In order to raise awareness of the Climate Emergency at a grassroots level, MEP reaches out to academic institutions and organizations worldwide. Our primary focus is to inspire sustainable actions using

Parachutes For The Planet



MEP encourages teachers and students to collaborate and create artwork to express their concerns and hopes for the environment. MEP features their artwork on its social media platform, @MotherEarthProject , as a way of connecting students and allowing them to be a part of a global project.

Suggestions for artistic and task-based projects may include:

Artistic Projects:
Students create artwork in a media that reflect their ideas and emotions concerning the Climate Emergency. Different types of media may include:

      • Painting
      • Drawing
      • Graphic arts
      • Sculpture
      •  Performance art
      • Music
      • Drama
      • Design
      • Illustration
      • Comics
      • Ceramics
      • Architecture
      • Collage
      • Photography
      • Video
    • Mixed media, etc…

Task-Based Projects:

Students may initiate a club or an activity to promote environmental awareness and sustainable actions. Suggestions include:

      • Planting trees and plants (creates more oxygen, shade, less water runoff)
      • Water Fountains to accommodate bottles (reduce plastic consumption)
      • Trash pickup activities (cleaning neighborhoods, parks, and street trash)
      • Hardscape Management Plan (using permeable surfaces to reduce runoff)
      • Alternative Commuting Transportation (carpooling)
      • Green Roof (reducing heat of buildings and water runoff)
      • Electricity, using renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydropower)
      • Sustainable purchasing policy (boxed water, recyclable food containers, etc…)
      • Waste Management (compost, recycling, recycling trashcans)
      • Lighting (low energy, LED, occupant-controlled lights)
      • Cleaning (materials and equipment with low environmental impact)
      • Fundraisers for environmental organizations and to pay for above ideas
      • Less paper (use computers/internet instead of paper handouts), etc…
    • Field trip to visit the Mother Earth sculpture in their country’s major city

Students visit Mother Earth sculpture

 Contact Us to Participate

If you are an arts administrator, faculty, or organization and would like to participate,
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 Media Related to School Collaborations

MEP Interview discussing collaborations with school at Montgomery County Municipal Cable Channel 16, Aug, 2017

The Town of Somerset, Chevy Chase, Maryland, had an Exhibition Opening of artwork created by 5th graders at Somerset Elementary School. This artwork is the product of a collaboration with the school. Teacher Lynn Lewis explains the work of Jeremiah, and MEP cofounder Ari Rubenstein (pianist) and Simon Diesenhaus perform Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror, the MEP theme song.  

MEP co-founders Ari and Barton Rubenstein give a presentation to a middle school.

MEP visits American University, Washington, DC