of  Parachute Exhibitions Worldwide

Including Past Events and Links to SignUps/Photos/Videos


Feb • Mother Earth Project Zoom before March 3 World Climate March

Feb • “WE Interview with Sri Lanka and Barton Rubenstein,” WE The World, Feb, 2023 Feb  • “Malcolm and WE with Special Guest Barton Rubenstein,” Malcolm Presents Podcasts

Jan • “Parents for Future – With 16 parachutes to the Elphi,” Klönschnack, Germany


June 25 • World REnew Day, Bonn, Germany – with PEOPLE OVER PROFIT parachutes

June 6-16 • UN Climate Conference, Bonn, Germany – with PEOPLE OVER PROFIT parachutes

June 5  • World Environment Day TBD

June 1-3 • UN Stockholm+50 Conference, Stockholm, Sweden – with PEOPLE OVER PROFIT parachutes

May 4-8  • ForFuture Congress, Berlin, Germany – with PEOPLE OVER PROFIT parachutes

April 23 • Earth Day – Montgomery County, Maryland Greenfest at Brookside Garden from 11am to 5pm, two parachutes will be decorated by the public

Mar 28 • World Climate Strike, Berlin, Germany – with PEOPLE OVER PROFIT parachutes


Oct 4

Mother Earth Sculpture Dedication, In attendance: Bonn Mayor Katja Dörner, Marina Ponti of the UN SDG Action Campaign and Dr. Heike Henn of the German Government, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


July 15

• MEP East Africa ZOOM Webinar – “Community Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation,” organized by Didier Nshimirimana, MEP East Africa Director

June 5

World Environment Day – MEP India Webinar – Restoration and Ecosystems


June 3

World Environment Day – Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Webinar – MEP has endorsed the Fossil-Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty initiative
• Seble Samuel – Global Cities Campaign Lead at Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative, Ethiopian-Canadian geographer and story teller
• Sven Harmeling – International Climate Policy Coordinator, Climate Action Network Europe, Bonn-based volunteer EU Climate Pact Ambassador & P4F


April 22

Earth Day ZOOM Call

• India, Jaipur –  Earth Day at Patrika Gate with newly create parachutes


March 19

Pakistan, Mardan – Climate March “Parachute Painting Competition,” organized by AWKUM Greens and Environmental Society

March 17

India, Jaipur – Department of Geography’s International Webinar, Climate Change: Vision

February 13

Kenya, Nairobi – Caroline Wambui is a journalist and has also worked in Parliament in Nairobi. She will be organizing a Parachute event with 30 young people to raise awareness about the climate emergency and also take their parachutes to the environment minister to discuss climate legislation.


December 16

Mother Earth Project ZOOM Event – Speakers:
Cathy Orlando and daughter Sophia Mathur, Sudbury, CANADA
Didier Nhimirimana, BURUNDI
Daniel Villa and Janeen Provazek, TACOMA, WASHINGTON, USA

October 2

Raleigh, North Carolina – Parachute Climate Events and Friday for the Future day and also still in Season of Creation and the UN International Nonviolence Day: • Nash Park at Noon–across from Raleigh City Council building, • Martin Luther King Jr. Park 1215 MLK Blvd. 12:30-1PM, • Pullen Baptist Church  1801 Hillsborough St. front sidewalk 1:30-2PM, • Globe at the Museum of Natural History 11 W. Jones St.. 2:30-3PM

October 2

Mother Earth Project ZOOM Event

Meeting begins at 17:55 after initial meet and greet.

Over a dozen speakers from around the world spoke about environmental concerns in their respective communities as well as sustainable actions that they are taking. It was a great way to share info and feel a part of the global impact of the Mother Earth Project and its Parachutes For The Planet project. 

Mother Earth Project Video of Parachute Communities showed during the above event

World Day of Climate Action – Millions of Climate Activists and Environmentalists will join Greta to raise awareness of the ever worsening climate emergency on our planet.

June 26

Bonn, Germany – Dedication Ceremony of Mother Earth sculpture with parachutes, music and speakers, including Dr. Martin Frick, Director of the Climate and Environment Division at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and Sandra Prüfer, MEP Director for Germany


June 5, 5:30pm EST

• CitizenKid’s “Earth Comes First” will air on YTV’s The Zone on World Environment Day 

CitizenKid: Earth Comes First Trailer from White Pine Pictures on Vimeo.


• 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Green Drinks International ZOOM with a Presentation by MEP cofounder Barton Rubenstein. Article

March – April

Chevy Chase, Maryland – MEP cofounders created a Bat Parachute, inspired by a Washington Post article that connects COVID-19 to the Climate Emergency. MEP also placed a box of free parachutes for neighbors to take, decorate with art, their environmental concerns, and next sustainable actions, this all during the COVID-19 stay at home lock-down. 100 Parachutes were distributed and displayed in the extended neighborhoods. More info here.


India,  Rajasthan, Jaipur – River Awareness Sustainability Event, 12 Parachutes on display

Yaoundé, Cameroon – Mother Earth Sculpture Dedication

September 26
New York City – Kallan Benson Acceptance Speech (on behalf of Fridays For Future) of UNEP Champions of the Earth Award


September 22
• Maryland – Wheaton Art Parade with Parachutes, 10am

September 20
Washington, DC – John Marshall Park (4th and C Streets NW) at 11am, marching to US Capitol (west side)

September 20
New York City – United Nations Building (100 Parachutes +) – WORLD CLIMATE STRIKE with Greta Thunberg’s Fridays For Future (Go to this website to register your strike!)

September 20
Sierra Leone – CCL Chapter Director Alhassan Sesay organized Parachutes For The Planet® activities with the Sierra Leone School Green Club.


September 13
Washington, DC – Strike with Greta! North Side of White House, 11-2pm

August 8
Burundi – Parachutes For The Planet display event

August 2
Guinée, Conakry – Parachutes For The Planet event

July 11
Washington, DCPlay-In For Climate Action, Join Moms from across the country at our sixth annual event with Parachutes, National Mall at 3rd St 9-11am. Register Here.

June 27
Zimbabwe, Mutare – Schools Commemorative Day of Africa Child with Parachutes

June 22
Germany, BonnWorld Renewable Energy Day in cooperation with international NGOs, rewewable  energy advocates & during the UN Climate Conference in Bonn. The launch event takes place at the UN Campus (United Nations Plaza) with high-profile speakers, Ukranian singer Ruslana & other musicians AND a Parachutes for the Planet display.

June 15
Germany, Bonn – Family March for Peace, Women & Human Rights and Climate Justice with Israeli Activist Yael Deckelbaum & The Mothers

June 8
Montgomery County, Maryland – 1st Annual Climate Music and Art Festival (with, Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland, 10am – 2pm, large display of parachutes (in gym and all-purpose room). RSVP Here 

June 5
India,  Rajasthan, Jaipur – World Environment Day, 5 Parachutes on display

May 24-30 and June 29
Mali, Batako – Parachute Action (15) in the INNOV VILLAGE component of the upcoming Africa parade of Innovators Hii-FESTIVAL. Parliament Members, US Embassy and other Officials to be present.

May 24
WORLD STUDENT CLIMATE STRIKEFridaysForFuture, started by Greta Thunberg

Climate Strike with Fridays For Future and Parents4Future groups and parachutes in Bonn, Germany

May 19
Bonn, Germany – Paint a Parachute together

May 13
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Meetings with Parliament Members with 30 Parachutes

May 3
Canada and WORLDFridays for Future Climate Strike with Parachutes with dozens of schools across Canada striking for better climate laws.

May 2-4
Germany, Bonn – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Festival of Action, World Conference Center. 17 Parachutes on display, one for each of the 17 SDGs.

April 30
Nigeria, Kaduna State – Project on Climate Action. 5 Parachutes on display

April 28
• Montgomery County, Maryland Greenfest – Brookside Gardens with Parachutes

April 13
Virginia, LeesburgGirl Scouts Annual Meeting, Distribute 300 Parachutes

March 29
Israel, Tel Aviv – Climate March, 18 parachutes and MEP Inflatable Booth at Meir Park

March 26
Canada, Ontario – Breakfast with Members of Provincial Parliament at Queen’s Park,
Parachutes across Ontario will be on display

March 24
Maryland, Rockville – VisArts Center – Parachute Painting for Greenfest (155 Gibbs Street)

March 15
WORLD STUDENT CLIMATE STRIKEFridaysForFuture, started by Greta Thunberg, 125 countries, over 2083 sites, 1.5 million students – 80 Parachutes at the US Capitol, Washington, DC

February 18, 10:30am & 1:30pm & 5pm
Maryland, Annapolis – House of Delegates, Reclaim Our Future with Students and Parachutes

Sierra Leone, Freetown – Freetown Teachers College Parachute Sustainability Event

January 22-27
Panama, Panama CityWorld Youth Day: The  Pope comes to Central America and will be surrounded by 41 Parachutes, created by local religious and school groups.

January 11
Canada, Ontario, Sudbury – Friday’s For Future Sudbury Rally, Youth advocate for Northern Ontario’s Hospital to follow Lancet recommendations – Parachute used in the lobbying


December 28-29
Zimbabwe – Seminar and Safe Cities Summit in the City of Mutare, attended by mining companies, extractive companies and industry. Many parachutes will be at this event.

December 7
Canada, Sudbury, Ontario & Vancouver, British Columbia – Friday’s For Future Sudbury Rally, MP for Sudbury, Paul Lefebvre and MPP for Nickel Belt, France Gelinas and other adults played parachute games with the youth; Youth rally outside of the BC Environment Minister’s office

November 15
Nigeria, Abuja – Parachutes & Arts for Climate for Senior Secondary Schools in FCT Abuja, Millennium Park Abuja,  9am – 4pm

November 10
Washington, DCFlicks For Change, Parachutes to be displayed at the Halcyon House, 4-8:30pm, Tickets Available

November 4
• Canada, Toronto – Parliament of World Religions Conference  – displayed Parachutes and participated in panel discussions

November 3 
Canada, Ontario, Sudbury – Friday’s For Future Lone Striker Sophia Mathur, 20 parachutes at Memorial Park, MP for Timmins James Bay Charlie Angus and other adults played parachute games with Sophia

October 29, 12-2pm 
Washington, DC – US Supreme Court, Parachutes in front of Supreme Court. This court is discussing the Juliana vs USA case (21 kids suing the US government about climate change).

October 29, 9-11am 
Washington, DC – Freedom Plaza, Parachutes across the street from DC Council Building. This council is voting on most ambitious climate bill in US, 100% carbon-neutral by 2032. Coordinated with CCL. 

October 15
Canada, Sudbury – Parliament Hill, Parachutes collected from across Canada

October 13
Washington, DC – Mother Earth Project’s Parachutes For The Planet™ World Inaugural Exhibition, Georgetown Waterfront Park, 11am – 4pm

September 12
Kenya, Nairobi – Climate Change Art Competition Award ceremony with 20-40 parachutes.

October – September
California, Sunnyvale – Sunnyvale Community Center, Creative Arts Center, 550 East Remington Drive, Parachutes on Display

September 8
California, San FransiscoPeople Climate Movement – City Hall, Climate March ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit on Sep 12-14, PHOTOS

September 2
Michigan, Grand Rapids – Lions and Rabbits, 10 – 2pm, Paint a Parachute

August 15
Missouri, Missouri River Regional Library, Jefferson City –  Parachute display for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby meeting

July 19-21
Zero Hour Youth Climate March, in partnership with MEP, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Sierra Club – Washington, DC on the National Mall at 12th St (and other sister city locations)
• Citizens’ Climate Lobby Sister Parachute Exhibitions – Ann Arbor, Michigan at City Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, Canberra, Australia

June 10-12
Washington, DC – First Parachute ExhibitionCitizens’ Climate International Conference and Lobby Day, Omni Shoreham Hotel Blue Room

June 5
Nigeria, Lagos – World Environment Day Celebration, including government officials, members of parliament, labor unions, students and the general public. The project was executed by the Climate Aid Initiative.

June 2
Canada, Ottawa – Earth Day Festival at Memorial Park

June 2
Eugene, Oregon – Eugene School District 4J in collaboration with the EWEB Education Partnership

June 1, 5pm – 8:30pm
Oregon, Eugene – 30-40 Parachutes, First Friday Art Walk, 750 Oak Street

May and June
Illinois, Geneseo – GHS Environmental Club Parachute on display at Public Library,805 N Chicago Street

May 30
Sierra Leone – Freetown Teachers College (FTC), Jui, Freetown, (14 Parachutes from different schools)

May 18, 6pm – 7pm
Maryland, Chevy Chase – Somerset ES 5th Grade Environmental Art and Parachute Exhibition, Town Hall, 4510 Cumberland Ave

April 20, Earth Day
Providence, Rhode IslandProvidence Montessori School students sing with their parachute at Earth Day concert

Cameroon, Yaoundé – Mother Earth sculpture installed in park near Catholic University

Israel, Jerusalem – Mother Earth sculpture installed in Bloomfield Gardens next to the King David Hotel


October 17
Washington, DC – The Big Build at the National Building Museum – MEP Inflatable Booth major debut

China, Guilin – Mother Earth sculpture installed at Boya Academy

April 29
Climate March Worldwide – Kallan Benson marches in DC with her 24′ diameter butterfly parachute with 1600 student signatures (first parachute of the Parachute For The Planet™ project).
Washington, DC – Mother Earth Sculpture Dedication in Georgetown

The MEP’s Inaugural Dedication took place on Climate March Day next to the Mother Earth sculpture in Washington, DC, along the Potomac River.

January 29
Washington, DC – First Mother Earth sculpture installed in Georgetown along the Potomac River


November 20
Washington, DC – American University Katzen Center – First public lecture about the Mother Earth Project – MEP Inflatable Booth debut


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