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Is this all-ages coloring book the thing that will finally mobilize society in the climate crisis?

Corinne Segal

July 26, 2019, 11:06am

Remember a few years ago when adults discovered coloring books and a wave of new pieces hailed them as a tool for mindfulness and dealing with anxiety? In a move both educational and depressingly efficient, this coloring book on climate change and renewable energy covers the topic that is currently inspiring existential dread in entire generations!

The nonprofit Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility and design firm Ellery Studio, both based in Berlin, collaborated to create The Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book, which they first published two years ago. Fast Company reports that this month, they launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new edition.

The project aimed to synthesize a number of different data sets about climate change and sustainable energy into an engaging format for people of all ages who may not already be familiar with those issues.

The new version of the book would contain updated infographics along with new information on Fridays for Future, the youth-led climate activist movement founded by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg.

Check out more from the book below (all images courtesy of Ellery Studio):

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