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Parachutes for the Planet Come to Nelson’s Earth Day Celebration

By Contributor
April 19th, 2019

Locally made Parachutes for the Planet will be displayed as part of Nelson’s Earth Day festivities on April 22. Come to the parade and enjoy the fun at Hall Street Plaza, and then wander up IODE park between Herridge Lane and Victoria to see local artwork by school children and other community members.

Parachutes for the Planet is a youth-inspired collective art project illustrating concern for climate change. Parachutes can be seen as “safety nets” and when displayed together they transform into powerful messages of strength, hope and communal determination. The 2-dimensional parachutes are brightly painted and usually made from an old sheet.

These parachutes will be joining other from across BC at a display in front of the BC Legislative Assembly on May 13. They also were part of a Canada-wide display in Ottawa last October. This will be the first group display in Nelson.

Also at the Earth Day event at Hall Street Plaza, there will be an opportunity to help paint a parachute, and kids can create their own miniature parachute at the Citizens’ Climate Lobby table. Display is weather dependent.

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Photo Caption: Parachutes being painted at The Langham in Kaslo last September. — Dona Grace photo

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