On Earth Day, a new art display calls for clean energy in Columbus


    Several dozen volunteers and green energy activists banded together Sunday to make the pitch to Columbus: transition to 100% clean and renewable energy, soon. (WSYX/WTTE)

    Several dozen volunteers and green energy activists banded together Sunday to make the pitch to Columbus: transition to 100% clean and renewable energy, soon.

    The group has called for such action before. How they did it this time, was different: an aerial art project with people standing in unison to form a giant "100%" on the grounds of Genoa Park. A drone camera captured the image from above.

    "You have a time, a space, and an action where everyone comes together and creates a common language," said organizer Eve Warnock, who works as a visual multimedia artist with OBLSK of Columbus. Warnock spearheaded the aerial art project as part of the Green Columbus Earth Day festivities at Genoa Park.

    The "100%" idea came from the national "Ready for 100" campaign, which makes a similar call in numerous American cities to abandon fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

    63 people took part in Sunday's art project. Building on the momentum, "Ready for 100" and the local Sierra Club chapter plan collaborate in Columbus over the next few months for several neighborhood clean-up and beautification projects.

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