These posters call out for a civic alliance to reverse global warming. They echo the art that built community around wartime efforts, especially those produced by the United States Food Administration during World War 1. The substitution of Secretary of the Future is Kurt Vonnegut’s idea that government must better account for long-term interests of future generations. The Livable RI seal indicates the place of origin with cattails representing local flora at the edge of our coastline in this vulnerable state.

The art work was generously donated by local artists and professionals eager to be part of a transformative civic response to the ominous threat of a changing climate. The artists include Irene Allen, Jim Bush, Bob Chatham, Lucy Handy, Mimo Gordon Riley, Janet Downing Taylor, and Edith Vonnegut. The project manager was Paul A. Roselli and the artistic director was Janet Downing Taylor. The concept was developed by Seth Handy with valuable contributions by many volunteers.

Be Patriotic

Original WW1 Image by Paul Stahr, 1883-1953 World War I began as a result of the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie in 1914. Food shortages were widespread in Europe during the war. On the...
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Plug into the sun

If predictions come true, all of our devices, appliances and transportation will need electricity. Fossil fuel power plants cause greenhouse gas emissions. Decentralized electric generation can help solve this dilemma. Reducing our energy use, cutting our electric bill in half, using more efficient appliances and...
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Plant Trees help the earth breathe

Urban trees grow up to 40% faster than trees in the forest. With little competition for sunlight and nutrients, a warmer environment and because there is plenty of CO2 in the city, why then are we not planting more trees in our urban core? But...
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Wind Powers Itself

Sailors knew that wind could be harnessed to get from one place to another. In the U.S., wind has been used for over 150 years to pump water from deep underground and power small grinding mills. Enter Daniel Halladay and John Burnham who started the...
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WALK

Who doesn’t remember the iconic Abbey Road album cover which took shape as the band was falling apart in 1969? The Beatles were musical geniuses and they may have been on to something about getting out and taking a walk. Today, our hyper reliance on...
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Food is Fuel

Nearly 30% of the food we bring into our homes goes out with the trash. Strawberries and bananas take the most in energy costs in growing, processing and transportation. But they are the first to go. Buying smaller quantities. Planning ahead. Buying local and in...
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Acknowledgments

Funding for this project was provided in part by the following:
the City of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza through the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism; and members and patrons of the Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode Island.

Have Posters. Will travel.

This series of 26 posters can come to you. For more information contact us at livableRI1@gmail.com or call us at (401) 447-1560.

Gallery Venues:

• Central Congregational Church, Providence, RI: June 5th – June 30th

• Water re Arts Center, Providence RI: July 8th – 31st

• Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, Harrisville, RI: August 2nd -30th

• First Unitarian Church of Providence, Providence, RI: October 2nd – 31st

How to buy a poster

For a donation of $100, we will print and ship (unframed) one poster of your choice. Samples of each poster are online at www.livableRI. org. Please identify the poster by title. Make the check out to the Burrillville Land Trust (the fiscal agent for CACRI) and send it in care of the Burrillville Land Trust, PO Box 506, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.