We are totally humbled!
We raised over 5,000 circles on Kickstarter!
Thank you everyone who circled litter in this global statement that we all want to live in a clean environment. Please view your circles and stats at chalkcirclechange.com/playccc.
The mass circling event in Union Square was a blast. We got the word out right away and everyone just started circling. We passed out FREE chalk and packages of chalk letters for the crowd. It was an epic event that truly made an environmental impact for the city of New York, and we had FUN doing it!
Our second play test at Eyebeam hosted by Come Out & Play was a hit! We tested our hashtag via all social media and everything is working amazing. Got some great feedback for playing the game with adults including a second phase of the game for reflection. Kaho loved how I simplified my game from last year and the impact was grand. CCC is a huge fan of Eyebeam and everything they do ... Check them out!
Grab some chalk, circle some litter, take a photo using #PLAYCCC. We are starting a week long project on Earth Day and our goal is to raise 5,000 circles to make a statement that we all want to live in a cleaner environment.
Chalk Circle Change is a social art project circling litter with sidewalk chalk to call attention to it, have people take notice, and maybe even pick it up.
We want to empower people to change the way they look at their neighborhoods, cities, and the world, while having fun doing it.
Join the movement by volunteering a little bit of your time, your circle, your change!!!
Chalk Circle Change
Chalk Circle Change in collaboration with Abraham House hosted a game of Chalk Circle Change today. The students circled over 800 pieces of litter within 15 minutes of game play. This is the all time high so far and should deserve a Guinness World Record.
We hosted a neighborhood clean up after the game and picked up most of the litter within an entire block in the Bronx, NY. The surrounding neighbors thanked us as we removed the waste from their sidewalks.
Later we had an open discussion about where the trash actually ends up ... "in the landfill" one of the students said. We left the students with three simple ways to make a difference for the environment in their everyday lives.
Stickers that dissolvable under running water. Fully biodegradable!!!
Tagged along with streetartwalk.com in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and learned a lot about my favorite artists. Got about half the people on the tour to start chalking and making a difference in their environment.
The people of Nicaragua treated me like family. The community was humbled by the project and a group of children participated right away. We started chalking and in my broken spanish we started a conversation about litter through art. Their streets are kept very clean and they had trash bins almost everywhere.
A nice lady shared with me that their main issue with litter is plastic bags. Everywhere you go, you see plastic bags! Reusable bags are rarely used and plastic bags are the norm. We exchanged emails and Facebook pages to keep in touch.
Agora Partnerships & Chalk Circle Change collaborated to create an immense chalk, art installation for their Entrepreneurial Retreat 2014. A large group of entrepreneurs co-created a chalk mural reflecting on the insights from the retreat. It was an interactive, artistic experiment that made everyone walk away with a goal in mind for the upcoming year.
Da Bronx, NYC what more can I say. My favorite burrow in NYC. One day, I gathered a few of my alumni students from Abraham House, a not-for-profit that rehabilitates prisoners in Riker's Island. We split up into two teams and chalked both sides of a few blocks. It was fun, full of energy, and learning experience for all of us.
Not all people have Instagram.
Reflection /// Feedback session needed at end of game.
Share cards made with seed paper...if you plant them they will grow into wild flowers! Plant & Grow...Fully compostable!
Protecting Lady Liberty for the long run @chalkcirclechange
Archie and Jeff at PlayLab sent me these after I circled their entire area and particularly their street. These fine gents are my thesis professors this year at Design for Social Innovation – The School of Visual Arts and they rock! They have already worked with me on 100 ideas related to my project and we have a huge surprise under our sleeves coming soon!
Arrows are superb tools for direction. For example, the trash can is located here, and not on the ground. Direction is a key aspect of this project, Where is all this litter ending up?
Most of it ends up in a landfill, where there is no professional composting going down. It piles up, stack by stack, and damages our environment on a massive scale. After circling for months and seeing the impact, I make better changes when dealing with disposable waste in my life.
CCC Poster in Full Effect!!!
The famous Christopher Street in New York City brings together people of all lives. One of my favorite subway stations in NYC, Christopher Street is a landmark of the terrain. A women walking by noticed me circling litter and said; "Clever." This area is notorious for cigarettes and dunkin donuts styrafoam cups.
Out circling, I met this photographer William King. He loved the project and told me a story how once one of his images created social change as well. The great thing about chalking is that it gets people who normally wouldn't speak to each other, talking.
PERSON 2 PERSON - PAY IT FORWARD!!!
A new, powerful within social innovation. With this one piece of chalk you can make a statement that we all want to live in a cleaner environment. So grab some chalk, circle some litter, take a photo using #PLAYCCC, and join our social movement. We want to empower the way people look at their neighborhoods, cities, and the world, while having fun doing it.