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Video by Jeff Pantukhoff / Spectral Q
Los Angeles, California ~
Hundreds of Angelenos formed the shape of a %u2018Solar Eagle Taking Flight,%u2019 combined with solar photovoltaic film sheets as part of a mixed media installation at The Cornfields in Los Angeles Historic State Park on Sunday, November 21, 2010.
International Aerial Artist John Quigley / Spectral Q directed the image, his vision for the event:
%u201CFor over 200 years the eagle has been a symbol of America. The Solar Eagle represents an America based on a clean green energy economy. As the Solar Eagle takes flight, so too will our prosperity.%u201D
The L.A. event was designed to show the world how the people and businesses of Los Angeles are implementing global climate solutions including everything from %u201CEarth to Sky.%u201D Urban gardeners from around the City were involved to show how increasing numbers are growing food in their yards as well as in community gardens, saving money as well as reducing the fossil fuel emissions from growing and transporting food from distant agri-businesses.
Solar panel elements were provded by Olin Brass and Madico, Inc.
The Syllabic word accompanying the Solar Eagle means %u2018Well Being%u2019 in Inuktitut (Inuit language), which stands for %u2018Harmony, Balance & Health', the goal of our global efforts.
This is third in a series of images, dating back to the Arctic, 2005.
On Earth Day 2005, Inuit elders issued a warning to humanity from the sea ice off of Baffin Island, Canada, about the urgent dangers of global warming. The image of an Inuit Drum Dancer was accompanied by the words %u2018Arctic Warning%u2019 and the word %u2018Listen%u2019 in Inuktitut.
In January 2007, the school children of Park City, UT responded with an image that included a Bear Drum with the words, %u2018We Hear You,%u2019 in Inuktitut, accompanied by %u2018Step It Up.%u2019
This launched the Step It Up campaign, Bill McKibben%u2019s first large-scale activism project which later led to the international 350.org project.
The Solar Eagle is accompanied by the words, %u2018Well Being%u2019 in Inuktitut, which means %u2018Harmony, Balance & Health%u2019 and is the goal of our global efforts.