MEP has created inflatable booths that are designed to raise awareness about saving the environment and learning about the world’s focus on living more sustainably.
The idea is to give each recipient country of the Mother Earth sculpture a MEP Inflatable Booth to be installed next to the sculpture on World Environment Day, June 5, each year. This booth will be a part of the day’s festivities and will allow visitors to learn more about the Mother Earth Project and feel a solidarity with other countries doing the same around the world.
Parachutes For The Planet™ Exhibition in Washington, DC
Visitors are asked to write down how they are living sustainably and stick them on the booth. They can also enter the booth and see stories of sustainability worldwide.
The MEP Booth measures 4.25m (14′) high x 5m (16.5′) wide x 3m (10′) deep and uses a low-energy blower to inflate the booth.
MEP Inflatable Booth at American University
National Building Museum, Washington, DC
MEP co-founders Ari and Barton Rubenstein visit many schools
MEP Booth at Boya Academy, Guilin, China with Mother Earth in Background
Spanish Inflatable for Central and South America
Hebrew Inflatable for Israel
French Inflatable for Cameroon
Set Up and Take Down of the MEP Inflatable Booth
Inflate: Attach blower fan to white tube on right of inflatable and turn on. Remember to close air release zipper next to tube. You can cover the yellow motor with a chair and blanket to minimize the noise but, please leave an opening on the backside of the motor to allow the motor to access air.
Deflate: Unzip zipper . Lay inflatable on back and hold open zipper hole for five minutes. Roll around on inflatable to remove air. Lift bottom of inflatable up and over to a little past the middle of the inflatable. Do the same with the top of the inflatable, up and over to a little past the middle. Then, fold in half from bottom again. Roll the inflatable from left to right as tightly as you can and press your knee into it on every turn to remove air inside as you go. Take your time. Tie the inflatable with two ropes to hold it together. Place in bag.