MEP is in the process of installing an edition of Mother Earth sculptures as the Symbol of Sustainability in major cities around the world. This sculpture acts to raise awareness of saving the environment and creating a heightened collective conscience.  In 2017, MEP intends to place Mother Earth in five countries and another 30 countries are interested. Below is a chronicle of activities in various countries.

US FlagWashington, DC, United States of America        top
The Mother Earth sculpture made its debut on January 19, 2017. It is located in Georgetown, Washington, DC, on the Potomac River. It was installed the day before the US Presidential Inauguration, as a proud reminder of this country’s focus on sustainability. The dedication of this sculpture was on Saturday, April 29, 2017, the same day as the Climate March.

Mother Earth on the Potomac River with Key Bridge in the distance


Time-Lapse Installation of Mother Earth

Dedication Ceremony, April 19, 2017

Some of the Hundreds of Photos of Mother Earth Posted on Social Media

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Benin is planning to install the Mother Earth sculpture in 2017. More details to follow.

CameroonFlagYaoundé, Cameroon        top
The capital city of Yaoundé plans to install the Mother Earth sculpture in 2017. The city will celebrate the arrival of the sculpture by inviting local environment-focused groups and government officials.

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Guilin, a city whose environmental gems are featured on China’s 20 Yuan note has been chosen as the site for a Mother Earth sculpture, celebrating China’s focus on saving the environment. Specifically, the Boya Academy, a K-12 international school with 31 like-academies around China, is excited to have Mother Earth at its Guilin campus. It is located in the school’s art corner, a place where students discuss art projects. MEP is excited to begin this collaboration with the Boya Academies. The dedication is planned for November, 2017.

Mother Earth at Boya Academy

The Karsts (Mountains) and the Lee River in Guilin

Central Pond at Boya Academy

MEP Inflatable Booth in Chinese with Boya Academy Administrator Zhou

MEP Co-Founders Pose with Tour Guide and MEP Partner Daisy Chan (left) and Boya Academy Administrator Zhou (right)

Installation – Mother Earth is Lifted by Crane from its Crate

MEP Booth in front of Boya Academy for Parent’s Day

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Israel plans to install the Mother Earth sculpture in Jerusalem in 2017. It will be placed in the Bloomfield Gardens, a few blocks south of the King David Hotel, and next to the famous Montefiore Windmill. Dedication information will be shared shortly.

Rendering of Mother Earth in Jerusalem

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The city of Naples is interested in placing the Mother Earth sculpture along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in 2017. More details to follow.

flag_of_portugal-svgLisbon, Portugal        top
Quercus, the national eco-organization in Portugal is interested in placing a Mother Earth sculpture in the city of Lisbon, along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Installation will be in the fall of 2017 or 2018. More details to follow.