new form of environmentalism, where "one sees action to address climate change as an imperative to protect both the American and world economies. This is an environmentalism of strength and unity."On the outside, the buses promote public transport as a sustainable form of travelling, while Bierut's designs in the interiors are promoting the development of green jobs in the manufacturing sector.